The Leedahls Update – May 8, 2015

We are always so happy to hear from folks. Thank you for all of your questions & encouraging emails & FB messages. You guys are so awesome!!

Here are a couple of questions answered:

10368247_10152923280722252_336218230177738813_nWhere are we these days? We are at Jon’s parents farm in North Dakota. This will be “home” to us while Jon gets his leg (next week!! Hooray!!!), re-certified to fly again, and Lord willing, go back to Papua New Guinea to serve with New Tribes Mission Aviation. That is the goal unless God shows us otherwise. Pray for us guys!

How are we all doing?

Honestly, it took us some time to get readjusted to life back in the states. Coming back from being overseas feels a little like you got the rug pulled out from under you. You feel a little discombobulated (I like that word for a bit but then you have to just get back up on your feet & keep going.) Thanks so much to our family for hosting us during our recovery & wait time!!

Prayer requests:

We leave Monday for Mayo & Jon gets fitted for the C-leg. So excited!! But some concern we have is because Jon’s stump is numb he will have to be extra careful initially with keeping a close eye on his stump for any irritations that the new leg could cause. We’ll need to look closely all over his stump daily because he wouldn’t be able to “feel” if anything felt wrong or painful.

Please pray with us for his stump to take the prosthetic leg well! That there would be no irritation that could lead to infection.

We leave Monday for Rochester, Tuesday is Jon’s first appointment. As you can imagine I will have my video camera handy for his first steps with his new leg. Stay tuned.

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech.” II Cor 3:5, 12

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12 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – May 8, 2015

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  2. Patricia Hodge

    God is so good. We have followed you all the way. Out son lance and Mary Beth hodge and grandchdren Mac and Jake are in goroka on Lopilo base with NTM serving in the clinic there. They have followed you all as well. We are so joyful led for your progress and healing. We have watched you go with God all the way. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Can’t wIt to see you walking on your new leg. Blessings we pray

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  3. Anonymous

    We have followed your progress and are so excited for this next step of getting your new leg. Little by little, step by step. You have stayed the course and have overcome some amazing circumstances. God bless you mightily, you will always be an inspiration and a great help to others because you have worked so hard and have been saved miraculously.

  4. Ron & Robin Brown

    As the mother of 3 sons with families who are dependent on air support as they serve among the Yanomami in the North Amazon region of Brazil, my husband and I have prayed for your family since we first learn about Jon’s accident. Thank you for allowing us to share in this episode of your lives. God has taken us through some interesting twists and turns since we ourselves believed that God was calling us into tribal work when our sons were 7, 9 & 11. We were forced to leave Brazil after only 18 months because of visa issues. We didn’t know then, that it was actually our sons that God was calling for a time when the harvest would be ripe. Now it has been more than 20 years since the first of our three sons returned to Brazil under UFM/Crossworld. Looking back, after seeing an indigenous church planted and growing, it is a lot easier now, to see God’s hand. Nothing that took place was wasted. So we encourage you to keep trusting God, as it appears that you are, in your journey of faith. Jon, your strength and endurance are amazing. Adie, we marvel at your steadfast and upbeat communications through this entire ordeal. Be encouraged! God is working out His plan for your family, and for the nations. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Ron & Robin Brown, Redding, CT

  5. Anonymous

    Will be praying.

  6. I have continued to pray for you all even though I have not written since you have been in North Dakota.
    I have continued to petition the Lord that He would allow you all to return to New Guinea. I have always had the goal that Jon would be able to fly that beautiful plane and continue to do the Lords work. I will continue the prayer requests that you submitted.

  7. Donna Burns

    Yoo hooo!!! So very excited for you! Praying that God will fulfill His plan for your lives as you move forward!!!

  8. Avis Bodin

    Luv, luv, luv watching the Lord work in and through your family. Praying.

  9. Tina brinkley

    I am so glad you are doing so well. I would love to meet you sometime while you are in the states. My husband has a c-leg as well. He likes it.

    He has been doing physical therapy at the veterans administration hospital. His physical therapist told him last week that the va has been doing clinical studies with robotic joints. Specifically ankles and knees. Hoping that those will be available in 3 years when Roy will be eligible for a new leg.

    Still praying for you!

  10. Hi Adie! I found your story/blog several weeks ago. We have dear friends who served in Papua New Guinea with NTM for 20 years. They were at our Missions Conference in April and their speaking just really stirred something up in our hearts for missions. I have been reading your blog and praying for Jon and your family as a whole.

  11. Bud and Edna Gensel

    Praying always for you all. So thankful Jon is re-certified. We are praying that you will be back in PNG. You are so needed there. We will pray specifically for the stump to be protected.

  12. Bob Mills

    make sure you tell at mayo what your plans are for your future ,where you plan to live ect. i just got a new genium knee so far its been 9 weeks now start to finish in christ

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