2.22.2019

Sunday Evening Concert Live-streamed!!!

We are excited to announce that our family's concert on February 24th, 2019 will be live-streamed. We would love for each one of you to join us for an evening of worship! Click here to watch our concert on Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. CST !!!


2.15.2019

Christmas Eve

If you have been reading our blog for more than a year, you know that we have an annual "Christmas Eve" tradition of preparing appetizers for a special candlelight dinner for our family.  In order to accommodate 4 household schedules, we had our traditional Christmas Eve meal on December 29. (Our family has always made celebration the event, not the actual calendar date.  This keeps us flexible and available to celebrate anytime, anywhere!!)

Elizabeth,  our creative "love to make it pretty" girl, did a spectacular job in designing the festive  table fit for the occasion.  
Eating in candlelight has been part of our Christmas Eve dinner. 
It is amazing how two years have changed our family.  God has been SO generous to bless us with 6 new family members and 1 more on the way!! But with new family units come additional schedules so John and Chelsy were unable to join us for this celebration.
Our creative chef, Allison, put together scrumptious skewers with cherry tomatoes, white cheddar cheese, peppers, and salami. 

With Mexican food being a family favorite, there were quite a few Tex/Mex dishes. Joshua and Cassidy made this hot bean dip loaded with cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro. 

Another delicious Mexican dish, a layered dip of cream cheese, salsa, cheese, guacamole, and green onions, was made by Taylor.

These yummy cheesy chicken quesadillas were the creation of Denver and Hudson. 

Mitchell and Bryn made some amazing chicken toquitas.

These savory bite sized mushrooms stuffed with sausage and cheese, made by Rebecca the budding chef, were SO delicious!


For many years, Carson has enjoyed preparing a variety of deep fat fried yummies. This year he and Carolina made fried shrimp and pickles. M-m-m-m-m-m

Where there are no veggies the people perish. :)

Becky made a flavorful dish with scallops and guacamole.
We also had peppermint macaroons (made by Allison) and mini cheesecakes (compliments of Elizabeth) for dessert but somehow we missed getting pictures. But both were delectable!!
Unfortunately, Wallace was too young to partake of this feast but he enjoyed cutting his teeth on the side of the plate!
Some of the guys enjoyed playing speed chess.


But others played with grand babies and had long conversations. 

We are very grateful for the opportunity to celebrate together as a family the birth of our Lord and Savior.

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."











2.08.2019

2019 Young Women's Retreat!

There is a wonderful opportunity coming up in May for all young ladies! Allison is doing a young women’s retreat in Iowa during the same time that Denver is hosting his Mighty Men Camp! This is a wonderful opportunity for brothers and sisters to enjoy a road-trip to Iowa together. I (Liz)would highly recommend this wonderful retreat! I enjoyed being able attend last year and I greatly enjoyed it!

What you will experience at the 2019 Young women's retreat:

. Sweet fellowship with young ladies form all across the country
. Inspiring sessions that will strengthen and encourage ladies to thrive in their walk with Christ
Adequate time for personal fellowship with Jesus
. Gourmet cuisine prepared by fantastic chefs
. A beautiful country location perfect for lovely walks and peaceful canoe rides
. An amazing coffee and tea bar equipped with all the delightful fancies



You will leave The Young Women's Retreat feeling refreshed both physically and spiritually.  You will also walk away with more of a desire to draw closer to Jesus! I would encourage every young women to come for this amazing, memorable weekend!

Space is limited so register soon!!! Early Bird discount is extended through March 1st.

1.29.2019

Grandbaby #3!!!


      We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the handsome little Axton John Maxwell! Born on January 26th, he weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has mommy's long fingers, daddy's long feet and the dark hair and blue eyes of both of them. We are so grateful for a healthy mommy and baby after a long and intense labour. Axton will be very much loved by his 12 aunts and uncles, Grandparents and 2 cousins!
              "Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward" Psalm 127:3
                                                                  

1.22.2019

February Tour Dates


February Tour
1.. Waynesboro Church of God, Waynesboro, GA, 7pm
2.. White Rock Baptist Church, Irmo, SC, 6pm
8.. Franklin Street Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, 7pm
9.. The Retreat @ Silver Springs, Silver Springs, Florida, 6pm
10.. Oak Ridge Wesleyan Church, Largo, Florida, 8:30am
10.. Cornerstone Baptist Church, Spring Hill, Florida, 5:30pm
13.. First Baptist of SW Broward, Cooper City, Florida, 7pm
14.. Colonial Baptist Church, Venice, Florida, 7pm
15.. Central Baptist Church, Leesburg, Florida, 6:30pm
16.. Roberts Barn, Polk City, Florida, 6pm
17.. Riverbend Christian Worship Center, Labelle, FL 10am
17.. Oak Grove RV Resort, Labelle, Florida, 12:30pm
17.. Palm Grove Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Florida, 6pm
20.. Calvary Baptist Church, Summit, Mississippi, 6:30pm
21.. Faith Baptist Church, Winfield, Louisiana, 7pm
22.. First Baptist Church, Mixon, Texas, 7pm
23.. Lighthouse Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1pm
24.. Lighthouse Baptist Church, 10am
24.. Calvary Baptist Church, New Braunfels, Texas, 6pm


  We would love to see you at one of our concerts! Feel free to let us know if you           
      have any questions concerning an upcoming event. Have a blessed week!



1.15.2019

///Memories///

A collection of sweet memories and special moments

Early in December, some of the family traveled down to Texas for the Bible Bee. It was a highlight of our year! So happy for Hudson who placed fifth place finals!
Elizabeth,Hudson and Rebecca's Junior oral group at Bible Bee. What a party!
Darling little Jubilee
O what fun!!!
Rebecca having fun with the charming little Wallace

An in-house volcano 
Three for the price of one: sibling time, fun, and science!
         
For Elizabeth's birthday party we celebrated with gifts, games and a delicious meal of salad, chicken tortilla soup, brownies and peanut butter ice-cream.

Is there even a way to express how adorable this is?






 A special Christmas Eve dinner with those still at home. We had seafood enchiladas, rice, tortilla chips, coleslaw, brussel sprouts, and gelato for dessert. After supper, we enjoyed watching a movie together as a family.
The Christmas candlelight service at our church was both inspiring and beautiful.
Allison and Rebecca make a wonderful kitchen team. On this particular morning during our 3 day getaway, they worked their wonders and provided us with a delicious meal: potatoes, eggs and fruit.    
During our getaway, Hudson and Taylor enjoyed an intense game of Stratego.
What more do you need when you have a blanket and a good book?
Allison is our faithful pie maker. For Christmas, she made five delicious  pies. 
On Christmas day we had a large group of friends over to join us in eating yummy food, taking long walks, singing Christmas carols, and playing games.
A special time of bonding while doing cross-stitch with Grandma


Twas the day before leaving on the winter tour....
And we celebrated by making donuts and enjoying a candlelight breakfast for dinner!
We spent a relaxing New Years Eve at John and Chelsy's. Our time was spent playing games, enjoying good conversations, and eating yummy food. 
"The heavens declare the glory of God.."

As I was reflecting on the month of December, I saw God's goodness in allowing our family the opportunity to make so many wonderful memories together. Let us never take these special moments for granted, because tomorrow everything could look drastically different. Life is so short. We are never promised another year, day, or even one more breath. Are we choosing to make the most of every moment that we have with the lives that God has placed in our path?
           Have a blessed day as you remember to cherish every moment God has given you!
                         What are your favorite ways to spend time together as a family?









1.11.2019

January Tour Dates

We would love to see you at one of our concerts! Check the schedule below to see if the Bontrager Family Singers are coming near you area!

11...Foothills Community Chapel, Columbus, NC, 7pm
12...Cleveland Believers Fellowship, Woodleaf, NC, 6:30pm
13...Central Baptist Church, Dunn, NC, 10am
13...Benson Grove Baptist Church, Benson, NC, 6pm
19...Westwood Baptist Church, Douglas, GA, 6pm
20...Word of Life Christian Fellowship, Montezuma, GA, 9:30am
20...First Baptist Church, Sandersville, GA, 6pm
23...Mount Shady Baptist Church, Swainsboro, GA, 6:30pm
24...Grace Community Church, Ochlocknee, GA, 7pm
25...Faith Mennonite Mission, Cuthbert, GA, 7pm