The Leedahls Update – Dec. 1, 2014

Enjoyed a day with Jon! Thanks to the Trostruds and Ottesens for watching the kids for us! Jon had his vacuum taken off & stump debrided again & assessed by the docs this morning. They would like to continue to have the vac for a couple more weeks to suction out anything that could be accumulating. It will help with the healing process. The antibiotics seem to be working as Jon continues to have normal temps!

Jon started work at the gym and things are a little tight and sore from not working out, but he did very well. So proud of him!

He needed a long nap so I took the opportunity for a long walk & a stop at my fave yogurt place. Mmmmmm!

10678797_10152575174067252_2336772812618516278_nOur evening ended with a DATE night, thanks to the Hannah Ottosen family!! It was wonderful to be out alone and have some time to just talk about life lately as we sat watching the boats come & go in the harbor. Jon is still pretty medicated so he’s more quiet, but it was SO nice to just have a little getaway after a busy past few weeks.

The evening ended with more friends arriving! Noel (Catharine Tuit Carpenter) arrived from PNG brought by his BFF Ryan Pennington. It was fun to have some laughs and see familiar faces again. Laughter is the best medicine!

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad.” (Psalms 126:2, 3)

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17 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Dec. 1, 2014

  1. I pray for you daily. Such encouraging reports today! Yes, I have no doubt you will be flying again! PTL!

  2. Amanda

    Continuing to pray for you and your wife and boys! We love you all the way over here in the foothills of the Appalachians in NE Georgia!

  3. Margaret

    I know Jon will fly again and continue his mission in PNG. A friend of mine was telling her daughter’s sister in law about your accident and shev(has her PHD in PT) said Australia is a leader in research so hope that means they know how to put you “all back together”. My daughters have always given their children when they where young a small crèche, now my great granddaughter is playing with one, nice tradition as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. Glad you had a date night, I’d enjoy watching boats as all we see here are snow plows. Continued prayers.

  4. Marguerite

    Dear Jon and Adie,

    Although you don’t know me, you have been in my prayers and will continue to be. Ever since your accident, Jon, I’ve been following the posts about you and your family and am praying for God’s healing and daily strength and encouragement for all of you. People in my church and ladies in my Bible study are continuing to pray for you too.

    I’ve been able to picture some of the places you’ve been and where you are now as I spent 28 years in PNG with SIL doing translation and other work and also spent some times in Cairns for holidays and medical treatment. I’m happy to hear that the boys are enjoying some of the fun things there in Cairns.

    After retiring from Wycliffe in 2010, I married a high school friend who was a Baptist pastor in St. Ansgar, IA. At the end of May, 2013, he retired and we now live in the small town of Lyle, MN. He continues to fill pulpits most Sundays, and we are busier in retirement than before. We are thankful that we are healthy enough that we can continue to serve the Lord.

    We pray that God will continue to meet all your needs.

    Sincerely in Christ, Marguerite and Gary Gonnerman

    Sent from my iPad


  5. Bryan & Diana Brown

    We are friends of Ray and Leanna Finsaas’s from Montana and have been following your posts ever since they asked for prayer for you guys. It’s so good to see healing and things going better. We will keep praying and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. You both are such an inspiration!!

  6. We Praise GOD for you two and thankful that you got a date in. GOD is good! We Love You! The Peters Family. Psalm 3:5

  7. Donna Burns

    The plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations. Psalm 33:11
    Just wanting you to know that I continue to lift you up to the Lord daily. ((HUGS)) over the many miles!

  8. Anonymous

    Dear Jon and Addie, we are following your updates here at FSA with our thoughts and prayers. Praising God for His protection of your life and thanking Him for your hearts’ responses to all that you have been through. Yes, we can trust Him when everything is shouting He isn’t trustworthy. Praying for those 3 little boys too. May God be your joy and strength and song every day.
    Love from all of us at FSA
    Kay for the Team

  9. anonymous

    Dear Jon and Adie, ever since a friend started sharing your updates on her Facebook page (I think she’s a friend of your mum’s), I’ve been following your progress prayerfully. I’m amazed at how you & the family are holding up in the midst of all this, a clear indication of how deep the roots of your faith had already grown, long before the accident happened and how thoroughly the Lord has prepared you for “such a time as this”.
    What I would like to say as an encouragement is this: I myself have been a missionary for lots & lots of years and have gone through burnouts and all kinds of “setbacks”. The Lord has pointed out time & again that He uses every circumstance to work through us and it’s not necessarily what we “do” that will bring praise to His Name. The very way in which you are going through this ordeal is already touching such a vast audience – hey, you’re currently a “missionary to the world”!
    I will continue to pray that Jesus will speak His peace and encouragement into your very soul and show you glimpses of the impact you are having on countless people, day after day. May He uphold you in every way and may you be able to hang on to the fact that you can never fall from His Hand!

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  11. Phillip & Olivia

    So glad to hear Jons temps are back to normal . He had us worried. We have to remember with God all things are possible.

  12. Hi
    I have found your blog which I was pointed to by Deb and Chris (MAF trainer in WA).
    Anyway, i want to thank you for the way you have written so well about your situation, enabling our prayers to be so specific for you all.
    I’m leading the reflection at our Men’s breakfast tomorrow morning and plan on talking about your situation and the way in which you are dealing with it, and to let others no to prayer for you.
    I have also been taken down a new route in life to the one in which I thought I would go when my legs worked. While I still have them I am as immobile as Jon at the moment. My daughter has some of the frustrations and disappointment that your sons will feel, but God is good. There is still so much we can do as a family and as we seek to serve God in our situations. Reading some of your posts and ‘When He shows up’ by Erica Haberchak is an encouragement to those of us in the ‘easy’ west. We may have many of the things you might miss in PNG but we still seek to serve the same God. By reminding our selves of all that we have it puts our problems and heave-nots into perspective. I still have 2 legs and God can still use me, and won’t heaven be so great when I can run and jump!
    Thank you so much for your work, but also your beautiful writing.
    May God bless you both all in Cairns and wherever he may lead you in the future.
    from Jon in Tillicoultry, Scotland.

  13. Continuing to pray for strength and courage during your recovery. It was lovely to meet you while we were in Cairns. Gavin & Julie (Maldon Baptist Church, Victoria)

  14. Amanda

    Still praying for y’all. Hope things are going well. Merry Christmas from Georgia!
    The Youngs

  15. Gretchen

    Continuing in prayer for you from Kansas.

  16. Phillip & Olivia

    Hello from California
    Hoping everything is going well.
    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
    Praying for a blessed Christmas.

    • missy

      Hello from bremerton Washington! Still praying for you! Have a merry Christmas a d may God provide strength, courage, wisdom and guidance

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