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.
As chaplain at the Boise International Airport and FCAP Field Staff, Warren Milanowski extends the following invitation: “The Boise Airport is the gateway to Idaho. A part of the vision of FCAP-Boise is to enlist ‘gatekeepers’ who will prayerfully and financially support the ministry as we go beyond ten years of service at the airport and in the community. Click to register and to join us on September 7 as we celebrate and share the vision of the future.”
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.
A reunion luncheon is being considered for those who in past years were part of the SFO Bay Area FCAP Fellowship. We have some contact information on file, but some of you may no longer be on our mailing list here at the FCAP International Office or need to have that information updated. Please contact the FCAP Office with your updated information. We will forward that information on to Dick Kalman in the SFO Bay Area so he can send you information regarding this reunion luncheon.
In February we celebrated the 100th birthday of our dear friend and brother in Christ, Tommy Taylor. Now only four months later we once again celebrate his life at a memorial service. Tommy went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 23. Please uplift his daughter, Debbie Kasmerski, and the entire family during this time of grief. For those of you who knew Tommy, here is a link to his obituary notice.
When Tommy entered the Lord’s presence, he without a doubt was welcomed home with the words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant!” His presence here among us will be greatly missed.
A group of Christian airline personnel in Grand Cayman meets for prayer on the first Wednesday of each month. They ask us to pray “that the GCM group will grow from strength to strength, and many souls will be gained for the Kingdom.”
On the evening of June 6, Paul and Claudette Curtas had the wonderful opportunity to meet with those attending the FCAP-Zurich Airport meeting. There are four FCAP groups that meet regularly in the ZRH Airport area. We thank God for their testimony there.
The FCAP-Munich group hosted a Friday (June 2) barbecue and Saturday (June 3) morning breakfast meeting. Paul & Claudette Curtas enjoyed the special opportunity of visiting with the group and presenting an overview of the new FCAP WorkplaceTraining #2, “Engaging at the Workplace.” It was presented to the group in two sessions, one on Friday evening and one on Saturday morning. A big “thank you” to Ulli & Heinz Stengel for coordinating this, and special thanks to Christian and Ulrike Schaaf for hosting this at their home in Freising. Thank you also for putting some of the group up overnight. Paul writes, “We always enjoy being with this group, and hearing how God is working through them at the workplace.”
Sometimes as humans we may fall prey to the question, “Does prayer really matter?” The answer is clear … YES, IT DOES! We may not always be able to witness the answer to those prayers firsthand, but at other times God allows us that joy. Recently we had opportunity to pray for the young adult brother of a Delta flight attendant as a viral infection was attacking his organs. The prognosis was not favorable. In talking with a co-worker, one of our FCAPers learned about the situation and asked us to pray. We have been doing so now for several months.
Our FCAP friend did not personally know Christopher’s sister, but kept abreast of the situation through a mutual acquaintance. As our friend was leaving the Delta Block Party in Minneapolis on Saturday, she overheard someone talking with Edward Church at our FCAP booth there about how gravely ill her brother was. Our friend turned back and asked if she would happen to be Christopher’s sister, to which the lady replied, “Yes.” Our friend told this fellow flight attendant how both FCAP and her church had been praying for Christopher. With a smile on her face, the lady replied that he is now home and being cared for by their father. “Praise the Lord” was the response from both. The flight attendant went on to explain how her brother is basically emaciated and needs nourishment to gain strength. If you have not already heard about Christopher through our FCAP Prayer Network, we invite you to join us in prayer for him. Meeting Christopher’s sister at the Block Party was truly a divine appointment. Our friend is grateful for that … so are we.
If you would like to know more about our FCAP Prayer Network, click on “Prayer” at the top of the home page of this web site.
For a number of years now we have had the special blessing of hosting a booth at Delta Block Parties in ATL, MSP, and SLC. Last Saturday, June 3, representatives from FCAP once again enjoyed that time in Minneapolis. A big heartfelt thank you to all who came to help us set up and oversee the booth and prepare giveaway baskets. You were a blessing to many! Our prayer remains that our presence and outreach there will have an everlasting impact for God’s glory.
An added note: As people who have been involved with FCAP for many years will attest to, “Fellowship” is an important aspect of this ministry. On Friday night prior to the MSP Block Party, four members of our FCAP family enjoyed additional fellowship time over dinner (photo below). Others had wanted to join them but were not able to do so … and they were greatly missed.