8.28.2019

Bontrager 2019 National Bible Bee Qualifiers

This summer, Elizabeth, Hudson, and Rebecca did the Bible Bee's summer study.  After 8 weeks of  studying and memorizing, they took the written test.  We are happy to announce that Hudson and Rebecca have advance to Nationals and have already begun the work of memorizing about 750 verses that have been assigned to the Junior division.

We are grateful for the amazing opportunity to be a part of Bible Bee, an organized effort to commit large portions of Scripture to memory, as well as learning in depth methods of studying God's Word.  In addition, we have met many godly families who have had a positive influence on our lives.  Most of all, we have found that memorizing the Bible has given us a greater love for God and His precious Word.

Psalm 119:97-176 "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day."


8.02.2019

Home Sweet Home!

 Thank you for all of your prayers during this seven week summer tour! God's faithfulness was evident in so many ways during the tour. When we came home though, our eyes met weedy gardens, dusty surfaces, mounds of laundry, stacks of mail, spider webs, and.... a dead mouse. (There was an active mouse sighted which hasn't been afraid to leave evidence of it's existence all over the house!!:):)) But with lots of hard work (and mouse traps!) we should be able to get this place back in order!
In case you didn't believe me, there actually WAS quite a lot of mail!!!

 On the first evening of our arrival home, we enjoyed a lovely supper with most of the family.
So many of hugs and kisses and snuggles with the babies we had missed so much!
Lots of fresh produce awaited us!
With some effort, this garden got cleared!!
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23