Diego Morales represents FCAP in Latin America. This past weekend Diego had opportunity to conduct a Christian service for some 80 troops of the Colombian Air Force. The meeting was held in the dining hall because there are no Christian chapels on their military bases. Diego spoke on the Christian soldier’s attitude during their military service, which normally takes between 12 and 18 months. Some of the material presented came from our FCAP training seminar materials. At the conclusion of the sermon, some 30 soldiers gave their lives to Christ. God is using His people in the airlines, like Diego, in wonderful ways for His glory! (Pictured here with Diego are Major Jaime Aristizabal and his wife, Evelyn, who lead this ministry in Colombia.)
It is our privilege to be recognized as a club with Delta Air Lines and to be represented once again at the annual Delta Blvd BASH held in ATL on Saturday, October 19. Thank you, Tim Files and Edward Church, for braving the wet and windy weather to set up and man our booth for the day. Even though weather led to a much smaller attendance at the event than normal, it still proved to be (in the words of Tim and Edward) a “good day” with “divine appointments.”
In mid October, Paul Curtas (FCAP General Director) had opportunity to conduct a workshop for educators at the FACCS Conference (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools). He addressed the topic of a biblical view of work. Amy DuBois, a professor at Columbia International University, was also a workshop presenter there. In her workshop, she presented a biblical worldview of wealth and money management. Amy has been a special blessing to us in FCAP over the past few years as she helped open the doors for Paul to go into the CIU Business School and share our Workplace Seminars with their students; she has been a tremendous encouragement and help with us in other things as well. (Pictured above are Paul and Amy at the FACCS Conference venue in Orlando.)
As an airline employee, you have been equipped to perform your job for your company. However, as a Christian, there is an added dimension you cannot afford to overlook. Your faith in the Lord should be integrated into the details of the job you have been trained to do. If not, then the job is not much more than a routine, and your faith becomes foreign to your work. But God has designed our faith in Him to operate at work, so that it brings significance to the routine of work, value to the little things we say and do, and a deep realization that something much bigger is being accomplished in it all. Does your job description have this added dimension to it? (PMC)
Consider: “For the Word of God has sounded forth from you…but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything” (1Thessalonians 1:8).
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
The Gospel is the most powerful message on earth and in heaven. But for a Christian to think that the only way they can share it at their workplace is by simply verbalizing it, they are falling short of God’s complete intent of presenting His Gospel message through His people. How? The power of this message should be illustrated through our way of living and thus demonstrated to people around us. If we know God’s love through the Gospel, we should show His love to those around us. If we understand God’s forgiveness because of the Gospel, we should forgive those who are far from it. When we have an opportunity to voice and explain its content to those ready to hear it, we must speak it. Consider: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). Is your life an exhibition of the message you believe? (PMC)
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
FCAP-Minneapolis & Iron Range
invites you to join us for our upcoming fellowship meeting on
Tuesday, November 5
at 9:45 am CT
via Zoom video & phone conference.
What exactly is our FCAP Fellowship Meeting?
It is a time set aside for Christians within the airlines and aviation industry to come together informally to share praise, thanksgiving and petition. It’s YOUR time to join in prayer with others from the MSP area for: personal concerns, needs expressed by your co-workers, your respective employers, and for outreach within your local area.
How do you access the Fellowship Meeting via Zoom?
We are now using Zoom for our monthly Video/Phone Fellowship Meeting. You can access in one of three ways:
- Video/audio over internet using personal computer — https://zoom.us/j/7704619320
(They will ask permission to give Zoom access for your video monitor. You will also be asked for the Meeting ID listed below. You do not have to sign up for Zoom; simply “Join Meeting.”)
- Download the Zoom App on your phone.
(You will be asked for the Meeting ID listed below. You do not have to sign up for Zoom; simply “Join Meeting.”)
- Audio only by phone dial in +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 7704619320 is necessary for all three access means.
How long will the Fellowship Meeting last?
At 9:45 am we’ll begin by introducing ourselves. Our time together is scheduled for one hour. However, to accommodate those who may not have that long, we plan to pray for 30 minutes but will remain on the line for an additional 30 minutes for more sharing, discussion, and prayer.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join together with others in FCAP!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel | 136 Providence Road | Fayetteville GA 30215 USA | www.fcap.org
Our October issue of IN THE JETSTREAM , entitled “Burnout: How To Be An Overcomer,” is now available. It was written by Delta Flight Attendant and FCAP Board Member, LeeAnn Hurrle-Nelson.
Over the past 48 years of FCAP’s existence, God has provided for us godly leadership on our Board of Directors. A collective total of 31 individuals have served in that capacity. Each has brought to the table their own unique gifts and abilities. Even more importantly, they have brought open hearts before the Lord seeking His desires for the ministry of FCAP throughout the world. We thank the Lord for each and every one who have served.
On September 29-30 the current Board of Directors met at the site of our FCAP International Office for their annual “in person” meeting. (Several other meetings are scheduled throughout the year via Zoom.) Once again their time together was a blessing as together they prayed seeking God’s guidance and discussed at great length direction for the future of this international ministry. Pictured above are current Board members (l-r: Jerry Litwiller-President, Paul Curtas, LeeAnn Hurrle-Nelson, Eugene Kraybill-Vice President, Tim Files-Secretary/Treasurer, and Stephen Watts (not pictured is Scott Bowman who was present earlier for the meeting).
invites you to join us for our next meeting on
Saturday, October 26,
at the home of Brad and Mindy Minnard,
3537 S. Cathay Street
Aurora, CO 80013.
We will be continuing our Bible survey via dvd by Chuck Missler followed by dinner and discussion.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Our “Engaging at the Workplace” Seminar was held in Atlanta on October 2, and it proved to be a most encouraging time. One attendee traveled from the West Coast to be a part of this time. Interaction throughout the day was a fresh reminder that God has a special plan and purpose for each of us in reaching others with the Good News, love, and encouragement of Jesus Christ.
If you have attended our “On the Job…God’s Way” Seminar, we encourage you to take the next step and sign up for “Engaging at the Workplace.” As future dates become available, the information will be posted on the home page of this web site.