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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Full Circle

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12715401_10153476610127252_2134675963644195258_nJust a few quick snap shots of our week so far…more to come. Folks this has been SO refreshing to be back here in Cairns!! Thanks for praying for us. Feels like we have come full circle. So many memories here with so many sweet dear people.

To be walking hand in hand with Jon back in Cairns is such a miracle. To come back here and reflect on everything that God has done has been SO good!! A great faith ...

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We Made It!

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Praising God!! Made it safe & sound & ready for sleeeeep & a little retreat.

Made it to Cairns a little after 11am today Tuesday Feb 9th, to the welcome committee of our dear beautiful friends!!!! So awesome to see familiar faces again. They once again blew us away with their generous hearts & set us up with food. What a blessing!! It’s humid, rainy & very tropical.

But before sleep, it’s pool time of course..

We will try to update from Papua New ...

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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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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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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? At 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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