What a blessing it is to see Christians within the airlines following God’s command to us in Matthew 28:19. Such has been the case with Joe and Susie Swint (Delta – ATL) as they joined a team from their local church in a mission journey to Haiti from March 31-April 6 (over Easter). In addition to spending time with children there, they also helped with cleanup at the orphanage and at the school sponsored by Operation Mobilization.
Susie wrote upon their return, “The trip was great and we made a lot of headway with the children this time. We felt like the teenage kids needed something more than VBS so we broke them up into small groups and had individual meetings with them. I had six girls in my group and they were so excited to have this time to ask all their questions. Our goal was to find out if they were saved and if not, try and plant that seed. I had three girls who said they were not saved but wanted to learn more. I keep an extra focus on them, to try and lead them to Christ. We used Romans 10:9 as our theme … It was an eye opener for them when we explained all they needed to do was accept Jesus into their hearts and baptism was just an outward display of what they had accepted into their hearts. Many of us made a lot of headway with these kids. They still need more ongoing mentoring so for now, all we can do is pray for them. We are praying God will allow us to go down again next year. We will just have to wait and see what His will is for us! …We did some cleanup at the Orphanage and at the school that Operation Mobilization sponsors. It was awesome to see how both places are progressing forward for the kids. I came home with a very full heart!
Shannon Jipsen has been part of our FCAP family for many years and is a Captain flying for UPS. Several months ago, an article sharing how faith helped Shannon conquer her fear of flying was written by Madelyn Wilbanks and published in The Southeast Outlook. With their permission, we would like to share with you that article entitled
“Letting God Take the Controls”
We are grateful to have recently received this photo from one of several FCAP groups meeting regularly in the Philippines. Their faithfulness there to one another and to their co-workers is a blessing to many.
On March 8 we held another “Engaging at the Workplace” Training (FCAP Workplace Training #2) at the Atlanta Airport. Seven people attended this training, which is a followup to our Workplace Training #1, which they all had attended previously. The training seemed to be very well received. Staff and facilitators also present describe those participating as very attentive, engaging, and interactive. Topics of the four sessions presented were as follows: Perspective in the Work Culture, Reality Thinking at the Workplace, Levels of Engagement, and Your Approach.
If you have attended our Workplace Training #1 (“On the Job…God’s Way”), we encourage you to make plans to attend our next followup session as well. Watch the home page of our web site or the FCAP App for future dates of all of our trainings.
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.”
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.
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
Our FCAP family in the Philippines asks us to pray they will be effective prayer ministers in their workplace. They currently have a weekly Bible Study and Fellowship that meets every Thursday (see photo below). In addition, they have a Prayer Meeting that has been meeting on Wednesday. It will continue, but the day will be changed beginning in March to every Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., They will have three separate venues and coordinators as follows:
- LTP MA Conference Room with Marlene Mallari as coordinator, assisted by Marissa Dominguez
- LTP QM Multi-purpose Room with Tess Tacadena as coordinator (praying for assistant)
- LTTP Break Room with Jomel Guy as coordinator, assisted by Cythia Pagaragan and Estrel Angeles
We thank the Lord for the commitment of these brothers and sisters in Christ to sharing God’s love and truth there in Philippines and wherever He takes them.
Prayer Group in the Philippines
These smiling faces, in addition to those in previous posts, say it all. Our next Ski Adventure is set for February 9-16, 2019. This will be our 40th year!