Tickets Booked

We’re thrilled, our tickets are bought for Papua New Guinea & we’re leaving February 7th!!!
Can you believe it? Thank you Lord!!!

We asked the boys if they are excited about leaving for PNG, Jaeden said, “Yes, but I’m sad because we won’t be traveling on the road anymore.” Whew, sounds like life on the road hasn’t fazed this guy!

On our way to PNG we will stay in Cairns, Australia for a week first. Having spent 5 months recovering after the accident there, we have many people we want to see again. On the 17th we head to PNG & it’s back to work flying for our dear missionaries.

The packing, goodbyes & last minute preparations are happening. Pray for us guys!! Thank you all for the many prayers already said on our behalf.

“Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. (II Cor 5:5, 9 NKJV)”


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18 thoughts on “Tickets Booked

  1. Ruth Maxwell

    PTL. My strength is made perfect in weakness. What an incredible journey you have been through. May the Lord bless and keep you in the centre of His will. You are all in our prayers. You might bump into my precious niece in Port Moresby, she is a teacher of 5 th class, mostly missionary children. Her name is Gemma Maxwell and this is her first year there. Take care, Ruth🐢 Sent from my iPad


  2. Janice Pulford

    Janice Pulford

  3. Rebecca Horstkoetter

    Thanks to Casey and Eric Zimmerman you were on my prayer list beginning right after the accident.
    What I didn’t count on was your witness and example to me as you blogged through it all and how you faced challenge after challenge would bolster me. Thank you so very much.
    I was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiformai in September, stage IV. The duck-egg sized tumor was excised successfully with my faculties left intact. Praise God. I’m having a wonderful opportunity to grow up spiritually, emotionally, and even become fit physically while living in His peace that passes understanding and joy that makes me strong. Thank you! Blessings! Godspeed to PNG!

  4. Geoffrey Briggs

    Both Gwen and myself are very happy for you. Its been a long and difficult road for you, but just think God has never left you are forsaken you. Good byes are never easy, you will be glad to get back into the missionary work again, all the best for the future.
    Love & prayers Geoff & Gwen

  5. Geoffrey Briggs

    Jon & Adie
    I was reading this, this morning and wanted to share it with you. This is another one of Paul, letters to the believers, this time at colosse, and as i have been studying it this morning i was thinking of you.
    Colossians ch 1 vs 9 – 15

    prayer is so simple it is like quietly opening a door and slipping into the very presence of God.


    PRAISE THE LORD ! So excited for you, God has truly been there for you through all of this ! Praying all goes well as you get back home. Gods blessings will continue I know.

    Sent from my iPad


  7. mboze

    So excited for you!

  8. Dianna Moser

    Praise the Lord! The people of PNG will be truly blessed as you surrender to God’s will.

  9. Anonymous

    What faithful stewards you are! Praise God for your return! Prayers.

  10. Doug Dillingham

    This is such great news! Mat God bless your family as you travel and get settled back in.

    Doug Dillingham SIL International (working at the JAARS Center)

  11. Bud and Edna Gensel

    Wonderful! We praise God for His faithfulness through this whole time. Praying for your packing/sorting, etc. Praying for safe travel and your time in Cairns.

  12. PattyJaynes

    Woo hoo! Our God is an awesome God! Praise be to His name! Congrats!

  13. Ruth Smitherman

    Morning Jon and Adie from Penrith, New South Wales in Australia.

    Praise the Lord for his power and healing in your lives and the joy of sharing that you are on the way back to PNG. The parkers, Paula and Stephen and the children are here with me at the moment, I’m Paulas Mum and have followed your wonderful blog since your accident and medivac. Thank you for all your love and support for Stephen and Paula since his accident and especially during their stay in Cairns Base Hospital and Tree Tops. They will “on the road” next week and back with me mid February. Praying for your parents, siblings and friends as they farewell you. as a Mum and Grandma its always hard but we know that you are all in the place God wants you to be and so we let you go with our blessing, and a few tears after you leave!!

    Love nd prayers. Ruth Smitherman, Paula Parkers Mum, xxxxx

  14. Anonymous

    Dear Jon and Adie,
    The best news we’ve have heard today…so thankful for all the Lord has done in your lives to prepare you for your return to PNG. So cool to learn you are going to Cairns first… that will mean so much to those who cared for your family straight after the accident. How great is our God!! Trusting God with you for a fruitful and blessed ministry as you return to the dear folks of PNG. Blessings! Phil & Tracey Harris

  15. amaloha

    Dios es bueno, y tiene control de todo. Que alegría!!! Él está dirigiendo sus pasos.

  16. Amaloha de Cordoba

    Gracias Señor!!! Tu eres bueno. Que alegría conocer lo que Dios está haciendo y como les está guiando. Desde Venezuela, seguimos orando por ustedes. Él guía sus pasos y les sostiene con la diestra de su mano. El 08/01/2016 02:21, “Jon & Adie Leedahl, NTMA” escribió: > > Jon & Adie Leedahl posted: “We’re thrilled, our tickets are bought for Papua New Guinea & we’re leaving February 7th!!! Can you believe it? Thank you Lord!!! We asked the boys if they are excited about leaving for PNG, Jaeden said, “Yes, but I’m sad because we won’t be travelin” >

  17. rutuadlam

    Wonderful news. Praise the Lord! We will continue to pray for you.

    Love in Christ,


    Sent from my iPad, please excuse misspellings and brevity.



    Thanks for the update. Although we have never met, I have been praying for you since April Markley notified me of your accident. I will continue to uphold you in your service to the Lord there in PNG. thanks for including the neat little map. Now, tell me just where it is you are ministering.


    a fellow servant,

    Paula Allen

    Sent from Windows Mail

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