A Special Remembrance…

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.”

ATL Workplace Training

ATL Workplace Training

On February 7, 2018 we held another “On the Job…God’s Way” Training (Workplace Training #1) in Atlanta.   Participants came from Nevada, Virginia, Alaska, and Atlanta. One attendes described the training as being “relevant and refreshing.”  He went on to share, “It reminds you that you are not alone and you have the support system plus prayer partners you can count on … It’s a great fellowship!  Truly reviving to see oneness of body of Christ in an airline industry.  I recommend FCAP because it embodies what our real godly purpose is despite our airline position and company.”

 

 

 

Connected in Hong Kong

Connected in Hong Kong

As Cliff Andrews (retired from American Airlines) was flying home after a visit in Asia, he had opportunity to spend time in fellowship with Joel Lee at the Hong Kong International Airport.  The two enjoyed time together sharing what God is doing in their personal lives and how He is working in and through the lives of airline people throughout the world.  Joel is a pilot with Cathay Pacific and is based in Hong Kong.  He and several others lead a Christian group there, the Hong Kong Aviation Christian Union.

Visit from Our FCAP Field Staff

Visit from Our FCAP Field Staff

In late January the FCAP Office staff had the blessing of having our Field Staff from Boise come visit us here at the office.  It was wonderful hearing from our FCAP chaplains (Warren Milanowski and Doug Human), along with Doug’s wife, Roxanne, how God is working in and through their lives.  We spent time in prayer and in planning for future ministry.  Another thing accomplished together was sitting down to officially sign our individual FCAP Membership forms (photos below).  Just a few days ago, they shared with us about exciting answers to prayer,  opportunities, and connections within their community that have taken place since their time with us.  We thank the Lord for their lives and ministry through the Chapel at the Boise International Airport.

 

l-r: Warren Milanowski, Joe Ivey, and Doug Human

l-r: Jenni Ashmore, Joe Ivey, Roxanne Human, Pat Ivey, Warren Milanowski, and Doug Human