Curtis & Bonnie, and Family

Our Family

 

  

Heidi – 18, is an amazing sister for her seven younger brothers and sisters. She loves sewing, baking, horses, languages, reading and writing. She plays violin, piano, and cello. She also loves composing music and memorizing Bible passages.

 

 

  

Meka – 16, is adventurous and super-fun.  Her laugh is contagious.  She loves horses, writing adventures, reading, entertaining her youngest brother and sisters.  She plays violin, piano, bass guitar, percussion, and ukelele.  She also loves composing music and lyrics.

 

 

 

 Alonzo – 14, has always been practical, reliable, and efficient.  He is very caring for his younger siblings and sensitive to his older sisters.  He loves problem-solving – especially the Rubiks Cube.  He also loves Math, reading, and spending time with his cousins.  He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and piano.  He also enjoys memorizing Bible passages.

 

 

 Peter – 12, is the silent, strong type.  He is an excellent friend for his older siblings and an amazing caregiver to his younger brother and sisters.  Peter also loves problem-solving, especially puzzles.  He loves listening to music, skating, swimming, spending time with cousins.  He plays bongos, cajon, piano, and violin.

 

 

   Sunny – 9, is so descriptive of her personality.  She is so enthusiastic about life.  She loves dancing, crafting, dressing up like a princess and hanging out with her sisters.  She adores all of her siblings.   Sunny is learning to play the piano, violin, and ukelele.

 

                                                                            

  Amy – 7, loves to rock and read books with her Daddy, Mommy, or older siblings.  She is a singer, and spends a good part of her waking hours singing about everything.  She loves to dance with her sister Sunny, and enjoys to dress-up. She is learning to play violin, and ukelele.

 

 

                                                                             

Davidson – 5, more often called Davey, is a true joy to be with.  He loves cars, trucks, and anything with wheels.  He loves animals especially bears, lions, and anything else that growls.  Davey absolutely adores all of his older brothers and sisters. He is learning to play violin, and ukelele.

 

 

                                                                             

Isaac - 2, Is doing an amazing job of catching up with his older brothers and sisters. He is an active, sweet little boy. He frequently takes the microphone from his mommy's hand and "finishes" the song for her. 

Children's Ministry

Children’s ministry has been an important part of both Bonnie and Curtis’ lives since childhood.   They have a definite love for kids, and a desire to see children come to Jesus.  Becoming child-like is a critical step for all of us, to embrace Salvation which only Jesus can offer. 

Curtis and Bonnie and their family strive to present the big picture from Creation to the redemptive work of Jesus through His death, resurrection and ascension into heaven.  There is such a gap in society today and so many children (and even their parents) have not heard the truth about Jesus, as there is a strong emphasis placed on secular ideas, coming through media, internet and even the educational system.

Children need to know and understand that God planned for them – that they are not a mistake.  Children need to know that God loves them!  They deserve to hear the Truth!

Our Story

In 1992 Bonnie arrived to her University music class 10 minutes early where Curtis had been using the vacant recital hall to practice.  A spontaneous introduction in the middle of an interrupted rehearsal, and they have been singing and playing music together ever since. 

Three years later, a group of friends from Minneapolis, funded and arranged a solo-recording project for Curtis entitled Living Waters.  Bonnie was invited to contribute as songwriter and vocalist.  This was a God-directed experience that would launch these two on a life-long journey together. 

Curtis and Bonnie both graduated from Brandon University in 1996, were engaged during their graduation party, and got married later on that year.  After teaching for two years, they sensed God directing them to devote their lives to sharing the Love of Jesus through their music.  In November, 1998 they set out on their first music tour in a station wagon loaded with sound equipment, luggage, their baby daughter Heidi, and Bonnie’s sister as nanny.  They would travel 2300 miles across Canada to reach their first concert destination in Nova Scotia.  This first tour made a positive impact on the couple, and since then their love for the people of the Maritime Provinces has taken them back every 2-3 years.  To date, they have done 8 extensive maritime tours. 

The family received a huge confirmation of God’s Call upon their lives in 2003 when singer/songwriter Trevor Baker and his wife Jenny donated their 33’ motor home to Curtis and Bonnie in order to make music and ministry with a growing young family possible.  The couple was expecting their fourth child at the time.  Today eight precious children take a major role in concert and on their six recordings.  Each child has been welcomed to the family (and on stage) with joy and excitement.  Heidi plays violin; Meka plays violin and bass guitar; Alonzo plays guitar; Peter plays percussion, Sunny, Amy, Davidson, and Isaac take part through dancing; all the children contribute with singing. 

Their music is ear-tagged for its diversity – as they love to write in various styles – such as Celtic, Blues, Jazz, Children’s, Contemporary, and even Rap/Hip-hop.  The children have also started to write, and some of their music is featured on the latest CD, “Doncha Know?” which received two nominations for the 2012 GMA Covenant Awards.

Since the beginning, the couple has incorporated an element for children into every concert, so that there is something for the whole family.   The response to this has been very positive, fine-tuning the direction of their ministry.  Today, at least half of their music and ministry appearances throughout the year are directly to children, at summer camps, vacation Bible school programs, or children’s concerts.  This has been an amazing fit for this family who ministers together.

“We feel so blessed to be the parents of these amazing children.  God desires family to thrive and flourish.  I believe this is why we have been called to do travel across Canada with our family.  We desire to see people walk close to God – to be in close communion with Him.”

Psalm 8 begins with the words,
    “Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth.  You have set     Your     glory above the heavens.  From the lips of children and infants You have     ordained praise, because of Your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger.” 

God is so big, yet He has such a high regard for the praises of children and infants.  For this reason Curtis and Bonnie love to include their whole family, regardless of age, in praises to the Lord God while ministering to people all across this great nation.

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  • Curtis and Bonnie are loving, caring, gifted and encouraging

    Curtis and Bonnie are loving, caring, gifted and encouraging. Their music has a fresh sound and will inspire you. They have been guests on IT'S A NEW DAY and have been a blessing to our viewers.

    Former President of Trinity Television Inc. Former Host of IT'S A NEW DAY Willard Thiessen
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