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The Alpha and the Omega

Common terminology sometimes expresses totality: the alpha and theRendezvous with Majestyomega, the first and the last, "a" through "z." Biblically, we go from Adam to John, from the beginning to the the end. All these expressions indicate a quality of "all inclusiveness." Nothing is omitted and everything is included. When all is said and done, it's over! There is nothing to be added, nothing to be subtracted; it's complete.
Prophets predicted the coming Messiah, the Savior of the World: See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey... (Zec. 9:9). Through study of the Word, we know that Zechariah's prophesy and similar ones all came to pass. When Jesus came, He became the all inclusive sacrifice for man's sin. No sin and no one was omitted; everyone and everything was included. Through Him, we all have free access to salvation and everlasting life. Years after Zechariah, John writes about God's all inclusive nature: "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God , "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." (Rev. 1:9). Study closely: This is a quote! God Himself is describing His all inclusive nature. John isn't saying it; he's only reporting.
This is the Christmas season--the busiest and most enjoyable time of the entire year. Here's a test: Can you put Him first and last during this season? In the middle of shopping and decorating and parties and cooking and traveling, is it possible to stop and remember what this season is all about? He has always been, is today, and will always be the author and finisher of the world and of our salvation. Throughout the 2009 Christmas season, I challenge you to put first things first. He is still the Alphaand the Omega.
He is the reason for the season!
Taken from The Word in Real Time (by Kathy Slamp

Highlights of 2009.... From Alaska to Egypt!

2009 has been busy. Despite the tight economy, God continues to open doors of ministry, for which we are blesssed and thankful. In addition to over a dozen retreats and seminars (and 1,000s of miles traveled), I also spoke for 16 consecutive Alaska cruises. In Nov., I accomnpanied David on two Holy Land cruises where he spoke. These 18 cruises account for 136 days and nights I spent on a cruise ship in 2009! It is truly amazing how God works and leads!
Slamps on Star Bridge
Slamps on the Star Princess Bridge
In July Scott and his family came aboard in Seattle for a one day visit; so I took them to the bridge. (Left to Right: David, Preston, Scott, Linda, Braeden, and Me).
David & Me in Santorini
David & Me in Santorini
In Greece, EVERY church is a flag. This custom was adopted during occupation; they were not allowed to fly their flag, so they flew it this way!
Kathy at Pyramids
The Middle East Tourist
This snapshotsays it all! Egypt is a dirty, 3rd world country, and yet the pyramids(only remainder of the 7 Ancient Wonders) still draw millions each year. They are mind-boggling.
Jerusalem Necklace

Jesus - Star of David Necklace
These have been out of stock for 6 months, but on my recent trip to Israel, I was able to locate them. So, if you`ve wanted these for Christmas, they`re here!
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Word in Rel Time
The Word in Real Time
The new year is a great time to begin reading the Bible through, and this is just the book for it. Click here to watchVideo Trailor.
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Clinging Cross
The Clinging Cross
This continues to be the most popular Tidings of Loveproduct. Each cross fits
ANY hand and can be used for any reason. A great Christmas gift. (Comes in a lovely gift box with Clinging Cross poem). Price: $ 18.00
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Thank you so much for your prayers and support of Vessel Ministries! They mean everything; we love and appreciate you all. With the new website, it will be easy for you to write a note and keep in touch. It is always great to hear from you! For now, please just email:
Kathy Slamp
3636 Creek View Dr.
Medford, OR 97504
(316) 204-1234 or (541) 858-1888

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Comment by Kathy Slamp on December 3, 2009 at 12:14pm
You look terrific! Thanks for taking a look. This is all new, so I'm open to any comments, improvements, or suggestions. The people that set it up for me spent 100s of hours, and I spent a few myself. TONS of work, but I'm hoping a big improvement.
I will be speaking at Central on Tuesday, Feb. 9. I'm hopeful that we can have a board meeting on Monday, Feb. 8. This year I'm going to try to send the report ahead of time so that you guys can come more prepared for input. These are CHALLENGING times for speakers, and I'm trying to be as creative as possible. I don't have a time or spot yet for the meeting, but it won't be at the credit union since they're closed.
Love to Marti
Comment by Shezzi Heffner on December 3, 2009 at 7:47am
Well here I am. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with you, but so happy you continue to make changes to keep up with this ever evolving electronic age. Your website is awesome. May God continue to bless you and David as you honor Him in all that you do. Merry Christmas to you both and all the family. I pray that 2010 be your best year ever!
Comment by Kathy Slamp on December 2, 2009 at 6:54pm
It will be asolutely great, and thanks.
Comment by Network Creator on December 2, 2009 at 6:51pm
I love the newsletter, Kathy! Just finished reading about all of your travels in 2009. Looking forward to what God has planned for us all in 2010. Can't wait to join you and David on the Sapphire Princess Cruise Ship in July. Have a beautiful and blessed Christmas.

Love and Prayers,

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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