10.09.2019

Grandpa's Homecoming

"It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him."
 Lamentations 3:22-25
This verse is so true, but after the loss of a loved one, you realize it even more. Truly, He is always faithful.
 Last week our father and grandfather, Elmer Stoltzfus, went to be with the Lord. He received his cancer diagnosis in May, but not until after his ninetieth birthday did his health make a drastic change. He had even gone to church the previous Sunday!  On Monday of last week, right after we got home from our one month fall tour, our mother flew to be with him. We are so thankful she was able to go spend the last few hours of his life with him.
Hudson with grandpa and Grandma. Grandpa read the Word of God every day up until a few days before his death.
He loved to garden!
This is our family with Grandpa and Grandma about nine years ago.

We are so thankful that Grandpa left us a godly legacy! 

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.  ~Psalm 116;15
  


9.24.2019

New CD!

    We are so excited to be announcing the release of HYMNS AND CLASSICS!  It is a collection of nine hymns with the edition of two classic songs.This project was about eight months in the making, but we are very happy to finally offer it to YOU! 
AND......We have a special offer for this week ONLY. You get free shipping!!! 
Click  here to proceed to the store and order the first ever Bontrager Family Singers hymns project!
Happy listening!
"My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed."

9.17.2019

Three Peas In A Pod

I hope these pictures from an impromptu photoshoot bring a little sunshine to your Monday!



"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

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












7.15.2019

Cousins Turn 1!!!

I remember the first time holding these precious babies in my arms; they were so tiny and innocent. Now, these little people are crawling (and in the case of Wallace, walking!!!), jabbering in all sorts of baby language, and discovering new toys, people, and places. Time surely flies, reminding us to cherish every moment with every person. Now, be delighted by these pictures of what I think (no bias here, haha!) are two of the cutest babies on planet earth!!!
The newborn babies.


Jubilee, you bring joy and sunshine to all of our lives!
This smile!!! Need I say more? This guy is dynamic!
One word: charming!

Chillin' with Daddy!
Jubilee's expressions are simply priceless!

Quick Question....
1.Who do you think Wallace and Jubilee look like?
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7.12.2019

First Five Weeks Of Tour

Wow, this summer is flying! Anyone else feel that way??? We've been able to minister in many different venues including gyms, churches, Hutterite colonies and community halls! But we are so thankful that God can still be glorified in it all. Here is a little view into the last month and a half.
We enjoyed spending time with our friends at a Hutterite colony in Canada.

Concert time in Tabor, Alberta.
Physical exercise is made a priority in the Bontrager bus.
In the middle of concerts, music practice, and schoolwork, we make time for intense games of foosball!
Basketball after an evening concert.
We cannot complain! We've been fed very well on this tour!
Backstage craziness!!!
Picture time during a hike.
We enjoyed lovely views during our multiple hikes in BC, Canada!

"I will mention the lovingkindnessess of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnessess."
Isaiah 63:7