1.31.2018

Young Women's Retreat

Allison is hosting another Young Women's Retreat!!!

If you would like to attend an encouraging, inspiring event AND enjoy fellowship with other Christian young women, this Retreat is for you!!!

Allison goes all out to provide a refreshing + uplifting atmosphere where you will experience challenging teaching, good fellowship, delicious food, and more.

Joshua's wife Cassidy will be the guest speaker, and you don't want to miss her powerful + practical talks. In addition, you will hear several sessions from Allison, be part of a "small group" for times of discussion + prayer, have worship times with the entire group, and enjoy lots of free time to relax, have quiet time, and make new friends.

Visit Allison's Blog to read her invitation post.

Visit the Retreat website for more information, FAQs, and registration.

Email Allison with questions: allison@youngwomensretreat.com 

PS: While this event is primarily for single gals, married young women are welcome to attend as well. Cassidy (obviously married:) will be there, and we would love to have some of you young married ladies join us, too!


1.30.2018

February 2018 Tour Dates


 Our February tour schedule finds us in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. 
If you live nearby we would love to see you at one of our concerts! 

FEBRUARY
1...White Rock Baptist, Chapin, SC, 7pm
2...Calvary Baptist, Statham, GA, 7pm
3...Botsford Baptist, Waynesboro, GA, 6pm
4-8...Gospel Express Prison Crusade, SC
9...Sisters Baptist, Sandersville, GA, 7pm
10...Crossroads Bible Church @ Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ocala Fl, 6pm
11...Hope Fellowship, Sarasota FL, 9:30am
11...Hernando Church of the Nazarene, Hernando, FL, 6pm
13...Birky Square, Pinecraft, FL, 6pm
14...First Baptist of SW Broward, Hollywood FL, 7pm
16...First Baptist, Mims, FL, 7pm
17...Roberts Barn, Polk City FL, 6pm
18...Colonial Baptist, Venice, FL, 10am
18...Bible Baptist, Bradenton FL, 6pm
21...Berean Christian Fellowship, Tallahassee, FL, 6:30pm
22...Eastwood Baptist Church, Monroeville, AL, 6:30pm
23...Plainview Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL, 7pm
24...Men's Meeting @ Ray's Chapel, McDavid, FL, 5pm
25...Rays Chapel, McDavid, FL, 10am & 6pm
28...TBA

1.26.2018

Winter Tour 2018|| Week 1

The first week of the 2018 Winter Tour has been jam-packed with services. We have covered a lot of ground; first we had concerts in Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and finally we ended up in Alabama for four days of ministry in the prisons.
We are thrilled to have Joshua and Cassidy touring with us! Joshua is our music manager, as well as assisting in a variety of other areas, including secretary work. Cassidy helps Joshua in his work, as well as singing and playing guitar and violin with us on stage. In their spare time they love to go on vigorous runs + walks together, and read, study + discuss all manner of things.
Rebecca and Cassidy, all ready for a concert!
Chelsy and John drove several hours to see us one evening. We enjoyed every moment with them! We miss Chelsy so much, but are thrilled for this new season as she starts her new role as wife.
Denver has been assisting with tutoring the three youngest, and he recently started a weekly history class with them. They are currently learning all about Greece and Persia.
Allison and Rebecca, ready to sing.
One day before a prison service, we, along with the Bowers family,  had the privilege to meet with former Chief Justice Roy Moore. We were inspired by Mr. Moore's dedication to truth and law. He is truly an unwavering man of principle and character.
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Thank you all for stopping by! Visit the blog every Saturday through the beginning of April for a weekly Winter Tour 2018 update.
(posted by Allison)

1.23.2018

Exciting News!!

Josh and Cass are expecting this summer! They are thrilled about becoming parents! 
The rest of the family is thrilled about becoming uncles, aunts, and grandparents!
The parents-to-be told the family at Taylor's birthday party, by giving him a coupon....
This cute pair of socks was given by one of the grandmothers-to-be.:)
"Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers." 
-- Proverbs 17:6

1.16.2018

Introducing JoshuaBontrager.com

Joshua has started a brand-new blog, www.joshuabontrager.com. He will be writing on Intentional Christianity, and his purpose is, "To inspire and equip Christians to know, live, and speak the truth."
Head over to Allison's blog, here, to read a full promotional post. 
You can watch the blog trailer here.
We think any Christian will be blessed by reading Joshua's blog!
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"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My Word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John 8:31-32


1.10.2018

Snapshots from Chelsy + John's Wedding

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are just a few pictures from Chelsy and John's wedding.
Praying together right before the ceremony.
sisters
Father + Daughter...it was a sentimental day as he gave away his firstborn, his oldest girl, his personal assistant, his beloved daughter. Our dad described it as "total peace" as he completely trusted the man she married, although he already misses her greatly.
MANY big smiles on this joyful occasion!!!
Joshua + Cassidy
Carson + Carolina
Mitchell + Bryn
Dear friends traveled from near and far- in this case, Mexico and Canada!
So many people made this day happen.....we couldn't every thank everyone enough for sacrificing and serving!
cake...............
.....and kisses!!!
"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." Psalm 118:23
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ps. For those wanting to watch the livestream, please email johnandchelsy2017@gmail.com with your request.

1.09.2018

January 2018 Tour Dates


A throwback photo from a year and a half ago. :)

It is once again time to hit the road traveling! Here are the tour dates for this January.
If they are near any of you we would love to see you! 
JANUARY
15...Lighthouse of Faith Church, Memphis, MO, 7pm
16...Christian Church, Latham, MO, 7pm
17...Old Bethel Baptist Church, Sikeston, MO, 6:30pm
18...Road to the Cross Cowboy Church, Marmaduke, AR, 7pm
19...Temple Baptist, Murfreesboro, TN, 6pm
20...Young Meadows Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, AL, 6:30pm
27...Trinity Farms Life Center, Macon MS, 7pm
28...Linden Baptist, Linden, AL, 11am
28...Berry Freewill Baptist, Berry AL, 6pm
31...Way of the Cross Baptist Church, McDonough, GA, 7pm







1.08.2018

John + Chelsy Maxwell

Life has been crazy lately with a wedding, two big New Years celebrations, numerous out of town guests, subzero temperatures (which means lots of extra work on the farm), family jam sessions to prepare for our Winter Tour, homeschool, normal daily work, and an injury (Denver injured his leg but is on the mend). In addition to that, we have extra work in the office and house as we wrap up many, many projects in preparation to leave for 3 months!
The blog's been pretty quiet lately, both because our main blogger got married (and we haven't completely transitioned those responsibilities yet:), and because we've been pretty occupied with other things!
I (Allison) will be posting here several times this week, as well as sharing daily life updates over on our family instagram, @bontragerfamilysingers . We'd love for you to follow along!
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Wishing ya'll productive and joy-filled start to 2018!  
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might!" (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

1.03.2018

We're Expanding!

This is one of the most exciting times of our lives, and we wanted to share it with all of you, too!  This morning our parents were given this envelope. It is a "New Years Gift".
A paper was inside with this message.....revealed as it was unfolded. 
YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
And these are the parents-to-be!!!
The mini Bontrager will be making his/her entrace,  Lord willing, in July! This baby is already much loved and anticipated. Carson and Carolina will be amazing parents, and we are all rejoicing in this blessing.
"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows in the hands of a mighty man, so are children of the youth." Psalm 127:3-4

Exciting News!!!!

We have an exciting New Years announcement that we can't wait to share with you all!!!!  Check back at 12pm to hear about our incredibly exciting start to 2018!  Any guesses as to what it might be?