Home again!

Praise the Lord, I’m back in Spain. I thank the Lord for the great time I’ve spent in the US the past 9 months, but I feel like I’ve just made it home again. I flew into the Madrid airport Friday last week after a pretty much uneventful flight across the Atlantic.

I’m really looking forward to this upcoming summer. I’ve already been busy here, and had a great time with my family. My brother Mark is back here from college for the summer, so I’ve been spending a lot of great time with him.

In the next few weeks I’m hoping to detail more specifically a few of the ministries I will be involved in this summer. My biggest goal this summer is to help serve my grandfather Al Bonikowsky’s church in Irun. I will be spending a lot of time there, Lord willing.

For now though, I’ll just share a few pictures.

20110517 borda work (2)One thing keeping me busy this summer will be the ongoing work at the Aierdi Farmhouse. Whether it’s construction, renovation, or work on the grounds, there is always more to be done than time to do it.

Here my brother Mark and I are preparing the roof of an old barn for a cement cap. One project this summer will be to replace the leaky, several-hundred-year-old roof with a modern one. Of course, our goal is to get it done without having the whole structure cave in as we do it!

20110515 IBEV (1)

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to preach from one of my favorite passages in the Bible, Psalm 34. It was also the first time I’d spoken Spanish in a while :).

This is the church I grew up in, and it’s always such an encouragement to be with the believers there. They’ve always grown stronger every time I come back to see them.

Please pray for me this summer. I am really looking forward to what the Lord has planned. I think it will be a stretching time for me in many ways.

God bless,

David Bonikowsky
Ps. 34:3

Travelling Safety

First of all, I want to thank the many of you who prayed for me while on my way back to South Carolina over the past 2 days. I finished the trip about an hour ago, and I’m getting ready to get some quality sleep in. Praise the Lord for His protection throughout the trip.

P1010635Over the past 8 months, the Lord has given me another place to call home. I know the friendships built while I lived in Colorado will last for eternity.



100_2059My car added another 1500 miles to the 200,000+ it already had, and I couldn’t be more happy with its performance on the trip. Here it is as I said goodbye to the mountains of Colorado.


The next few days sound like they will be very busy as I make multiple trips to and from Atlanta with my brothers. Lord willing, I will fly out Thursday, May 12, heading for Spain.

God bless,

David Bonikowsky
Ps. 34:3