FCAP General Director, Paul Curtas, shares the following about time spent with these dear people in Miami… “We had a wonderful time at the Rock Miami, on Friday and Saturday talking with it’s people about God in their work and workplace. Also, we introduced the newly translated and printed Spanish version of the book. What a wonderful group of people…they were very engaging. Also enjoyed reconnecting with friends, one being the pastor, Freddy Perez… we went to college together some years ago. Our prayer is that God would used the people to bring His influence on the workplace represented there.”
The Chicago Fellowship meeting held on April 3 at O’Hare International Airport proved to be a wonderful time with 6 Flight Attendants representing Eastern, United, American Airlines and Sky West (3 active and 3 retired). Our Office/Ministry Manager, Jenni Ashmore, flew up to help facilitate this meeting and was so blessed by her time there. The group prayed and chatted about FCAP and the long history of meetings held there in the past and how those present at this meeting could be used of God in the present in our mission field in the airlines and aviation industry. They have all agreed to stay in touch. Please join with FCAP staff and leadership in lifting them up in prayer, asking the Holy Spirit will work in and through them to revitalize the Chicagoland Fellowship.
We extend thanks to the ORD Chapel, Dr. Ken Botton, and Susan Schneider (Office Manager) for their hospitality. To God be the glory!
As mentioned above, Chicago extends way back in the history of FCAP. Individuals from Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis were instrumental in the formation of this ministry in the early 1970’s.
We are so very grateful for opportunity FCAP recently had to make our presence known in the general aviation community where lots of airline/aviation people roam about. Such was the case at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, VA over the weekend of October 23. In attendance at this Fall Festival were approximately 1,200 people. This was a much smaller group than expected, but heavy rain on Friday and into Saturday kept many who had planned to be there away. But as the weather cleared, the event went on, including the air show. Among those in attendance were many retired people as well as young people interested in the industry. Thank you, Luke Curtas (Paul’s brother), for giving us this opportunity. As owner of Shannon Airport, Luke desires to show his support of Christian ministry in the airline/aviation community by having our presence there. If you are ever in the Fredericksburg, VA area, please stop by to visit the airport and their aviation museum. We also want to thank Tim and Carol Files (Delta/ATL), Joel and LeeAnn Nelson (Delta/MSP), Jake and Joanna Joseph (Republic/ATL), Eugene and Christina Kraybill (Mesa/United Express/IAD), and Paul and Claudette Curtas for helping before and during the event.
Dick Kalman shares this from their recent time together, “There were five FCAP members that met at the Redwood, CA Harry’s Hofbrau Restaurant on October 13 for fellowship. Though the group was small in size, we enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on the many activities in our lives since our last meeting and to recall the blessings of past FCAP conventions. Prayer was given for the ‘great commission’ that signifies the Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel world-wide outreach in the airline industry. Prayer was also given in appreciation for the dedicated FCAP staff members, We shared how much we missed others of our local FCAP members who could not join us for various reasons but remained in our prayers. It was a special time of sharing.” Thank you, Dick and Tom, for orchestrating this event. A person new to the area and the airline workplace had planned to join them but was unable to do so.
Even in retirement, connections made with others over the years through the airline/aviation industry can continue to be a blessing and a ministry. These retirees have a wealth of experience, both vocationally and spiritually, to share with those still in the workplace, or perhaps just starting out. It is our prayer that those involved with FCAP in the past will continue to be a part of this ministry in the days to come. Ask God to show you how you can do that in your local area. We are available here at the FCAP Office to help … contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 26, FCAP General Director Paul Curtas had the privilege of spending time with the American Airlines CEBRG (Christian Employee Business Resource Group) in Raleigh-Durham, NC. He spoke to the group about ministry in the airline workplace, drawing from materials used in our FCAP Workplace Training. From all indication, Paul’s presentation was well received.
Our FCAP Field Staff and Boise Airport Chaplain, Warren Milanowski, writes the following as he shares the photo above: “I have attached a picture of my men’s prayer group, many of whom came to the chapel to pray yesterday (May 8) for airport ministry concerns. Two of the highlights were having the opportunity to pray for and lay hands on our Airport Director, Rebecca Hupp, and Police Lt. Ted Hanson…”
In addition to this, Doug and Roxanne Human were available to pray with many people int he chapel on the National Day of Prayer. Coffee and doughnuts were available for participants, and twelve employees participated. Doug co-labors with Warren as a Chaplain at the Boise Airport Chapel.