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.
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.
On Saturday, August 12, a small group of people who had been part of the FCAP group in the San Francisco Bay Area met for fellowship and dinner at Harry’s Hofbrau Restaurant in Redwood City, CA. Dick Kalman writes, “This was special as it was the first time that the SFO Bay Area FCAP has met in many years. This the same group that Barney Brogan and Sandi West were part of in the 1980’s. It was an opportunity to reflect on past memories and to renew old friendships.” Pictured l-r: Annette DiResta (AA), Tom and Laverne Kiefer (Laverne – AA), Richard and Branka Kalman (Richard – WOA), Jeff Hoglind (former KLM, now with International Aviation Development), Tom Johnson (UA), and Nancy Phares (AA).
On September 15-16, FCAP-Newark will be hosting a weekend retreat with the theme “Let Go — Let God.” Their prayer is that many will come to get refreshed, renewed and reconnected … and will leave equipped and empowered to walk through life’s challenges. Flyer and Registration
After quite a few years of no FCAP gatherings in the SFO Bay Area, one is being planned for Saturday, August 12. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City (1909 El Camino Real). To sign up for this event, or if you need more information, contact E-mail. Especially if you live in the Greater SFO/OAK/SJC Bay Area, we hope you will be able to join them.
Two Christian brothers with the airlines, one from Hong Kong and one from Australia, had the joy of spending time together in Hong Kong recently. Flight Attendant Eddie Wu and Pilot Chris McDonald tell us, “We really had a wonderful gathering, prayer communion, lunch and mutual encouraging of one another. Thank God for His perfect timing arrangement.” Many lives have been blessed and encouraged over the years as Christians within the airlines connect like this. We do encourage you to visit our “Groups and Contacts” list on this web site (link at top of home page) to reach out as you have opportunity either on layovers or in personal travel. Or you can always call the FCAP International Office before travel for contact information.