On Thursday, April 6, Paul and Claudette Curtas, accompanied by Jack Bowen (United Airlines Captain), had the privilege of speaking to 40 juniors and seniors at Grace Christian School in Brandon, FL (near Tampa). Paul and Jack spoke about God’s view of work and the future of these students within the workplace. They also spoke to a class of 31 7th graders who have adopted Paul and Claudette (and FCAP) as their missionaries. Over $100 was raised by these students this school year to give to the mission. Paul, Claudette, and Jack were all three touched by their faithful prayers and generosity. So are all of us in FCAP!
Recently, Paul and Claudette Curtas had the special opportunity of returning to Columbia, SC where Paul had been invited to speak at the SC Christian Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The evening before, they were also able to enjoy dinner with the faculty and staff of the Business department of Columbia International University. What a great group of people! They went to a fabulous restaurant in Lexington, SC called “Flight Deck.” It was full of aviation history hanging on the walls…neat place and great food. Both Paul and Claudette expressed how blessed they were to be a part of this time.
On December 7, our newest staff member, Monix Mathieu, had the blessing of speaking at the Miami International Airport Chapel service. Fifteen people were in attendance. In addition to airport and airline personnel, there was a young man who was googling churches and for some reason googled MIA Airport and discovered their meeting … he now takes the bus to attend on Wednesdays. Also among the group were some passengers who were passing by and stayed for the message. Ana Duarte wrote, “Monix was very winsome and his message was a call to action, certainly a wake up call…. We had a great time of ministry. There was a sense of something ‘new’ happening.”
FCAP is investing in the Next Generation by helping them understand God’s view of work. Paul Curtas, General Director, has had the wonderful opportunity to teach our training to business students at CIU, Columbia International University. Paul’s book, When God Shows Up at Work, is becoming mandatory reading for all first-year business students.
On April 4, Paul Curtas and Monix Mathieu had the privilege of addressing a group of juniors and seniors at Grace Christian School in Florida. They presented material from Paul’s book, When God Shows Up at Work, to a Life Management Class there. It is our prayer that as a result of this time the students will have a greater vision as to how they can be a witness for the Lord Jesus in the workplace, no matter what profession they choose.