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!
Recently we had the privilege of having Kenny Tipton, a Delta pilot, come spend time with us here at the FCAP Office. He shared with us a book he wrote and recently published entitled My Flight Through Cancer. In his own words, “This book is about more than cancer; it is about letting ego go and sharing life in intimate details. It is about love and passion, about being humbled, making mistakes, finding the right path, relying on others to help in the simplest tasks, and and keeping and finding more faith than you thought possible.” He goes on to suggest ways to (and not to) respond to those struggling with the pain of loneliness and disease. To learn more about Kenny’s journey, visit his web site at www.MYFLIGHTTHROUGHCANCER.com. We are grateful for Kenny’s vulnerability in sharing his story so openly … we are grateful for his testimony in the airline workplace.
On August 2, we were blessed to facilitate another Workplace Training #1, “On the Job…God’s Way.” This one was held in Atlanta with 9 in attendance (plus several who had been through the training previously or who were helping to facilitate the sessions). The time appeared to be well received and an encouragement to those who participated. Our next Workplace Training #1 session to be held in ATL is scheduled for November. Details on this, as well as training sessions scheduled for other locations, will be forthcoming on the home page of this web site.