3.31.2014

Tour||March

After 8 days at home, we headed out once again, this time for a short trip (just 9 days).  On the schedule for this trip were 7 concerts (in IL, IN, OH, and NC), a day at the Creation Museum, and a dvd shoot.  Here are some photos of the trip, minus concerts and everyday-bus-life photos.:)
Monday we headed to the Creation Museum.  Taylor was given a museum family pass two years ago when he placed 2nd at the National Bible Bee.  We love the Creation Museum so much!  It is filled with history of our earth and evidence of our wonderful Creator!  If you ever have the opportunity to go, this one of our family's top recommendations for a field trip/family day.
YES!!!
This is sad.  I am grateful that their certainly is absolute truth in the Word of God.
little Miss Rebecca with the deer
The display of Adam, Eve, and their family is awesome!
I think the Noah display is probably our family favorite!  Hearing Noah and some of his family members "talk" is pretty fun.:)
The littles loved putting coins in the coin-go-round thing (ok, there's a technical name, but what is it?:). And the coins go to support Answers in Genesis!
the museum bookstore
We are a family of bookworms, so, naturally, we love bookstores!
smiles outside the museum:)
family photo time!
Thursday we had a new experience, shooting a dvd of the Bontrager Family Singers on-stage.  
The camera crew, tech guys, and producers were amazing!  They were all so good to work with; they did a great job keeping things moving while paying attention to detail.
More information to follow!  (We will definitely be letting ya'll know when the dvd is released.)
Mother loved connecting with two of her cousins, Lydia Miller and Vivian Stoltzfus.
We sang at some dear friend's church Wednesday night, and they were so gracious in opening their home to us.  We are continually blessed by all the dear friends across the miles who host our family!
We had some rousing games and sweet fellowship!
beautiful biscotti
tea-time
Several friends strongly recommended visiting the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC.  We were driving right past and had a little time Friday forenoon, so we stopped.
Here is the "tree" of faithful people that led to Billy Graham's conversion.
We were so blessed by the kind folks at the library!  They were fabulous tour guides.  We arrived at the library unsure of what to expect, and went away total inspired by God's faithfulness and what He can do with any humble Christian who loves Him with all their heart.  We would definitely recommend this wonderful place to others!  
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Truly......
"Every good and every perfect gift is from above...."
James 1:17a
We are grateful for God's faithfulness and protection in our travels once again.  That is a gift! 

6 comments:

  1. The food looks yummy. I've rly wanna go to the creation museum someday! My friend Lauryn lives in North Carolina, more like she's going to college there. A DVD! I want it! So kewl!
    In Christ,
    Lexi

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  2. Hello Bontrager family,
    My name is Josh Meares. I attended your singing at Emanuel Baptist Church in Carthage NC on March 30th. Just wanted to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed hearing all the wonderful talents God has blessed your family with. Thanks and God bless

    Josh Meares

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  3. We loooove the Creation Museum!!! But haven't been there for several years now....aching to go! Liz

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  4. I have been to the Creation Museum and Billy Graham Library, and enjoyed them both immensely. Can't wait to hear about your DVD!!
    Hannah L.

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  5. SO glad to know that you all had a great lil' tour! The creation Museum is a very neat place -- we've been once, and really enjoyed it. :)

    Also, part of this post SO pulled at my heartstrings!!! Deborah invited me to raid-trip down to North Carolina when y'all were visiting, and boy-oh-boy, would I have LOVED that! To be together with the Bontrager's and the Miller's together?! Um, yes please! Maybe someday...

    Love to all!
    Ali Turner

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  6. We were just at the Creation Museum in January of this year, (I think it was January), while we were on tour in that part of the country. We actually got to meet Ken Ham! It was so cool. He's one of my favorite speakers. Noah's ark is my favorite exhibit as well -next to Methuselah, of course. Love that old guy! ;) I also love their library. Any library actually. I could spend years in a book store. :) I get called on excessive reading every once in a while. Anyway, glad y'all had a good month of March. Praying for continual health and safety for your family throughout the year of 2014. God bless!

    ~AbbyJoy :)

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