The first Christmas was a season of hope for those who witnessed our Savior’s birth. Out of all the ways God could have sent out His birth announcement, He did it in a way that only the God of the universe could do it. He surrounded a group of shepherds with an angelic choir. God did not announce it to the leaders of the world but to a group of men who were just above lepers in regard to social standing. This was intentional. God has chosen the lowly to reveal the good news of the Gospel. What hope this brings to them and to us!
Last month I was filled with much hope during our annual FCAP Board Meeting. It was also a difficult meeting since it was the first Board Meeting without the physical presence of our dear brother, Captain Joe Ivey. However, hope prevails because we stand on the promise of God that Joe is with Jesus in Heaven. Hope prevails because Joe has left a legacy behind of Christians who are excited to share the Gospel in the airline and aviation workplace. Hope prevails as we listen to stories of new FCAP groups forming and former FCAP groups beginning to meet again.
Your financial donations and prayers are the backbone of this ministry and help make all of this hope possible. We know you have many worthy ministries you could support, so thank you for choosing FCAP. Because of your support, we can see God giving wisdom and strength to airline employees around the world. They can become like the angelic choir during the first Christmas. Others see their hope and it gives them an opportunity to tell them the reason for their hope is Jesus.
May the hope of this season be a blessing to you, your loved ones, and co-workers.
On Behalf of the FCAP Board of Directors and Staff
Participants of 2018 FCAP International Leaders Conference
Our FCAP family in the Philippines asks us to pray they will be effective prayer ministers in their workplace. They currently have a weekly Bible Study and Fellowship that meets every Thursday (see photo below). In addition, they have a Prayer Meeting that has been meeting on Wednesday. It will continue, but the day will be changed beginning in March to every Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., They will have three separate venues and coordinators as follows:
- LTP MA Conference Room with Marlene Mallari as coordinator, assisted by Marissa Dominguez
- LTP QM Multi-purpose Room with Tess Tacadena as coordinator (praying for assistant)
- LTTP Break Room with Jomel Guy as coordinator, assisted by Cythia Pagaragan and Estrel Angeles
We thank the Lord for the commitment of these brothers and sisters in Christ to sharing God’s love and truth there in Philippines and wherever He takes them.
Prayer Group in the Philippines
Participants at our 2018 FCAP Ski Adventure were blessed once again by a special music concert presented by the Purple Hulls (Katy Lou Clark and Penny Lea Clark). Click here to enjoy this video!
A reunion luncheon is being considered for those who in past years were part of the SFO Bay Area FCAP Fellowship. We have some contact information on file, but some of you may no longer be on our mailing list here at the FCAP International Office or need to have that information updated. Please contact the FCAP Office with your updated information. We will forward that information on to Dick Kalman in the SFO Bay Area so he can send you information regarding this reunion luncheon.
After 37+ years, it became evident that our bathrooms at the FCAP Office needed repair and a facelift. Thanks to the husband of a retired Delta flight attendant and the time (over 50 hours), skill, and hard work he has donated (along with the assistance of his wife), we have seen that come to fruition. One bathroom is complete (apart from a few finishing touches), and the second bathroom is well on its way to completion (lacking only a little more painting, refurbishing of the counter top and cabinets, and a few other finishing touches). Hope you appreciate the before and after photos below as much as we do! Please join us in thanking the Lord for His provision in this…and pray for God’s blessings upon the man and his wife that made it possible through their labors of love.
“…I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
The message we bring to the people of the airlines throughout the world is truly the most important message of all time. With that message comes joy, peace, and hope, not for some but for all the people. Therein lies the purpose of FCAP. Thank you for being a part of this ministry and for giving the gift that keeps on giving throughout every day of every year.
We pray that in this season when we celebrate the birth of Jesus you will experience his joy, peace, and hope in special ways. The entire staff of FCAP International wants you to know how much we appreciate you, and we wish for you a VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS!
(Edward, Paul, Claudette, Emma, Cathy, Monix)