FCAP Represented at IAMA Conference

FCAP Represented at IAMA Conference

On June 4-7, a conference was held for the International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA).  It was hosted by Missionary Flights International (MFI) in Fort Pierce, FL.  FCAP’s Office and Ministry Manager, Jenni Ashmore, had the privilege of representing FCAP at this conference.  Not only did she have opportunity to share with the group about the influence FCAP had in her own life over the course of her aviation career, but she also related how FCAP is reaching out to the next generation of pilots, mechanics and other airline/aviation personnel to glorify God.  Hearing reports from other mission organizations provided great insight into the vast mission field that exists in aviation as well as the needs and challenges faced in reaching out in response.

 

Jenni reports that a highlight of the conference was the banquet where guest speaker, Nard Pugyao, a Filipino, told his story from salvation to missionary thanks to Bibles translated into his dialectWhat a small world it is … our FCAP General Director, Paul Curtas, and Nard have known each other for many years.  In fact, Paul officiated in Nard and Sandy’s wedding.

This is all a fresh reminder of how God connects His people throughout the world for His purposes and for His glory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing God’s Mission Field

Those who attend our Workplace Training are asked at the outset to define God’s purpose in their work. In one session, a young man shared how he thought God’s purpose in giving him the airline job was in order to finance his missionary training, so that he could soon become a missionary. The effort it takes to prepare people to become missionaries on a foreign field amounts to thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. Interestingly, at the end of the training that day, this young man prayed: “Lord, forgive me for not recognizing the opportunity I have to show and share your love and truth with my colleagues at work, as they are just as lost and needy as the people on the foreign mission field. Please help me to be salt and light where you have placed me right now.” So, do you recognize the mission field at work and how are you preparing yourself for it? (PMC)   Consider: “Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields(around you) are white for harvest”  (John 4:36).

Learn more about our FCAP Workplace Training.  We invite you to join us!

 This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

New Prayer Room Coming Soon!

New Prayer Room Coming Soon!

A number of years ago now,  several employees at the international airport serving Grand Cayman began praying for the addition of an Airport Prayer Room there.  That vision is now becoming reality.  Our contact in Grand Cayman, Marlene Moore-Ebanks, shares the following:  “I am so grateful God is awesome and faithful and has kept me and I am still here and living to see this day.  A great day in our history.  The room is not yet finished as a lot of construction is going on upstairs.  However, this sign is now up.  Praise the Lord!”

If you are traveling in and out of Grand Cayman, please watch for more information about the completion and availability of this chapel.  For updates, you also can email Marlene.  We know they would appreciate your prayers as the room is completed and put into use for God’s glory.

 

Our Power Source in the Workplace

Under what power or authority do you enter the workplace? There are actually two. One is the power or authority your company, owner, or boss gives you to perform the particular job they hire you to do. With that job comes the authority to make certain decisions; and, depending on your position, you may be given authority to give other people the power to make decisions there. Also, there are company goals and policy that define the authority by which you have the power to act and conduct yourself while at work. Secondly, as a Christian, you enter the workplace with the power God has provided for you. This should complement and enhance your work and is characterized by how you conduct yourself while on the job. There is no company policy that gives you the power to act in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, truthfulness, gentleness, and with self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Your company policy, nor any law for that matter, can produce and regulate this. It is not natural to our human make up… rather it is a God thing. His salvation provides the presence of the Holy Spirit in us, which in turn produces this fruit through our lives. We don’t simply act this out at church … this power is to affect us in all of life, including our workplace. What do you see the power of God producing through your life? (PMC)   Consider: “For God, Who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

The Prayer Connection

The church is a unique connection of people throughout the world. Christians don’t go to church in order to become the church. They are the church because the work of Christ has connected them together, which allows them to meet as the church. For the church to be visible in the workplace it requires Christians to identify with one another in unique ways there. One way this can happen is when God’s people connect together to pray for the people and situations around them at work. Would you like to see the church alive in your workplace? Then look for a few other Christians around you and invite them to take a few minutes during your break time to pray for God’s presence to be evident through you there. (PMC)   Consider this: “I appeal to you…to strive together with me in your prayers to God” (Romans 15:30).

Read more about how you can connect with others in prayer within the airline/aviation workplace …  FCAP Prayer Network.

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

The Rock Church in Miami

The Rock Church in Miami

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needing Refreshment and Renewal?

“We are weary, but pursuing.” (Judges 8:4)

Gideon’s militia was pursuing the remnant of the great Midianite army and, as God had promised the victory, was on the verge of the complete annihilation of those who had harshly oppressed them. As Gideon passed through the different regions in pursuit of what was left of the Midian kings, he had requested bread for his army but was rejected. However, the LORD would provide all that Gideon needed to gain the victory over His adversaries.

As we continue on in ministry, there are many foes that come against us. I think it is okay to be honest about our weaknesses, for I hear of the many testimonies of those who are pressing the battle until the end, and they do grow weary. However, a lack of strength is never an excuse to drop out of the conflict. The amazing part is this … that in our weakness God promises two things: He will renew our strength (Isaiah 40:31), and He will perfect His power (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Let me ask you this … Are you fainting from the heat of the battle? The battle is His, so look to Him to be renewed. Is your spirit exhausted from the fight? Sit down in the green pasture, drink from the still water. Praise Him for His daily sustenance and be refreshed today, for you must renew the fight!  (TCF)

This thought was written by Tim Files, Secretary/Treasurer of our FCAP Board of Directors.

Workplace Training in Tampa

Workplace Training in Tampa

On May 15 Paul Curtas, FCAP General Director, had the privilege of facilitating our “On the Job…God’s Way” training in the Tampa area.  Paul reports that the time was a blessing and the training seemed to be well received.  A special thank you to Delta Flight Attendant Casey Conner for opening her home to the group.  Pray God will use these three ladies in a mighty way for His glory in the lives of their airline co-workers.