The Leedahls Update – June 4, 2015

On the eve of Jon’s birthday (Jon turns 35 on June 5th), I can’t help but be overwhelmed by ALL that God has brought Jon through in the past 8 months!!!!!

Jon’s life was spared after his near-death motorcycle crash in PNG. The long hospital stay, nine surgeries to put his body back together, the countless nurses and doctors that have worked on him, the intense physical therapy to get Jon mobile again, the list goes on and on of ALL of the things God has walked us through, never leaving our side. ALL of miracles that have happened are all to the glory of God!! And God alone. He gets all the praise due to Him!!

As I got to watch & experience Jon go from shakily walking to virtually walking cane- and crutch-free, I am in awe. Speechless. As we now get to walk hand-in-hand and hug standing up, I feel giddy like a school girl again!!!

To this past Wednesday riding along with Jon on his first helicopter flight with two legs, I want to tell you all that GOD.IS.GOOD!!!!

Celebrating God’s goodness in celebrating Jon’s birthday…I want to say thank you ALL for being a BIG part of our journey!!!! For praying us through the scary first hours after hearing about his accident to now seeing him walk & fly again. You’re encouraging words, visits, cards, emails, FB messages have helped keep us going, even on some of the hardest of days.

So thankful for you ALL near & far & all over the world for lifting Jon & our family up to God in prayer. For showing us love in so many different ways.

Happy Birthday Jon Leedahl Ntm. you’re a walking miracle!!!!!

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” (Phil 1:6)

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16 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – June 4, 2015

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  2. mboze

    What an awesome picture with the R22! Jon, I knew you’d be back in the air in no-time! I am so happy for you all! God bless you as you continue to navigate this. If I get to Oshkosh this year, I will be looking for you!

    Love in Christ,

    Mike Boze


    Praise God , and Happy Birthday Jon!

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Linda McAndew

    HAPPY AND BLESSED BELATED BIRTHDAY, JON!!! We loved seeing your new R22 leg! You are stylin’ for sure!! We continue to pray for you & your dear family, trusting that HE Who has begun a good work in you will work until completion…….Continue to rest in HIS plan, Jon & Adie!
    blessings to you, linda baltimore, md

  5. Anonymous

    I have followed your progress over these many months and feel as though I know you. I praise the Lord for all his mercy to you and your family!

    • Jeanette Johnson

      I did not mean to be anonymous…..Jeanette John son

  6. A very Happy Belated birthday, Jon!! So sorry I’m late!! I had your birthday marked on my calendar and then forgot to look at the calendar–do you call that a “Senior Moment” or what?? Since I will be 79 in December, I think you do!! Sounds like you all had a great birthday !! I have not forgotten to pray for all of you, and that is the important thing. Everything looks and sounds like it’s going great.

  7. Barb

    Wow. What a testament to God’s goodness amidst hardship! Many blessings so you all in the year ahead!

  8. Hi Jon and Adie,

    This is Arvalee Palmer of NTM PNG (retired). My kids, Pete and Joy visited you while you were still in the hospital Jon. I am the author of God Plus Nothing and I sent you one of my books via a friend in Australia, but I believe Jon was still in the hospital or just released. anyway, I am wondering if the book ever caught up with you? Do let me know; if you never received it, maybe I can trace it down!

    Appreciated ALL your updates on Jon’s progress and praise the Lord with you for the way the Lord has brought him thus far; truly a miracle. In Christ, Arvalee Palmer

  9. Elaine Mosby

    Belated Happy Birthday Jon,
    So thrilled with you for God’s grace mercy and work in your life and that of your family. Many He continue to meet your every need and give you the desires of your heart.
    Look forward to seeing you in Cairns again one of these days. Rich blessings to you all from Karl and I

  10. Phillip & Olivia

    Jon, Adie
    Happy birthday. You are an inspiration to all of us. God is not finished yet. He will make you to shine brighter yet.
    Our love and prayer to all of you

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  13. Bill & Klaske Kroesbergen

    I have so appreciated how you’ve given God the glory for all that has happened over the past 8 months. It’s a pleasure to read the blogs. We do pray that you will bear much fruit on your ministry and may others recognize the love of Christ shining through.

  14. Herb & Winnie Risto

    Praising the Lord with you for all the victories. Imagine being able to fly again!

  15. Donna


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