On June 4-7, a conference was held for the International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA). It was hosted by Missionary Flights International (MFI) in Fort Pierce, FL. FCAP’s Office and Ministry Manager, Jenni Ashmore, had the privilege of representing FCAP at this conference. Not only did she have opportunity to share with the group about the influence FCAP had in her own life over the course of her aviation career, but she also related how FCAP is reaching out to the next generation of pilots, mechanics and other airline/aviation personnel to glorify God. Hearing reports from other mission organizations provided great insight into the vast mission field that exists in aviation as well as the needs and challenges faced in reaching out in response.
Jenni reports that a highlight of the conference was the banquet where guest speaker, Nard Pugyao, a Filipino, told his story from salvation to missionary thanks to Bibles translated into his dialect. What a small world it is … our FCAP General Director, Paul Curtas, and Nard have known each other for many years. In fact, Paul officiated in Nard and Sandy’s wedding.
This is all a fresh reminder of how God connects His people throughout the world for His purposes and for His glory!
We have embarked on an exciting opportunity through a booth at the G3 Conference in ATL on January 17-19. Thousands attend this conference from all over globe (on Thursday alone there were reportedly about 4500 present) , and its purpose is to help churches and other organizations know how to better understand God’s mission field in today’s culture. Please pray for our team as they oversee our FCAP booth there and connect with representatives from churches and other mission organizations. One of our passions is to help the local church understand how they can effectively equip their people for ministry within their respective work places. Here are a few interesting facts to consider:
- By the time a person retires from their job, he/she will have spent approximately 90,000 hours in the workplace.
- At the same time, if they attended church regularly, they will have spent approximately 5,000 hours in church. This means for every hour spent at church, they spent 18 hours at the workplace.
FCAP stands ready to help make training available in churches, businesses and schools.
Contact Us for more information.
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!
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!