On June 26, FCAP General Director Paul Curtas had the privilege of spending time with the American Airlines CEBRG (Christian Employee Business Resource Group) in Raleigh-Durham, NC. He spoke to the group about ministry in the airline workplace, drawing from materials used in our FCAP Workplace Training. From all indication, Paul’s presentation was well received.
Recently, FCAP Board member Jerry Litwiller and his children, Joshua and Brittany, had the privilege of spending a few hours with Eric Yip in Singapore. Eric is one of the leaders of FCAP-Singapore. Jerry, Joshua and Brittany were then able to spend time with friends in Shanghai (pictured in the beautiful photo with the Shanghai background). Connecting with God’s people is always a blessing … wherever He takes us!
An international flight attendant recently shared with us about an exciting opportunity he had on a recent trip: “
“… while on a rest period, I felt moved to share with my Thai ISM who was [of another religion] how I kept experiencing Jesus miraculously. She was amazed at my miraculous experiences and suddenly asked me to pray for her ID flight from SFO to HK as the flight was over booked…. I also invited her to pray to Jesus as follows: ‘Jesus, if You really exist, please let me experience You miraculously; then I will believe You!’ Last night, 5 hours before wake up call from our SFO hotel, I felt moved to pray for the Thai ISM again, ‘Lord Jesus, please let her deeply experience you and allow her to catch the flight to HK with her 2 daughters. Please send other Christians to follow up in her journey of Christian belief as she is from another base….’
“During passenger boarding, the Thai ISM & her 2 daughters boarded and even could seat together. After they settled down, she told me, ‘It is really a miracle’ as originally they could not get on board. But one of the ID passengers was merciful to them, insisting on giving up his seat so that 3 of them could get on board! During our first group rest, my SFO-HK’s ISM came to ASC. I discovered she is a Christian with a heart to serve God. After I shared what the Thai ISM experienced, she told me, ‘… when the Thai ISM got on board, she said to me, ‘You know, I never believed in Jesus and His existence before, but after this incident, I truly believe.’ Twenty minutes before landing, the Thai ISM shared with me the process of experiencing this miracle in detail … it amazed me! Then I felt moved to share the Gospel with her. The Holy Spirit worked on her spirit …she followed the repentant prayer and accepted Jesus as her Savior!
“One amazing thing is that I have not carried an English Bible for at least 1.5 years. However, 3 weeks ago I received one Gospel of John booklet from Edward Church… I put it in my overnight bag, I feel God specially prepared the Gospel book for this Thai ISM. She even felt led to follow the operating SFO-HK’s ISM to church to learn more about the Christian faith and will join CX Prayer Group 5 to receive more spiritual messages. Jesus loves all His creation. if we pray, we will experience His miracle work!!! Hallelujah, all glory to Him!!!”
On June 18, a special evangelistic outreach was held in Frankfurt. Leadership there shares the following, “Our evangelistic evening had great fellowship and strong presence of the Holy Spirit…. We had a new visitor, sister in Christ, from Ground Staff and will see how God follows up…her husband is also a believers and flying pilot for cargo. Another sister in the Lord …got closer to Jesus as she learns through fellowship. Bit by bit we are taking ground, every prayer a powerful weapon … As we see HIS KINGDOM come in the aviation (FRA) territory! All glory to God Jahwe!”
We give thanks that monthly FCAP meetings continue at the Frankfurt base. Regarding their June meeting, leadership at Frankfurt shares that their time together was great, lives were touched, and attendance was quite good. We look forward to seeing how God will continue to work in and through this group in the days ahead for His glory.
We are grateful for Stami Church in Switzerland inviting our General Director, Paul Curtas, to present our Workplace Training on Saturday, June 9. The 45 attendees received it very enthusiastically. Many of them invited others to join them for the Sunday morning church service as Paul spoke to the whole church. Cristian Rusch, who is a Swiss CEO businessman, translated for Paul both on Saturday and Sunday. (Cristian is also Paul’s brother-in-law.)
Raja Konatham, an FCAP leader in Hyderabad, had the joy of meeting with a Christian brother who works in technical support for Indigo Airlines ramp services at Vijayawada Airport, 300 kms from Hyderabad. Response was very positive as Raja explained to Mr. Dhanraj about FCAP and shared at a small Bible study group. We thank the Lord for how He orchestrates such connections!
On June 1, Paul Curtas had the privilege of presenting our FCAP Workplace Training to a group of business men and women in Zurich. It was very well received with over 20 in attendance.
One of the participants (pictured here with Paul) is Casey, who works for Singapore Airlines in Zurich. Although she now lives and works in Europe, she is familiar with our FCAP group in Singapore. And after this training in Zurich, she knows even more about our worldwide ministry among airline personnel.
Over many years now Dr. Bill and Susalee Sasser have traveled into Third World countries taking dental/medical help and the Gospel to those in need. Bill is a retired dentist and Susalee is a retired Delta flight attendant. Both have been a part of our FCAP family for many years. It has been our joy and privilege to pray for them as they embark on these journeys.
Recently their outreach took them to Tanzania, where they ministered along side a Bridge2Aid team of 7 dentists and 4 oral health workers from the UK. They share the following, “It was a good experience although challenging for Bill to learn the British system and use completely different dental instruments. He picked it up and did well. The dentists trained 6 Clinical Officers who have had a few years of medical training and who work in rural clinics doing various medical procedures…. We had one patient who had had a tooth ache for 5 years but did not have the means or opportunity to have it extracted….”
While traveling to one of their remote destinations, twice they encountered places where several vehicles got stuck in the road and the team had to go around them. From that point they had two more days of travel on these same roads. But God brought them safely through.
Thank you, Bill and Susalee, for your servant hearts in going into these parts of the world. We pray that spiritual seeds planted during these trips will bring forth much fruit for God’s glory. Looking forward to your next adventure!
Our first ever FCAP International Leaders Conference is taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Swiss Alps. Travel for most of those attending was long and challenging, but everyone made it safely and are now experiencing a wonderful time of fellowship, worship and prayer together, workshops, training, and discussions. Together they are looking closely at our union in FCAP, our identity in FCAP, our connection in FCAP, and our organization. An abbreviated Workplace Training is being made available for those who have not had opportunity to attend in the past. There are special sessions on what it means to be a leader, the characteristics of a leader, how to lead through God’s Word, how to lead by peacemaking. And of course, there are those wonderful moments of fellowship and exploration of God’s beauty in the surrounding area.
Represented at this gathering are leaders from Germany, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Switzerland, Uganda, and the United States … all part of that beautiful mosaic referred to in a previous post. Prayers are greatly appreciated for the remainder of this conference and as these dear ones return home. We look forward to seeing what God is going to do through this time as we press forward into future ministry.
Our special thanks to the staff at Credo Conference Center for welcoming our people there and serving them so well.