Just a few months ago, Jon & Adie Leedahl were saying,
“We are not sure where the Lord would have us go! There
are so many opportunities for flying all over the place! Our
main goal is to see the unreached reached with the gospel,
so we want to go wherever the Lord sends us!”
Now they know where they are going, and they can’t get
there fast enough!
In January, Jon & Adie, along with their three small boys,
hope to travel to Papua New Guinea to fly for NTM tribal
To prepare for a move to PNG is a gargantuan task, usually
taking a year or more. But Jon & Adie trust that if God
wants them there, HE can make it all happen—and fast!
Case in point: Just recently, they needed to get the kids’
passports. They arrived at the passport office in Tucson
the day before the USA government shutdown. When they
turned in the applications, it was anybody’s
guess how long it would take for the pass-
ports to be issued.
They paid the fees, they waited, and the
hand of God moved.
“The passport office decided to issue the
passports THAT DAY!”
“Within that same week, a dear friend gave towards our
ministry the exact amount we needed to pay for all of the
boys’ passports and fees!” related Jon & Adie.
God’s hand moved again as Jon and a crew of guys in
McNeal loaded their shipping container bound for PNG.
The pile of what definitely would fit kept decreasing while
the pile of what couldn’t fit kept increasing. That’s not a
good situation when what you take with you is all you will
have for the next 4 years.
But just as God can multiply loaves and fishes, God can
shrink piles of cargo!
In the end, everything fit into Leedahl’s shipping container!
Along with all the preparations for moving to PNG, Jon is
also finishing his advanced aviation training in McNeal, prac-
ticing aircraft landings on very short mountain airstrips.
He will add this specialized flying to his thousands of hours in
crop dusting, corporate flying, and medical helicopter flights.
Along with his heart to serve in mission aviation, Jon also
completed training as a certified tech specialist while at the
NTM Mission Training Center in Camdenton, MO.
“Jon wants to be able to support and serve
missionaries in any way he can. So even
though his main job will be to fly the helicop-
ter or airplane overseas, if he needs to help fix
something, he will be certified to do it!” says
“Our desire is to see the unreached reached with the saving
grace of the gospel. There are missionaries on the field who
have given their lives to see that the gospel is shared far and
wide. As support missionaries, we will do anything we can to
help out our fellow missionaries as they preach the gospel.”
“We want to be a part of the Great Commission. Matthew
28:19: says, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the na-
tions, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit.’”
The Leedahls need “everything” as they take this leap of faith.
God says we have not because we ask not. So would you join
us in asking God to provide all they need—physical, emotion-
al, spiritual, financial—in the next two months? .