On March 6 heaven welcomed home another member of our FCAP family, Sandy Fraser-West. Sandi attended many of our International FCAP Conventions, and she was a integral part of our fellowship in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. A memorial service was held on April 14 with some from the San Franciso Bay Area Fellowship in attendance (some of those in attendance pictured below). This time together brought back to all of them many special memories.
Richard Kalman shares, “Sandi was a inspiration to many of us in the airlines and she worked diligently for years on behalf of the FCAP. Yesterday Branka and I enjoyed a fellowship lunch with dear Sunday school couple and Dan mentioned that many years ago he was friends with Les Nimigan, president of Christian Transportation. Dan worked for the railroad and met Les. I told Dan I also had met Les when he came to our local church and he stayed in our home. When I found out about the history of the FCAP I realized how significant Les was to the founding of the FCAP when he met with Captains Lew Rabbitt of Eastern Airlines and Joe Ivey of Delta Airlines. I first met Sandi when she came to our World Airways Bible study in the early 1970’s to brief us on the mission of the FCAP. Wally Rardon, Gene Brandt and I had set up the World Airways bible study group months earlier in one of our classrooms. That meeting with Sandi was followed up with a meeting at the home of Barney and Gina Brogan in Palo Alto CA. Several SF Bay Area airline personnel were in attendance including Sandi West, Joline Oberhelman, Tom Johnson and others. From those group meetings FCAP monthly Bible studies and yearly West Coast retreats were organized with guest speakers such as Ray Stedman and Ron Richey from Peninsula Bible Church, Dr. Mark Lee and Dr. Glenn Schaefer from the Missionary Alliance Church…. When one looks back over our lives as Christians we can more clearly see that the Lord’s plan was often at work in amazing ways. The power of prayer and ceaseless faith from a few dedicated men and woman can lead to a worldwide outreach for the Lord such as the FCAP. Sandi Fraser-West was one of those dedicated and faithful women.”