“Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; 
for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.”
-Psalm 147:1
“Almighty, most holy God, faithful through the ages,
Almighty, most Holy Lord, glorious, almighty God.”
“All I need is You, Lord, please fill me with Your power today,
All I ask, is use me, Lord, 
It doesn’t matter how, just in any way.”
“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. 
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
-Psalm 127:4+5
“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her…”
-Proverbs 31:11a
“Behold He comes, riding on the clouds, shining like the sun, at the trumpet call, 
So lift your voice, its the year of jubilee, and out of Zion’s hill salvation comes.”
“Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.”
-Psalm 150:4
“Hallelujah, salvation and glory and power belong to our God…the Lord God Almighty reigns!”
“There is a song in my heart today, something I never had,
Jesus has taken my sins away, oh say but I’m glad.”
“Cherish the moment, soon you’ll be apart,
Cling to the memories, clasp them to your heart,
Soon comes a day when you’ll have no child to hold, 
So cherish, cherish the moment.”
“Here I am before You, Lord, falling at your feet.
My longing is to know You more, Your purpose to completely,
When I look around me, its so hard to understand,
I want to see You move, Lord, I want to see your hand.”
“My faith rests not on what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know,
but in Who Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me.”
-Charles Spurgeon
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”
Colossians 3:17
“Music is a piece of art that goes in the ears, straight to the heart.” 
“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth…”
Psalm 144:12a
“They are covered by the blood, they are covered by the blood,
My sins are all covered by the blood!
Mine iniquities so vast have been blotted out at last,
My sins are all covered by the blood!”
“Call me old fashioned, call me out of touch, for havin’ faith in the way it was, 
when a golden band on someone’s hand, meant love was everlastin’,
Call me out of style, that’s who I am, I believe kids need a mom and a dad,
They’re worth working out any problems that your havin’,
Call me old fashioned.”
“Our father’s God to Thee, author of liberty, to Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright, with freedom’s holy light,
Protect us by Thy might, great God our King.”
“If my people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, 
and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
-2 Chronicles 7:14
“Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long,
This day the noise of battle, the next the victors song.
To him that overcometh, a crown of life shall be,
He with the King of glory shall reign eternally.”
“There’s someone you can reach, someone’s life that you can touch,
How could you give so little, when you’ve been given so much,
Someone’s future is depending, on what you will do,
And to someone in the world today, their only hope is YOU.”
“What a shame to live our whole life long and stand before the throne,
What a pity it would be to hear Him say these words, ‘These are ones you should have reached’.”
“Walking in sunlight, all of my journey,
Over the mountains, through the deep vale,
Jesus has said ‘I”ll never forsake thee’
Promise divine that never can fail.”
“Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Praise Him all creatures here below!
 Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Amen.”

{special thanks to Joe Xiques for photographing this concert for us!}


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  1. Hello Bontragers, I love the pictures of you all in concert.
    I noticed that you have four boys all in a row. That's amazing. Are they close relationship wise? Do they spend allot of time together? I don't have any brothers but I have a sister and we are close now that we are older and spend more time together. I am younger than my sister but I have the personality of a more older child and she the younger. Have you all heard of the birth order theory at all? In case you haven't, it is a theory that suggests that where a child is in the line up of their siblings determines their personality. It is interesting that in a family at my church, the oldest displays the personality of a younger child and not the eldest personality. Her dad has also said that he has more of a older child personality. There is a eight year age gap between my sister and me so I display some traits of an only child and a younger child as well as an older child.
    Sorry to ramble on but I am studying psychology in college and one of my favorite things is learning about personalities and how our place in our sibling order can determine our personality, with a family of your size it would be fun to see where they fall.

  2. Is it just me or is Rebecca going to be the only Bontrager shorter than Allison in another year or two. I never stepped back to actually look at it that way but Hudson and Liz are growing fast.
    Glad to hear that your dad talked to Pastor late last week. Pastor Brown brought your trip up in church on Sunday evening.
    This is a good overview of your concert but I didn't really get it until I went to one for myself. I do know and I know you are doing great things for God. There is no more worthy cause that bringing the Word of God to people and leading them to be born again.
    As always, all of you are in my prayers.

  3. Thanks so much for the blog post! You are so blessed! I so wish that I could watch you guys but I'm not near anywhere you will be doing a concert! =( So if you know of where I can watch a video of you guys singing, please let me know! Do you upload any on YouTube? Or will you post some on your blog?
    Thanks so much!

  4. Love it… looks great! did any of yall go to the joyful daughters confrence down here in olathe? Ruth, hannah and charissa Wissman wer=e down here. ruth spoke at one of the sessions! Also do you guys Know the neely family? We met them there and they were just so sweet!!hope yall have a blessed week!
    -The werner ladies

  5. I'm glad you all are back in the States. I had missed the late night phone calls from your dad discussing what was happening here in Iowa, at church, with the campaign and discussing your tour. I got that call again tonight and I was so happy to hear that you are all well.
    Make sure to get some good green chili in Colorado next week. Call me when you are there and I'll let you know where to get it.
    Last but most assuredly not least. Easter comes. He Is Risen! Happy Easter.

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