This Weekend: 2017 Live Animal Christmas Play!!

This weekend is our church's annual Live Animal Christmas Play! If you've been a blog reader for very long, than you remember us talking + posting about this every year for the past five years. It is one of our family's favorite yearly events.

This year, we've had so much going on, that we have completely forgotten to post anything about the play until now! (the day of the first show, whoops!)

We'd love to have some of y'all come out for it. People come from all over to watch this play-this year we even have some people flying down from British Columbia! It is an amazing experience that is only made possible by the power of Jesus working through very common people. You don't want to miss it!

Also, if you come, enjoy playing I SPY and watching for the following Bontragers in the play:
Marlin + Becky, Joshua + Cassidy, Allison, Denver, Taylor, Liz, Hudson, + Rebecca! You will see Carolina briefly singing in a song, but the rest of the time she + Carson are busy as beavers moving the props and equipment as they work backstage switching out sets with the crew there. Mitchell + Bryn you won't see either, as they are buried under the stages running the LSG fog/special effects. =) (as you can tell, there are many many different roles and opportunities besides the actual actors!)
The rest of the family will be in and out in various scenes throughout the play.

Details: The show is a Christmas theatrical production and it is free and open to the public! No tickets required.

Note: be sure to arrive 30-45 minutes early to ensure a seat-we regularly have to turn people away due to a full auditorium.


  1. Is it livestreamed? Would love to see it!

  2. Thank you!! Have fun!!

  3. I wish I lived closer and could come watch this for it sounds great and best part is it contains people I know well.

  4. What a weekend. Well over 4000 people saw the play over the 7 showings. God was all over and in this effort.


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