Vessel Ministries

A Christian Speaking & Writing Ministry


The Word in Real Time (Slamp)

The Word in Real Time

Following the International Bible Society's plan for reading the Bible through in a year (some Old Testament, some New, and a Psalm or Proverb each day), The Word in Real Time presents a daily devotional for each day of the year taken from that specific day's reading. The book includes 28 interactive pages for reflection and personal prayers.

Walking through Life without Stumbling

Kathy blends her unique story-telling ability with a keen insight of the Scriptures to create an honest and vulnerable sharing of life experiences. You'll laugh at the Smithsonian Chair and the Hooterville Express, and you'll cry at the messages Kathy captures from them! This is Kathy's first book, and still one of her three best sellers.

You Might Be a Pastor's Wife If...

In this delightful little book, Kathy blends her sense of humor with the day-to-day events of parsonage life. Since Kathy is both a pastor's daughter and a pastor's wife, this book was a natural for her. The book has 100 hilarious pages and cartoons; if you've ever lived in the parsonage, you're guranteed to laugh. The book's forward is written by Dr. Stan Toler.



The Clinging Cross Necklace


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The Clinging Cross

Black Tortoise Style


From the Tidings of Love collection, this little cross looks exactly like the illustration. It's made to fit the palm of ANY hand. Many people are using it for prayer time, dealing with a tragedy, while taking chemo treatments, or a tool to use when attempting to break a habit such as alcohol or drugs.

Please Note there are three Different Styles:  (Same cost)



O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

Temp. out of stock

This hilarious little book by Virginia Hudson (an eleven year old girl in the late 1800s) was aNew York Times best seller in the '60s. Now, out of print, Kathy has a supply of these available for you. If you or someone you know is down, this book is a guaranteed pick-me-up.

Mastering Women's Ministry

A gifts based, scripture based handbook for organizing an effective local church Women's Ministry. Any size church can use MWM to reap tremendous benefits by involving women in service. MWM includes two CDs, job descriptions, and useful forms. A complete wedding manual and consultant job description, sample wedding fees and program, and a bridal questionnaire also included.

Reflection Profiles Leader

This O. T. Bible study series includes lessons about common Bible characters such as King David, and rare ones such as Abinadab. Leader's Guide includes: 12 complete Bible lessons, student workbook answers, discussion starters, and lesson reflections. Each lesson is accompanied by black line transfers to make transparencies for discussion starters.

Reflection Profiles Student

The Reflection Profiles student book accompanies the Leader's Guide with the identical 12 Old Testament character studies. It contains an abbreviated lesson with questions and answers to prepare ahead of time and bring to class for group discussion.

Majestic Alaska DVD - $19.95

Kathy's 50 min. professional DVD includes all the SE Alaska ports-of-call, Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Tracy Arm, Denali, Alaska wildlife and nature scenes, and Alaska's varied modes of transportation. 95% of the videos are Kathy's own, and she narrates the DVD as well. If you have ever visited Alaska or ever plan to visit, Majestic Alaska is for you! The DVD is available with either a Seattle Departure or a Vancouver Departure; when ordering, please indicate which version you prefer. Other than that particular section, the DVDs are identical.

Little House in the Arctic

This is the true story of Kathy's childhood in Fairbanks during the Korean War. It is a story of adventure, travel, and history. This book will capture your attention from the first page. It is truly a page turner, and thousands are now in circulation. It includes a glossary, index, and 12 pages of vintage color photos.

Little House in the Rain Forest

After Kathy's family lived in the arctic region of Fairbanks for five years, they moved to Juneau in Alaska's SE rain forest. This book is a continuation of The Little House in the Arctic. It, too, is filled with unbelievable adventures and drama. It includes 12 full vintage color pages also.

Rendezvous with Majesty

At the requests of 1,000s of Alaskan cruisers, in 2007 Kathy published this full color book about Alaska's glaciers. It answers the 12 most asked glacier questions glaciers; then it features the unbelievable Hubbard Glacier,  the spectacular College Fjord, and Tracy Arm--three of the most remarkable spots on the entire planet. It also includes 8 color pages about Alaska's lighthouses with a little history about each.

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is Alaska's biggest phenomenon! This book is identical to Rendezvous... except it has no information about College Fjord. I don't know of anything else available about Hubbard. Regular cost: $6.95; reduced to $3.95 as long as supply lasts. It's a bargain. Order your copy today.

The Clinging Cross

From the Tidings of Love collection, this little cross looks exactly like the illustration. It's made to fit the palm of ANY hand. Many people are using it for prayer time, dealing with a tragedy, while taking chemo treatments, or something to use when attempting to break a habit such as alcohol or drugs.

Star of David/Jesus Necklace
Temp. Out of Stock


This ever-popular necklace is imported from Israel. It is made of sterling silver with an 18" chain, and it continues to be extremely popular. When I visited Jerusulem in Nov. 2009, I was able to bring back a new shipment.

Alaska Children's Book from Kathy Slamp
This is Kathy's first book written especially for pre-schoolers and early readers.
A Picnic at the Glacier
You asked for it for years, and here it is! Kathy's first children's book, A Picnic at the Glacier, is written for pre-school and early readers. It stars Josh and Maddy and their adventures near one of Alaska's stunning glaciers. In this 32 page book, Josh and Maddy enjoy a rare, sunny day at a glacier. Here they encounter a Mother black bear with her cubs, salmon in a rushing river, a bald eagle soaring in the sky, Alaskan mosquitoes, AND humpback whales. Illustrated by Joan Coleman, a graphic artist who works for Disney, it is a beautiful book, both entertaining and educational. Kids of all ages will love this book. It is being released this week; order your copy today.Buy Now
$10.95 with FREE intro. shipping offer!
See sample pages below:

Africa Volunteer Mission: Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2016


At the present time, I am booking engagements for  Spring 2022  I'd love to add your event to this itinerary.  Please contact me and we will work together.

Three years ago, we returned from five amazing years in Africa. During these years we have visited Ethiopia, Madagascar, Namibia, many parts of South Africa, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda, Cote d' Avoire, Ghana, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, the Congo, Lesota, and Mozambique. This has been a blessing beyond measure. Africa has changed our lives, and we will never be the same. addition to retreat and special event speaking, I am also speaking for mission services & Faith Promise Conventions.

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Alaska, Africa, Israel, Thailand, China, Montenegro, and more added regularly.  



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