Recently our FCAP Field Staff in Boise served breakfast to United Air Lines crew members and Skywest employees contracted by United. Around 30 workers were served by Boise Airport Chaplains Warren Milanowski and Doug Human, along with Doug’s wife, Roxanne. They tell us that there was a very enthusiastic response to this outreach. It is hoped that contacts made there will generate participation in FCAP Workplace Training they plan to do there in Boise in the Spring. Thank you, Warren, Doug and Roxanne, for your servant hearts!
Many years ago, an airline mechanic acted on his heart desire to share the love and message of Christ with his co-workers. This led to formation of several regular Bible study/prayer groups taking place in the simply surroundings of break rooms at work. What began with only a few meeting together has now turned into usually 15-20 coming together on a regular basis (pictured above). We thank the Lord for those who courageously act on their desire to see others come to Christ and live for Him. If you have such a desire for your own work area and need help in getting things going, please e-mail us or give us a call at (770) 461-9320. We would be delighted to talk with you and help. That is one major reason FCAP exists!
Sometimes as humans we may fall prey to the question, “Does prayer really matter?” The answer is clear … YES, IT DOES! We may not always be able to witness the answer to those prayers firsthand, but at other times God allows us that joy. Recently we had opportunity to pray for the young adult brother of a Delta flight attendant as a viral infection was attacking his organs. The prognosis was not favorable. In talking with a co-worker, one of our FCAPers learned about the situation and asked us to pray. We have been doing so now for several months.
Our FCAP friend did not personally know Christopher’s sister, but kept abreast of the situation through a mutual acquaintance. As our friend was leaving the Delta Block Party in Minneapolis on Saturday, she overheard someone talking with Edward Church at our FCAP booth there about how gravely ill her brother was. Our friend turned back and asked if she would happen to be Christopher’s sister, to which the lady replied, “Yes.” Our friend told this fellow flight attendant how both FCAP and her church had been praying for Christopher. With a smile on her face, the lady replied that he is now home and being cared for by their father. “Praise the Lord” was the response from both. The flight attendant went on to explain how her brother is basically emaciated and needs nourishment to gain strength. If you have not already heard about Christopher through our FCAP Prayer Network, we invite you to join us in prayer for him. Meeting Christopher’s sister at the Block Party was truly a divine appointment. Our friend is grateful for that … so are we.
If you would like to know more about our FCAP Prayer Network, click on “Prayer” at the top of the home page of this web site.
For a number of years now we have had the special blessing of hosting a booth at Delta Block Parties in ATL, MSP, and SLC. Last Saturday, June 3, representatives from FCAP once again enjoyed that time in Minneapolis. A big heartfelt thank you to all who came to help us set up and oversee the booth and prepare giveaway baskets. You were a blessing to many! Our prayer remains that our presence and outreach there will have an everlasting impact for God’s glory.
An added note: As people who have been involved with FCAP for many years will attest to, “Fellowship” is an important aspect of this ministry. On Friday night prior to the MSP Block Party, four members of our FCAP family enjoyed additional fellowship time over dinner (photo below). Others had wanted to join them but were not able to do so … and they were greatly missed.
The evening before the Workplace Training #2 held in Minneapolis, Paul Curtas and Monix Mathieu enjoyed fellowship over dinner with two flight attendants who have been a part of FCAP for many years, Debbie Regello and LeeAnn Nelson. In fact, both had just begun their careers with Delta when they were individually introduced to the Lord and to FCAP. We are grateful for those who invested their time in the lives of these women…leading them to Christ and to us! And we are grateful for Debbie and LeeAnn as they continue to invest in the lives of others.
How refreshing it is to read heart-warming stories that are shared about the airlines and their employees. Charlotte Smith (FA with Frontier) shares the following:
“This is an amazing story… I was working this flight and can’t say enough about how awesome Kirsten was to help this beautiful pregnant woman when she began having contractions on our flight. She had a toddler in her lap, her husband was deployed and she was to have a C-Section in a few weeks because she was unable to have the baby normally.
We were diverted to St. Louis where there would be no one that she knew to be with her and who would take care of her toddler while she was in the ER. Wow! Did I mention there was another serious medical incident going on at the same time during our flight?!? Thankfully, Kirsten asked Crew Scheduling when we landed if she could accompany this woman and care for the toddler while at the hospital. They granted her permission since there was a deadheading Flight Attendant that could take Kirsten’s place and continue to Cincinnati. I was so thankful for Kirsten’s heart to serve and Frontier’s willingness to place more value on this Mom, her toddler and unborn baby than the interruption of service and financial expense. In light of all the negative press regarding airlines, this is a most heartwarming story…I know it is true because I was there!” ( Published News Article)