Living Life

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We have been in Papua New Guinea for a little over a month and have settled into a rental home on the NTM mission center.

Thank you all for praying for us as we get back into “living life” as a family.

Jon got right back into flying, thanks to the expertise of his flight instructor John Mark Estelle. Jon did his first flight on his own last week in the Kodiak. Can you imagine his excitement? Back in PNG doing what ...

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Safe Arrival in PNG

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Praising God for a safe arrival into Goroka, Papua New Guinea!!! We had an amazing group of friends come out to see us at the airport from the NTM Center & even had our dear friends fly in from the SIL Center!!! So special guys, thank you all for coming!! We feel like we are home…such an incredible feeling!!

Also for all those praying specifically for Jon’s medical exam, we have a HUGE praise, Jon not only passed his flight physical, ...

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Final Preparations

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A little over 2 weeks until we leave.
Honestly, just feeling ready to go, excited about what lies ahead & ready to just settle into life & work in PNG. After living so long in transition, for all you ladies out there, puttering around my own home sounds heavenly!

We’ve got a good chunk of stuff packed, doctor & dentist visits done & shopping about finished. Thank you Lord!!

As we check off our to-do list we are having fun visiting with friends, ...

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Sharing Our Testimony

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In case, you’d like to hear our story, Jon will be sharing on these dates:
Jan 17th-West Prairie Lutheran, rural Leonard
Jan 20th Grand Forks Faith E-free
Jan 24-Whapeton Faith E-free
Jan 30-NTMA Expo Phoenix, AZ
Feb 7th- Depart for PNG

If you are able to come out for any of these, we’d love to see you!

Pray as we wrap up all the last details before we leave the states. Thank you all!! πŸ™‚

What’s the NTMA Expo? Here’s a quick video:

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; ...

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Tickets Booked

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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 ...

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Merry Christmas from the Leedahls!

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We are so thankful for each and everyone of you who has loved on us, cared for us and PRAYED us through this last year!!

May God bless you all!!

Pray for us as we prepare to leave for Papua New Guinea, Lord willing, early February.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

Jon, Adie, Jaeden, Levi and Jace Leedahl
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Kodiak Flight Evaluation: Passed!

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Today is December 15th. One year & 2 months exactly since the day of the accident.

After God miraculously saved Jon’s life, we have had endless prayers, months of recovery, countless people cheering us on & huge hurdles that God has given Jon the strength & endurance to overcome.

We sit in awe of God & say to God be ALL the glory, honor & power, please PRAISE God with us as we are thrilled to announce:

Jon has passed his Kodiak flight ...

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Kodiak Flight Evaluations

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Please be praying with us guys:

Today (Friday) Jon had a check flight in the Kodiak. It went well! Praise the Lord! He flies again on Tuesday with another instructor. The two of them will then compare notes and determine if Jon can fly the Kodiak again in PNG.

Pray for wisdom & precision for Jon as he does this last check flight. Pray for wisdom and discernment for his instructors as they evaluate Jon’s abilities.

We leave all of this in God’s ...

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Spare Leg and Another Hurdle

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Where in the world are those crazy Leedahl’s now? AtΒ NTM Aviation in McNeal, AZ.

Pray for Jon as he has flight evaluations to see if he is ready for PNG. Even though he is cleared by the FAA to fly we need to make sure he can handle the PNG jungle airstrips. We will be in McNeal for a couple weeks as Jon flies with the NTMA flight instructors.

On this road trip we have been able to visit family & friends ...

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First Solo Flight with Prosthetic

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On November 21st Jon flew his first solo flight in the helicopter!!!!
He took me & 2 of the boys with him. The look of pure JOY & contentment on his face was so FUN to watch. Can you imagine the thrill it was for Jon to be back in the cockpit, doing what he loves best?
Thank you Lord, this Thanksgiving for ALL of your incredible blessings in our lives & for giving back Jon his dream to fly again!!!!

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