Vessel Ministries

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With this being the Resurrection season, I have been very busy  getting much done for the congregations at the church where i work. I don't like to use that as an excuse for not writing a thank you to Kathy Slamp for the wonderful seminar held recently in Portland, but truly, it is my reason, along with bad new regarding my own health. [What to they know! :)]

But I walked away from that seminar with a notebook filled with ideas, other new thought, and a desire to serve the three congregations (English, Spanish, and Samoan) better.

Recently, the little blue torn-up-put-back-together person I took from our group came to mind in a different way. Several women have left my place of worship, one of whom I had  not realized I had put on such a pedistal. Each woman who left tore and took with her a piece of my heart, so I thought of how torn up I was.

It didn't take long, however, for me to realize that something unknown to me hurt each of those women. I also began to pray that wherever they went, they would glorify G-d and be ultra-productive there, in the grace of our Savior.

As they say, G-d is good all the time!


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Comment by Kathy Slamp on April 22, 2011 at 7:16pm

Thank you, Raina

It was my privilege to meet you and spend the day together.  It is rewarding to know that you went home with new ideas and challenged--not only about your position at the church but as your life as a Christian.

God bless you richly

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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