The Chicago Fellowship meeting held on April 3 at O’Hare International Airport proved to be a wonderful time with 6 Flight Attendants representing Eastern, United, American Airlines and Sky West (3 active and 3 retired). Our Office/Ministry Manager, Jenni Ashmore, flew up to help facilitate this meeting and was so blessed by her time there. The group prayed and chatted about FCAP and the long history of meetings held there in the past and how those present at this meeting could be used of God in the present in our mission field in the airlines and aviation industry. They have all agreed to stay in touch. Please join with FCAP staff and leadership in lifting them up in prayer, asking the Holy Spirit will work in and through them to revitalize the Chicagoland Fellowship.
We extend thanks to the ORD Chapel, Dr. Ken Botton, and Susan Schneider (Office Manager) for their hospitality. To God be the glory!
As mentioned above, Chicago extends way back in the history of FCAP. Individuals from Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis were instrumental in the formation of this ministry in the early 1970’s.
This is a special invitation for airline/aviation personnel based in Chicago … or simply passing through. Please make plans to come join in this time of connection with other believers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FCAP International Office at 770.461.9320. We look forward to seeing you there.
This recent report and accompanying photos were shared by FCAP leadership there: “We at FCAP-LTP/LTTP are happy to report to you the success of our mission trip in San Juan Batangas as part of our 18th year founding anniversary. We assembled early morning (0600) on Saturday, September 22 in front of the LTP main gate and departed around 0700 with … a total of 18 missionaries and a lot of gifts and foods for the brethren of Glad Tidings and Kakawan churches…. The long haul trip to Batangas was never a boring one for we enjoyed our bonding moments together….” After checking into their accommodations and brief rest, they proceeded to the chapel and had a worship service attended by pastors of the above mentioned churches. Zacky Flores, who came all the way from Sydney, Australia, was their guest speaker that evening and delivered a message related to their anniversary theme, “Better Together-Connect with One Another, Grow Together, Serve One Another.”
At 0400 the next morning they were up preparing for the worship service at Glad Tidings Church. There they were warmly greeted by the brethren with all smiles on their faces. After a time of praise and worship, Pastor Jake Aquino delivered a message. The FCAP Praise and Worship team rendered a special song entitled “Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag Ibig” They write, “It was filled to overflowing with some people standing outside the church building but intently listening and participating. During the alter call almost all of them came forward to be prayed for by the Lufthansa brethren, including the pastors and church workers. It was like a revival service that morning where everybody felt the warm presence of the Holy Spirit. To God be the glory!” Gifts and treats were provided for the children. The two pastors and their respective churches received financial love gifts from FCAP-LTP/LTTP and from a church.
In closing, they write, “We left the place and headed back to Manila … blessed and with gladness in our hearts. To all the brethren who in one way or the other prayerfully, financially, materially, and physically supported our mission anniversary trip, thank you so very much. Without your unselfish support, this would have not been possible.”
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY! AMEN!
Dick Kalman shares this from their recent time together, “There were five FCAP members that met at the Redwood, CA Harry’s Hofbrau Restaurant on October 13 for fellowship. Though the group was small in size, we enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on the many activities in our lives since our last meeting and to recall the blessings of past FCAP conventions. Prayer was given for the ‘great commission’ that signifies the Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel world-wide outreach in the airline industry. Prayer was also given in appreciation for the dedicated FCAP staff members, We shared how much we missed others of our local FCAP members who could not join us for various reasons but remained in our prayers. It was a special time of sharing.” Thank you, Dick and Tom, for orchestrating this event. A person new to the area and the airline workplace had planned to join them but was unable to do so.
Even in retirement, connections made with others over the years through the airline/aviation industry can continue to be a blessing and a ministry. These retirees have a wealth of experience, both vocationally and spiritually, to share with those still in the workplace, or perhaps just starting out. It is our prayer that those involved with FCAP in the past will continue to be a part of this ministry in the days to come. Ask God to show you how you can do that in your local area. We are available here at the FCAP Office to help … contact email@example.com.
Every day, challenging things happen to each of us, wherever in the world we are. The extra flight attendant is a no-show, so now we are delayed waiting for a reserve to be called out. The emails are down, so now we cannot communicate in a timely fashion. A loved one is ill, and our thoughts are with this dear one.
Every time, there is opportunity to pray to God for His resolution to be accomplished through each of us. Here we see the partial crew going out to breakfast together and one of them says grace before the meal…here is a good time to make phone calls and say, “God bless you” at the end of the call…here is a time to praise God that He will provide devoted doctors to help heal our ill friend or co-worker.
Every chance we have to bring our cares to the Lord and leave them with Him to will and to act will honor Him and point others to Jesus as Lord of our lives. From a human perspective, these are real problems, yet for Christians, we see an opening to be His light in the darkness. Join us, looking to Him, in every moment. (JMA) Consider: “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).
This thought is written by Jenni Ashmore, FCAP Office and Ministry Manager.
Our FCAP Field Staff and Boise Airport Chaplain, Warren Milanowski, writes the following as he shares the photo above: “I have attached a picture of my men’s prayer group, many of whom came to the chapel to pray yesterday (May 8) for airport ministry concerns. Two of the highlights were having the opportunity to pray for and lay hands on our Airport Director, Rebecca Hupp, and Police Lt. Ted Hanson…”
In addition to this, Doug and Roxanne Human were available to pray with many people int he chapel on the National Day of Prayer. Coffee and doughnuts were available for participants, and twelve employees participated. Doug co-labors with Warren as a Chaplain at the Boise Airport Chapel.