During September FCAP-LTP/LTTP in the Philippines is celebrating their 19th year of ministry among their airline/aviation co-workers. As a way of expressing their heartfelt gratitude to God for His faithfulness in sustaining them through the years, they decided their celebration would include mission work at Sitio Cacabay, Ternate Cavite, a small community of people living in extreme poverty conditions. They do not have potable drinking water and no electricity at all. Road access is via rough terrain and not passable to ordinary vehicles, especially during the rainy season. Income is limited. Getting an education is also a challenge for them, leading to a very high illiteracy rate.
It was the desire of this FCAP group to reach out to these people by sharing the Gospel and providing them with the basic need of potable drinking water. FCAP leadership there unanimously decided to donate one deep well hand pump. Give thanks for God’s provision for that! Katie Wells, a United Flight Attendant based in Chicago, went to be with the group for this outreach and celebration. As expression of their gratitude for Katie’s presence with them, they dedicated the well as “Katie’s Well.” The photos here provide a glimpse of their time together!
Faithful service brings glory and honor to the Lord Jesus. Such has truly been the case with our dear Teresita “Tess” Tacadena in the Philippines. She has served Him well through her work at the airlines, through her leadership in FCAP-Philippines over the 19 years of its existence, through the relationships she has built with others, and through prayer. This month Tess retired from her job at the Lufthansa Group in the Philippines (and formerly worked for Philippine Air Lines). An early joint retirement/birthday celebration was held for her by the FCAP family there. Her message in response was this, “Dear Brethren at FCAP-LTP/LTTP, thank you. I will be missing our fellowship. Please continue to serve the Lord Jesus in the workplace. PTL.” As Tess enters this new chapter in life, please uplift her in prayer. She is also facing serious health issues.
Thank you, dear Tess, for your faithful service to the Lord Jesus, to your airline co-workers there in the Philippines, and to all of us in FCAP worldwide. We have been refreshed and blessed greatly through you. Our prayer for you claims this promise:
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.
Leadership of FCAP-LTP/LTTP in the Philippines shares this encouraging news with us: “A blessed day! Let’s thank God because every January in the Philippines is “A National Bible Month.” January 21-27 is the National Bible Week, January 27 is the National Bible Sunday, and on January 28 is the National Bible Day. The latter is declared special working holiday.”
Every Thursday, FCAP-LTP/LTTP hosts a Fellowship and Bible Study every Thursday in the MM Conference Room from 12:05 pm-12:55 pm and welcome anyone able to attend. They also appreciate our prayers for this time together and outreach among their co-workers there in the Philippines.
We are grateful to have recently received this photo from one of several FCAP groups meeting regularly in the Philippines. Their faithfulness there to one another and to their co-workers is a blessing to many.