9.20.2017

Meet Mitchell!

Meet Mitchell Joe, the second born in the Bontrager Family! Mitchell's latest and greatest thing going is that he has a WIFE, which he tells us is the greatest thing ever. =) He is doing quite well in his new role as married man and we sure love seeing him enjoying this new stage of life.

Mitchell is the peacemaker, the listener, and the level-headed older one of the family. Whenever we need someone to listen to a problem, give advice, or give clarity + peace to an argument, Mitch is the man. We're still not quite sure how we are going to manage without him! He quit touring with the family band in the spring, so we had the summer on tour to learn to adjust a little to him not being there. His even-keel personality and desire to keep the peace and have everyone happy, was a much-needed balancing effect in our big rowdy bunch. He is the perfect brother for the eldest son position, and he has given so much good counsel and advice to his siblings over the years. He is very social and outgoing and wherever there is a party, he loves being right in the middle, talking to people and joining right in 100%. He is one of our most athletic family members and when he was little, his dream jobs were to be either a sports announcer or a football player in the NFL. He always has loved kids, and dreamed of having a big family, and so when mom would ask him, "how will that plan work out if you end up in the NFL?" Mitchell would always respond that he planned to take his wife and ten kids with him to his games. His dreams have adapted a bit over the years, for sure! It wouldn't surprise me a bit though if he ended up starting his own little sports league someday with his own kids and nieces/nephews.

Mitchell + his wife Bryn are the brand-new managers at the Dutch Country Inn. When the position became available earlier this year, they decided to take it after they were married. They live in a sweet little apartment adjacent to the hotel. They are just several days in with this position and are already doing a fabulous job. Mitchell also still owns (along with Carson + our father) a custom manure hauling business, and he + Bryn will be traveling with that this fall. They also enjoy being involved with music and the kids ministry at our church. Mitchell loves every opportunity to mentor and encourage other young people to live for Jesus. God has blessed him with a lovely wife and we can't wait to see what God is going to do with the two of them as they are beginning their lives together!

9.08.2017

After the Weddings...

It was, truly, the most beautiful weekend I have ever experienced in my entire life. Such an abundance of answer prayers, happy tears, and special moments. I can't even tell you what an amazing time it was for our family.

There are many pictures + reflections to be shared, in the upcoming days! But for now we are returning/sorting the last remnants of the happy days, cleaning house, canning garden produce, and packing/preparing sessions for our family camp which starts this Sunday.

The boys and their wives (WIVES!!) are scattered throughout Colorado, Wisconsin, + Nova Scotia, respectively, and, we assume, are having the time of their lives. =) We miss them but couldn't possibly be happier!

GOD IS SO GOOD!!

9.02.2017

Wedding Livestream Again Today!

And here we go again! What fun to get to do this whole wedding business thing AGAIN! =)

So Mitchell + Bryn's wedding is today, and it will be live streamed as well! The wedding begins at 2:00pm and the livestream will start at 1:50pm. (approx) Click this link to watch! (same format as yesterday's streaming)

Can't wait to have y'all join us again! Remember to follow us on instagram @bontragerfamilysingers for our instagram stories throughout the day!

9.01.2017

LIVESTREAMING TODAY!!

Today is THE DAY!! 
We've got just under two hours left until this big double wedding is gonna happen!

Here's the lowdown on the livestream! We are streaming on YouTube and the link will "go live" at 4pm today. The wedding starts at 4:18pm. To watch, all you need to do is click this link here. It will take you straight to our YouTube channel. At 4:18pm, you will need to refresh your link, and the live streaming video will pop up. 
Note: Please bear with us as we've never done this before; we are praying it works! =)

Also, remember we have our instagram stories running today as well! Head on over there and catch a few sneak peak previews! @bontragerfamilysingers

We'd love your comments and participation on the streaming as you watch! There is SURE to be laughter, tears, smiles, and probably a blooper or two. Or fifty. =) Enjoy! 

May JESUS CHRIST receive all the honor and glory!