It was our privilege to take our Workplace Training #1, “On the Job…God’s Way,” to Hyderbad, India in mid August. Monix Mathieu (FCAP Leadership and Group Development and newest staff member) made the very long journey to facilitate the training there. The training was well received, and the people were eager to learn more about God’s truth in the Word. We look forward to seeing how God will use this training for His glory in and through the lives of those who attended.
As Monix traveled to Hyderabad, he also was able to spend time with Mark Fernandes and family in Mumbai. Our heartfelt thank you to all who so graciously opened their hearts and homes to Monix on this journey.
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
On August 2, we were blessed to facilitate another Workplace Training #1, “On the Job…God’s Way.” This one was held in Atlanta with 9 in attendance (plus several who had been through the training previously or who were helping to facilitate the sessions). The time appeared to be well received and an encouragement to those who participated. Our next Workplace Training #1 session to be held in ATL is scheduled for November. Details on this, as well as training sessions scheduled for other locations, will be forthcoming on the home page of this web site.
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.”