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Monday, December 09, 2013

A Christmas Promise by Tamera Kraft

Readers for the next week or so, I'll be showcasing Christmas books. Today's showcase:

A Christmas Promise by Tamera Kraft

A Moravian Holiday Story, Circa 1773
During colonial times, John and Anna settle in an Ohio village to become Moravian missionaries to the Lenape. When John is called away two days before Christmas to help at another settlement, he promises he’ll be back by Christmas Day.

When he doesn’t show up, Anna works hard to not fear the worst while she provides her children with a traditional Moravian Christmas.

Through it all, she discovers a Christmas promise that will give her the peace she craves.

Tamera Kraft founded Revival Fire 4 Kids Ministry in 2007 in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. She was a children’s pastor for twenty years at two separate churches, and many of the children she ministered to have grown up and gone into full time ministry.
Tamera received the Church of God National Children’s Leader’s Association Shepherd’s Cup in 2007 for lifetime achievement and advancement in children’s ministry. She has written curriculum including Kid Konnection 5: Kid’s Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press and has been a freelance writer for David C. Cook.
She now is writing curriculum series for Revival Fire For Kids that is available at the Revival Fire for Kids Webstore.
Tamera has been married to Rick for 33 years and has two children. Her son, Jonathan, is married, has two children, and is college and career pastor at his church. Veronica works in music and outreach ministries.


Delia Latham said...

Truly touching story! Really made me think about the sacrifices made by pioneer missionaries.

Tamera Lynn Kraft said...

Thank you, Delia. The did go through a lot.