One never knows what a day will bring forth … and that just may include special blessings like connecting with a brother or sister in Christ as you go about your day in the workplace. Such was the case when Tim Files (Delta Tech Ops) and Dale Grimes (Delta Flight Attendant) unexpectedly ran into each other at the Atlanta Airport. And anyone who knows these two can tell you that their brief time of fellowship there was most entertaining! This is one of the benefits of connecting with FCAP and getting to know other believers within the airline workplace. The joy of the Lord is evident in unexpected meetings like this one … no matter where you are in the world.
Every year, generally in the Fall, our FCAP Board of Directors come together for a time prayer and discussion as they seek God’s heart, provision, and direction for this airline ministry. This year they met on November 6-7 here in Fayetteville, Georgia. The Board and staff, along with spouses, enjoyed a special time of fellowship, sharing, and prayer over dinner together on Monday evening. The official meeting took place from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday. God’s presence was evident as a very full agenda was addressed.
“Membership” in FCAP has been under prayerful discussion and consideration for some time now. At this meeting the Board approved a launch of membership in 2018, and those present became “pioneers” as they were first to sign the official membership document, which includes our “Commitment to Unity” statement. (Pictured l-r above: Joe Ivey, Stephen Watts, LeeAnn Hurrle-Nelson, Jerry Litwiller, Tim Files and Eugene Kraybill. Stephen and LeeAnn were guests at the meeting as prospective Board members.) You will be hearing more from us about “Membership” as we begin the new year. Announcements about other exciting additions and changes in FCAP will be forthcoming as well. Looking forward to seeing what God will do for His glory in the coming days and years.
Many years ago, an airline mechanic acted on his heart desire to share the love and message of Christ with his co-workers. This led to formation of several regular Bible study/prayer groups taking place in the simply surroundings of break rooms at work. What began with only a few meeting together has now turned into usually 15-20 coming together on a regular basis (pictured above). We thank the Lord for those who courageously act on their desire to see others come to Christ and live for Him. If you have such a desire for your own work area and need help in getting things going, please e-mail us or give us a call at (770) 461-9320. We would be delighted to talk with you and help. That is one major reason FCAP exists!
On October 9 we shared about time we spent with Delta pilot Kenny Tipton here at the office … and about his recently released book, My Flight Through Cancer. This week we received word that Kenny had very unexpectedly transitioned from life here among us to his eternal home. We pray for his daughter, parents, and extended family in their loss … and we pray Kenny’s heart desire to help others in their life struggles will be fulfilled as his book continues to be distributed.
On October 12, we in the FCAP International Office were blessed once again to have someone come spend time with us here. Jack Bowen has been a part of our FCAP family for many years and a faithful witness for the Lord Jesus in the airline workplace and beyond. He is a Captain with United Air Lines and lives in Tampa, where we are hoping to see a fellowship re-established. Jack spent much of the day talking with us about how he could be of more help in the ministry in the days to come, in training and in other ways. It was a joy reminiscing with him about past conventions and singles conferences, and it was encouraging to hear about many ways God has been working in and through his life.