God at Work in the Philippines

God at Work in the Philippines

What a blessing it was to receive these photos from our FCAP family in the Philippines … a wonderful reminder that God continues to work in and through the lives of His people throughout the world.  This month FCAP-Philippines is celebrating their 19th anniversary.    Katie Wells, a United Air Lines flight attendant based in Chicago, traveled to the Philippines to join them for this time.  As a major part of their celebration, the group chose to minister to the spiritual and basic needs of people at Sitio Cacabay, Ternate Cavite, an area in need of potable drinking water, electricity, education, and much more.

This second photo is of the newly established Tuesday Bible study held in the training facility.  It is led by one of their technical instructors, Estrell Angeles.

 

 

The Solid Rock of Christ

“On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
One can without a doubt remember the airline flare of the 70’s through the early 90’s. if a person was a major airline employee, he or she felt that they had a stabilized future because the industry was booming. Then we began witnessing dissolution of some airlines. Among these were Piedmont, Pan American, TWA, Tower Air, America West, Eastern, Braniff, etc.  Even today, many cannot find solid ground in the airlines on which to stand. MM  Consider:  “Here is the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his [b]wickedness” (Psalms 52:7)“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).
This thought was written by Monix Mathieu, FCAP Leadership and Group Development..

Seeing God’s Glory

Not sure where this came from, but I pass it on to you. Notice … God’s glory can be found in the workplace!

“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me YOUR glory.’  And the Lord said, ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence….’ ”  (Exodus 33:18-19 NIV)

Moses was talking to GOD and said, “GOD, show me YOUR glory.” GOD responded by saying, in effect, “Okay, Moses. I’ll show it to you, but you can’t see MY face. The way you’ll know that I’ve been here is that you will see MY goodness.” Whenever something good happens, large or small, GOD is saying, “That’s a sign of MY presence.” If you’re seeing goodness in your life, you’re seeing GOD. You’re seeing a sign of HIS presence. I’m convinced that we see GOD at work all day long, but many times we don’t recognize it.   Today, be on the lookout for GOD’s goodness. Thank HIM and praise HIM for the little things as well as the big things. As you acknowledge HIS goodness, you’ll see HIM more clearly and know HIS love in ways you never have before. (Author Unknown)

This thought was shared with us by Bob Wilkerson, retired Delta Captain and former FCAP Board member.

 

 

Our Support System

Do you at times feel alone in your work culture? God designed the body of Christ to provide us with a support system. This is a living connection with other Christian brothers and sisters, one that is necessary for our growth and support (1 Corinthians 12:18-25). We experience this connection at our local church meetings, but this should continue even after we leave church. This connection is more than a meeting … it is living identity we can share with all who profess Christ. Over the years we have seen how people find strength and encouragement in their workplace because they have intentionally connected with one or a few Christians for prayer and mutual support. Interestingly, we have also noted that together they have more of a visible influence and witness to the people around them. Do you know other Christians in your work culture?  If you haven’t already, begin to experience God’s way of providing support, wisdom and strength at the workplace. (PMC)  Consider: “But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head. From Him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:15-16 NET)

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.