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.”

Reunion in SFO Bay Area

Reunion in SFO Bay Area

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).

Greater SFO Bay Area Reunion – August 12

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.