Dear Family and Friends,
We pray that you all had a great Christmas with your families! As most of you know, we have now begun the process of becoming full time missionaries with New Tribes Mission Aviation (www.ntm.org/aviation)! We begin our training in Camdenton, MO on January 18th. We will complete two semesters there graduating in December 2012. We will then move to McNeal, AZ to begin my flight and aircraft maintenance training/internship. This will last about 9 months. The plan is to be serving overseas before 2014, Lord willing.
December has been a very busy month. I was finishing up my last month at my job with North Memorial Air Care as an EMS helicopter pilot. Adie (and I when I could) was home cleaning, packing and getting the house ready for our move. We drove up to my parent's farm near Leonard, ND on Christmas Eve with a trailer load of stuff to put in storage there. After enjoying Christmas with my family, we drove down to Missouri with a trailer full of our belongings to move into our three-bedroom apartment provided for us on campus. Since it's winter break we can't move in until January, we just left the Jeep and trailer by our apartment and drove out to Adie's family in King George, VA.
Our three boys are growing like weeds and keeping us busy! Jaeden is 5 and loves to draw, paint, work on his school, if he can find time between building with his Lego's. Levi is 3 and likes to do whatever his older brother is up too. He is always full of smiles and mischief. Jace is almost 15 months old and definitely keeps us on our toes! He is on the move all the time, trying very hard to keep up with his brothers. He is a tough little guy and I think he will grow to give them a run for their money!
We ask for your prayers as we begin this new phase in our lives. We've been working towards the mission field for so long, it's exciting to finally see that we are almost there, Lord-willing! We are grateful for all of our family and friends who have been praying for and encouraging us along the way. We pray that we glorify God and seek daily for His will to be done.
We pray that the New Year will find you blessed by God and growing in your faith!
Jon, Adie, Jaeden, Levi and Jace Leedahl
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New Tribes Mission
1000 East First St.
Sanford, FL 32771
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