Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Closing of Chapter.

Dear Friends and Family,

Grace and peace to you in the name of the Father through his Son.

We hope you are blessed this New Year. We are writing to give you an update about the life of Kramertribe. First of all, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all of your loving support through prayer and finances! As you all know we have been living in Minneapolis for the last two years and working at Source Ministries. Over the past two years we have grown in many ways and have seen God at work in many ways. We have developed as leaders, friends and now parents. We have had many hardships as well as many joys.

Over the course of the past year and especially the last few months we have been in conversation with Peter and Jessica about where Source is and is heading. Through these conversations and much prayer we have made a decision to transition out of Source. There are many reasons but mainly it is us being well differentiated from Source. It has been a heart-wrenching decision but we are confident and at peace with our decision. We know that God called us to Source and Minneapolis. We fulfilled our two year commitment in October and have been asking God what the next step ought to be.

We are not entirely sure what our next step will be. For now we will remain in Minneapolis. We are hoping to spend the next season resting, focusing on our new family, being restored and receiving inner healing. We are very blessed to have deep friendships with several folks in Minneapolis who are a source of great strength and encouragement. No matter what our hearts will always be for intimacy with the Father and his Son, for 24/7 prayer, for mercy, for justice, for the kingdom of God to come here now, for the growth and health of the Church, and for friendship with the poor and downcast. These are the things we will be pursuing in the next step and for the rest of our lives.

We cannot state enough our appreciation for each one of you who has prayed, given finances, spoken encouragement and in other ways have journeyed with us over these last 2 years. Thank you! It has been such a joy to partner with you in the work of his kingdom in Minneapolis. Logistically, we will be handing things over in January as we transition out of Source. We will be able to receive support through March 15th as we pursue what God has for us next. If you have any questions about support please contact us.

We would love to hear from any of you with any questions concerning this letter. We would also love to talk with you about supporting us in the future in whatever God leads us to next. We will continue to post on our blog so please check that out periodically. We would ask you to pray for our family in this next season as we wait on God. We would also ask you to pray for Peter and Jessica as well as the Source community in this next season. Thank you all once again for being such amazing friends and family. May you grow daily in a knowledge of the Father’s unending love for you and for all of creation. Peace be with you in Christ.

Tim, Dana and Shiloh Kramer
3756 5th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55409