Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Ministry Update

The camping season went well as Todd and Linea ministered at Big Sky Bible Camp. As Fall came, the children returned to school. Todd was able to assist with various groups from the schools in the Flathead Valley as they spent time at Big Sky Bible Camp's ropes course. Many of these school's are public schools!

Our family started our Bible clubs once again. We are in Hedges Elementary, Olney-Bissell School, Cayuse Prairie School, and Smith Valley School again. We enjoy spending time each week building relationships, playing games, teaching, and praying with these public school children. Brenda prepares cookies and snacks for each of the clubs. Todd also speaks at Stillwater Christian School regularly for their chapel times.

Todd and Brenda continue to stay involved at Central Bible Church, our local church. They have been teaching their Children's Church class for quite some time now and continue to enjoy it. Their students include special needs children who, at times, need special attention and love.

It's 2012! And Here is an Update from the Bonefeole's.

Isaiah's a Bonefeole! We are excited to announce: Isaiah's adoption was finalized December 29, 2011 and he is officially a Bonefeole. We have been so blessed to have him in our home and now to legally have him as our son. He is a beautiful, smart, happy little boy and brings much joy to our home. Please continue to pray for Isaiah. Unfortunately, he seems to catch every sickness that comes his way and struggles with health and gaining weight.

Mallory recently turned six and loves Kindergarten. She seems to be the life of the party wherever she goes. She enjoys many activities. Recently she has taken up haircutting much to the teacher's dismay!

Brett loves school, learning, and reading. He continues to enjoy rocks and exploring. He is a handsome young man.

Megan has been homeschooled this year. She enjoys regular field trips at places like the library and a local farm with her "Church Grandma," Janice Louden.

Danae is a talented young lady: academically and all around. She continues to be a great help and huge blessing at home.

Levi continues to do well in school. He enjoys band class and playing his alto saxophone. Levi's passions include hunting and fishing.

Linea is a senior this year! She is excited to embark on the the next chapter of her life. Pray for her in her college search and preparations for graduation and college.

Alanna attended Montana Bible College in Bozeman, Montana this past semester. She learned much more about the God's Word and serving Him. Alanna is very thankful to the members of Central Bible Church who contributed financially to her tuition. She will be at home for this next semester. She was able to transfer back to the Kalispell Lowe's store from Bozeman and was blessed with a raise.

Brenda continues to remain very busy as she runs a household of ten. Along with the normal, day to day, challenges, she homeschools Megan, brings Isaiah to therapy visits, and is a vital part of our ministry.

Todd works part time at Mountain View Gardens along with our ministry in order to assist financially. He has been blessed with relatively good health since his surgery this past fall. Without complication, the mass was removed from his stomach lining and was only binign.