For Jonathan Bonk, it was as the son of Charles and Marion Bonk, born on February 19, 1945, in Wolseley, a small town in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada.
It is hard to imagine Jonathan Bonk without his wife and partner in hospitality, Jean (born Jeanette Diane Patterson).
The presentations and responses were published simultaneously in Korean and English editions, edited by Bonk, under the title Accountability in Missions: Korean and Global Case Studies (2011).
The book Family Accountability in Missions: Korean and Western Case Studies, again in Korean and English editions and edited by Bonk, appeared in 2013.
Both Bonks and Whistles occur throughout these years, for example, and the four different songs are readily identifiable.
The Bonk was often given singly, but sometimes in a string of 2-3 in rapid succession.
The Bonk also introduced two longer, more complex songs.
Designating the four as 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively, with "1" a Bonk and "4" the four-Whistle song, the sequence of songs was as follows: 2 1 14 1 2 14 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 3 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 2 1 1 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 4 2.
Jilly Cooper, of Riders fame for example used to average one bonk
every 60 pages when she penned her first version of lip-smacking lit.
More than three years ago, I left OMSC with abundant blessings from the Bonks, with renewed confidence to plant myself in a new place, where God could guide me to find my roots in this world, where I could restart my service, where I could look forward to the future.
Likewise, little did I know that meeting Jonathan Bonk was the beginning of my preparation for pastoral ministry in a multicultural setting.
Bonk at the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity in Edinburgh in the late 1990s, I knew it was more than a casual acquaintance.