We are A New Beginning, made up of Sean and Lori Bontrager and our seven children - Tayler, Kacie, Haley, Erin, Dakota, Jake, and Brody. (Read more about us here.)
We were just your typical everyday large family - running a small raw dairy operation in Myakka City, FL. OK, maybe thats not typical, but as far as families go, we definitely are one. In other words we have our highs and lows, our times of trial and our times of great joy. Through it all we have loved Jesus Christ our Master, and one another.
Singing and writing songs has always been a big part of our lives. The girls would sing as they milked the cows, washed dinner dishes, or as they rode along in the truck. We often sang in our home church together and the girls began singing in nursing homes, farmers markets and state park festivals. They became known as The Bontrager Sisters.
We began to feel Gods leading in the direction of traveling and singing as a family. At the same time, Lori's continuing battle with Lyme disease had gotten to the point where we just could not continue the work on the farm. The business had grown into much more than we had ever dreamed, asked, or imagined, which we thank God for. It seemed in Gods great mercy, that He had brought us to a point of decision.
After much prayer, we truly believed that God had made a way for us to sell the farm and go out on the road. God sent the right family to us, someone we could trust to carry on what God had started on the farm. It is because of His great love and guidance that we feel led to sing and share what God has done for our family.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a program in your area, or if you have a comment or a question, we would love to hear from you!
It is truly, the Bontrager family's... New Beginning. We hope to share more of our story in future blogs and posts.
Thank you and God bless you all!