“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
Joseph O. Ivey, FCAP Founder and Retired Delta Captain, is now in the presence of the Savior he knew, worshipped, and served for most of his life. On the night of July 30, 2018 he made the transition to his eternal home. The second he did so, we have no doubt that he was welcomed into the realms of heaven with these words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).
On April 16 Paul Curtas (FCAP General Director) and Jake Joseph (Pilot with Republic Airlines) had the
joy of speaking with around 60 students at Grace Christian School in the Tampa area. They talked with the students about living for Christ in their future workplaces. The time was well-received by the students.
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.”
One never knows what a day will bring forth … and that just may include special blessings like connecting with a brother or sister in Christ as you go about your day in the workplace. Such was the case when Tim Files (Delta Tech Ops) and Dale Grimes (Delta Flight Attendant) unexpectedly ran into each other at the Atlanta Airport. And anyone who knows these two can tell you that their brief time of fellowship there was most entertaining! This is one of the benefits of connecting with FCAP and getting to know other believers within the airline workplace. The joy of the Lord is evident in unexpected meetings like this one … no matter where you are in the world.
Every year, generally in the Fall, our FCAP Board of Directors come together for a time prayer and discussion as they seek God’s heart, provision, and direction for this airline ministry. This year they met on November 6-7 here in Fayetteville, Georgia. The Board and staff, along with spouses, enjoyed a special time of fellowship, sharing, and prayer over dinner together on Monday evening. The official meeting took place from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday. God’s presence was evident as a very full agenda was addressed.
“Membership” in FCAP has been under prayerful discussion and consideration for some time now. At this meeting the Board approved a launch of membership in 2018, and those present became “pioneers” as they were first to sign the official membership document, which includes our “Commitment to Unity” statement. (Pictured l-r above: Joe Ivey, Stephen Watts, LeeAnn Hurrle-Nelson, Jerry Litwiller, Tim Files and Eugene Kraybill. Stephen and LeeAnn were guests at the meeting as prospective Board members.) You will be hearing more from us about “Membership” as we begin the new year. Announcements about other exciting additions and changes in FCAP will be forthcoming as well. Looking forward to seeing what God will do for His glory in the coming days and years.