Possessed of an agile mind, wide-ranging interests, and a ready wit; an avid reader able to converse on a wide range of topics; personally disciplined, engaged, and able to generate enthusiasm for projects he espouses, Jonathan Bonk has shown himself to be a natural leader, but one who takes the job of leading seriously and works at fulfilling the role well.
To Jon Bonk, mission does not wear just one face; it is multifaceted and calls for the development of thoughtful, informed, and robust frameworks for theological and missiological thought and for missional practice.
Bonk, contributors were asked not so much to interact with Jon's writings but, writing from the context and setting of their own missional thought and practice, to focus on three facets of his and Jean's life and ministry that stand out in the minds of the guest editors: hospitality, humility, and hope.
Three loud notes were distinctive and especially harsh, more discordant even than the Bonk of the Monteverde dialect.
First-year birds (and possibly some second-year birds) are not capable of making the Bonk call even though they struggle with open bills to force air out.
In a 6 min recording, during which he was about 10 m distant and in plain view, he sang the loud notes of both dialects (the Bonk and Whistle of the Monteverde dialect as well as the three harsh quacks Kokk Quik Quak of the Talamanca dialect) and typical renditions of the two complex Talamanca songs and the three complex Monteverde songs.
Still another song combined elements from two different Monteverde songs, and he seemed to be missing some Monteverde notes, such as the Bonk.
Most of his vocalizations were of the Monteverde dialect: the loud Bonk (15), the four-Whistle song (8), and the Bonk-swish-Whistle-swish song (26).
Jonathan Bonk did not hesitate to support our initiative, which encouraged missionaries and scholars to come together to talk about issues related to mission studies.
This is a mystery, and it is profoundly embodied in the lives and work of Jonathan and Jean Bonk.
I call Jonathan Bonk Asiwaju--front-runner and natural leader.
Beyond My Wildest Imagination: God's Blessings to Me through Jon and Jean Bonk
I had no sense of home, but Jonathan Bonk opened the door for me at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, and Jean Bonk welcomed me into their home.