Some ministry at Front Range BC

Thank you as always for your prayers. I’m reminded over and over how much I need the Lord’s help, fueled by the prayer of friends. This past month has been another busy and varied one for me at Front Range BC here in Colorado.

I’ve recently been involved in building up the ministry to the children here at church. One of the ways I’ve been involved has been teaching a weekly missionary story to the children. So every Sunday morning I go to Children’s Church to tell a story from the mission field. It’s been a fun time, and one that I really enjoy each week.

I love ministry through music. I’ve been a part of the choir since coming to Front Range, and recently I’ve been involved with more and more special music opportunities. Last month I organized a men’s quartet where we sang Keep on the Firing Line. Our group really enjoyed singing it, and we’re hoping to get another quartet or two in before I leave for Spain. Here’s a video of us in the service. (link)

Keep on the Firing Line

imagejpeg_2This past week I also prepared a guitar offertory. So I played Send the Light in church on Sunday. Since coming here, I’ve also been playing guitar in the youth group for all the teen services, and I’m working on helping a couple young men keep that up after I leave. There’s some guys with plenty more talent than me, and I love seeing them start using it for church.

IMG_1243On a lighter note, the youth group recently had a ski trip. Of course, I was glad to along with them and help out… :)
Thankfully there were no serious injuries, and I think everyone had a great time.

These days I’m doing quite a bit of calling and emailing as I look into future graduate study plans. Please pray with me for the Lord’s guidance. The opportunity might be opening up for me to take online courses while in Spain, and that’s something I’d be very interested in pursuing. Right now I’m simply looking for which direction the Lord wants me to take. God bless,

David Bonikowsky
Ps. 34:3

Introductory Letter

Hello everyone. I’ve decided it’s time to begin sending out ministry updates. As you all probably know, I am actively planning on going back to Spain as a missionary, and while I may not be there full-time for a few years still, I do see myself in the preliminary stages of missionary work.

So, I think it would be helpful to begin an organized method of letting people know my steps and plans as I head into ministry. I’ve worked for a while trying to figure out the best way to get a mailing list together, and I think everything is now set up. I have started a website ( where I will publish updates that people can follow via email.

I’m not beginning with a regular schedule for sending updates. At the moment, I will probably only send out letters every couple of months. I guess it will all depend which stage of ministry I’m in at the moment.

My greatest desire in sending updates is that these will help you keep me in your prayers. I need every minute of prayer any of you can offer. Without God’s grace as the direct result of prayer, I might as well give up immediately. So, just like Paul begged the Thessalonians, “Brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified.”

100_1885I am currently serving as intern at Front Range Baptist Church in Fort Collins, CO. I am grateful for the valuable experience I am gaining from working under Pastor Jeff Redlin and his pastoral staff.

I have been here since September of last year, and will finish my time here this May.

While here, I’ve been able to serve in a variety of ministries, including youth work, visitation, teaching, and music. It has been a stretching time, one that the Lord has used to keep changing me into His own image.

Again, I ask for your prayers. God bless,

David Bonikowsky
Ps. 34:3