It was with great joy that we received words of greeting and this photo from FCAP’ers at the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. They truly are shining lights for the Lord Jesus among their co-workers there. Please remember to uplift them in prayer … as they are praying for all of us as well. Thank you, our FCAP family in Uganda, for sharing this photo with us.
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 hearts are always blessed to receive updates from FCAP groups meeting in countries from around the world. We recently received this photo from Uganda. It captures Job, a Christian brother sharing with co-workers during one of their recent lunch hour fellowships. As the Lord reminds you, please pray for these faithful ones as they gather on a regular basis for time in the Word and fellowship with one another.
Our “Engaging at the Workplace” Training was held in Atlanta on November 1 and was well received by all who attended. Represented were airline/aviation personnel from Seattle, Newark, and Atlanta. Anyone who has completed our Workplace Training 1, “On the Job…God’s Way”, is eligible to attend this second training. Watch our web site and Facebook page for details as dates and locations are set for 2019. If you wish to know more about our trainings or find out how you can bring these trainings to your area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hackers have become the greatest fear of governments and businesses around the world. Individuals, on the other hand, are not just afraid of hackers, but they are also afraid of identity theft. We often see commercials for companies that want to get paid to protect the identity of people. The world acts as if this is something new. Adam and Eve’s identities were stolen when the devil made them believe that wisdom was in food. The devil even tried to hack into God’s system by asking Jesus to worship him (Matthew 4:1-11). Jesus said the elect cannot be hacked, nor can his or her identity be stolen. “For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24). Jesus Christ guaranties that those who trust in Him are safe from spiritual hackers and identity thieves. Consider this: “Therefore, it is also contained in the Scripture, ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a Chief Cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame’ ” (1 Peter 2:6).
(This thought was written by Monix Mathieu, FCAP Leadership and Group Development.)
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“Our work becomes worship as we present ourselves as a living sacrifice to God in the details of our work everyday.”(PMC)
Our first ever FCAP International Leaders Conference is taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Swiss Alps. Travel for most of those attending was long and challenging, but everyone made it safely and are now experiencing a wonderful time of fellowship, worship and prayer together, workshops, training, and discussions. Together they are looking closely at our union in FCAP, our identity in FCAP, our connection in FCAP, and our organization. An abbreviated Workplace Training is being made available for those who have not had opportunity to attend in the past. There are special sessions on what it means to be a leader, the characteristics of a leader, how to lead through God’s Word, how to lead by peacemaking. And of course, there are those wonderful moments of fellowship and exploration of God’s beauty in the surrounding area.
Represented at this gathering are leaders from Germany, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Switzerland, Uganda, and the United States … all part of that beautiful mosaic referred to in a previous post. Prayers are greatly appreciated for the remainder of this conference and as these dear ones return home. We look forward to seeing what God is going to do through this time as we press forward into future ministry.
Our special thanks to the staff at Credo Conference Center for welcoming our people there and serving them so well.