Remembering 9/11 … Remembering our Calling

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8: 38-39

In memory of our fellow crew members who perished on September 11, 2001.  In honor of the first responders and others who also lost their lives that fateful day.  May we, who know Christ, continue to make Him known to all as we walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, enjoying His presence and possessing His power to be “salt and light” on the job God has given us in the airlines/aviation industry.

 

Our Rights

In casual conversations within the workplace, it is not uncommon to hear these words, “I have rights.” For Christians, all of our rights (political, social, civil, material) have been relinquished to our Lord Jesus Christ because He knows how best to fight for them. The only right we should keep is “the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).  This is referred to as being a “bond servant.”  So when Christ sends us to work for the companies that we work for, He is not sending us there to bring a paycheck to share with Him. But rather, He sends us to bring an influence to the workplace environment and glory to His name. (MM)  Consider that Christ Himself has done the same thing:  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:5-8)

This thought was written by Monix Mathieu, FCAP Leadership and Group Development.

 

Connecting in Perth

Connecting in Perth

Fellowship in FCAP truly knows no boundaries.  It is a blessing … wherever God takes us!  Such was the case for Eddie Wu (Cathay Pacific/HKG) when he had opportunity to visit with Chris and Julia McDonald (Qantas) at their home in Perth, Australia.  You will notice in the photo  that they are holding copies of When God Shows Up at Work,” the book authored by FCAP General Director, Paul Curtas.  Eddie was happy to obtain additional copies to share with others.

Evangelistic Outreach in Singapore

Evangelistic Outreach in Singapore

On August 25, FCAP Singapore hosted an evangelistic luncheon.  They have written in response, “Thank you everyone for your prayers.  It was a good meeting.  Quite a number came forward to be ministered to.  Praise be to our Lord Jesus!”  We trust that hearing about this and viewing the photos will be a blessing and encouragement to you, just as it has been for us here at the FCAP Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCAP Reaching Out in the Community

FCAP Reaching Out in the Community

On August 29, the FCAP Staff spent a brief time away from our normal routine volunteering at the Midwest Food Bank located in Peachtree City, GA .  We did this in response to ideas presented in conversations with local airline people as well as leaders at our FCAP Leaders Conference in May.  There are a number of  non-profit ministries located throughout the U.S. and abroad who rely on volunteers to help make food, clothing, and basic needs available to those in need within their communities,  and there could well be some airline-related families benefiting from such outreach.  It is a wonderful project where FCAPers in local areas can have fellowship with one another while serving others.  Perhaps it could be a group that meets together regularly in their workplace; they may even invite others in their respective work areas to join them, introducing them to FCAP at the same time.   It may be a group of airline retirees who have a heart for such outreach and for spending time together.    It could be that several airline-related families could do this together, children included.  Or maybe airline people in the ATL area would like to come join the FCAP Office Staff in serving on a periodic basis.  We do want to make a difference through the FCAP ministry, both spiritually and in helping to meet the physical needs of others. The bonus is that we are blessed and encouraged by fellowship together as we do so.

There Is No Partiality With Him…

Many have tried to climb the corporate ladder and seek promotions as much as they can.  Some have succeeded and enjoy the gratification and privileges that may come with their position.  The Bible has nothing to say against anyone who seeks a promotion or higher position.  It does say, “For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south.  But God is the Judge:  He puts down one, and exalts another (Psalm 75:6,7).  The funny thing is that God, not being a respecter of persons, holds everybody accountable to the same standard … He has the same expectation of us whether we are the boss or not. (MM)  Consider: “And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him” (Ephesians 6:9).

This thought was written by Monix Mathieu, FCAP Leadership and Group Development.

Captain Joseph O. Ivey (1932- 2018)

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

Joseph O. Ivey, FCAP Founder and Retired Delta Captain, is now in the presence of the Savior he knew, worshipped, and served for most of his life.   On the night of July 30, 2018 he made the transition to his eternal home. The second he did so, we have no doubt that he was welcomed into the realms of heaven with these words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).

OBITUARY  

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

In Hebrews 12:1-2 the Apostle Paul writes, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Paul also writes in 1 Timothy 6:11-12, “…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called….”

Both in Scripture and in our lives today, we have examples of men and woman who have lived by these truths.  Many have finished the race and entered the gates of heaven hearing the words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).   Here is a question today for us all to ponder…Are we following that example in our daily lives, in our workplace and wherever God places us?

This thought was written by the FCAP staff in loving memory of Joseph O. Ivey, Founder of the FCAP Ministry.  Joe entered his eternal rest on July 30, 2018.  He faithfully lived a life characterized by the verses above and has been a consistent example throughout the airlines of the world and to all who knew him.

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