Raja Konatham, an FCAP leader in Hyderabad, had the joy of meeting with a Christian brother who works in technical support for Indigo Airlines ramp services at Vijayawada Airport, 300 kms from Hyderabad. Response was very positive as Raja explained to Mr. Dhanraj about FCAP and shared at a small Bible study group. We thank the Lord for how He orchestrates such connections!
On June 1, Paul Curtas had the privilege of presenting our FCAP Workplace Training to a group of business men and women in Zurich. It was very well received with over 20 in attendance.
One of the participants (pictured here with Paul) is Casey, who works for Singapore Airlines in Zurich. Although she now lives and works in Europe, she is familiar with our FCAP group in Singapore. And after this training in Zurich, she knows even more about our worldwide ministry among airline personnel.
Over many years now Dr. Bill and Susalee Sasser have traveled into Third World countries taking dental/medical help and the Gospel to those in need. Bill is a retired dentist and Susalee is a retired Delta flight attendant. Both have been a part of our FCAP family for many years. It has been our joy and privilege to pray for them as they embark on these journeys.
Recently their outreach took them to Tanzania, where they ministered along side aBridge2Aid team of 7 dentists and 4 oral health workers from the UK. They share the following, “It was a good experience although challenging for Bill to learn the British system and use completely different dental instruments. He picked it up and did well. The dentists trained 6 Clinical Officers who have had a few years of medical training and who work in rural clinics doing various medical procedures…. We had one patient who had had a tooth ache for 5 years but did not have the means or opportunity to have it extracted….”
While traveling to one of their remote destinations, twice they encountered places where several vehicles got stuck in the road and the team had to go around them. From that point they had two more days of travel on these same roads. But God brought them safely through.
Thank you, Bill and Susalee, for your servant hearts in going into these parts of the world. We pray that spiritual seeds planted during these trips will bring forth much fruit for God’s glory. Looking forward to your next adventure!
The Body of Christ present throughout the airlines of the world is a mosaic from every people and place, beautifully diverse yet united in Christ. Our FCAP family in Singapore is indeed a beautiful part of this mosaic. It is always a blessing for us to hear from those within our FCAP family who are both near and far away. Thank you, Eric Yip, for sharing with us the above photo of the group meeting in your part of the world.
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.
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.
On April 16 Paul Curtas (FCAP General Director) and Jake Joseph (Pilot with Republic Airlines) had the
joy of speaking with around 60 students at Grace Christian School in the Tampa area. They talked with the students about living for Christ in their future workplaces. The time was well-received by the students.
What a blessing it is to see Christians within the airlines following God’s command to us in Matthew 28:19. Such has been the case with Joe and Susie Swint (Delta – ATL) as they joined a team from their local church in a mission journey to Haiti from March 31-April 6 (over Easter). In addition to spending time with children there, they also helped with cleanup at the orphanage and at the school sponsored by Operation Mobilization.
Susie wrote upon their return, “The trip was great and we made a lot of headway with the children this time. We felt like the teenage kids needed something more than VBS so we broke them up into small groups and had individual meetings with them. I had six girls in my group and they were so excited to have this time to ask all their questions. Our goal was to find out if they were saved and if not, try and plant that seed. I had three girls who said they were not saved but wanted to learn more. I keep an extra focus on them, to try and lead them to Christ. We used Romans 10:9 as our theme … It was an eye opener for them when we explained all they needed to do was accept Jesus into their hearts and baptism was just an outward display of what they had accepted into their hearts. Many of us made a lot of headway with these kids. They still need more ongoing mentoring so for now, all we can do is pray for them. We are praying God will allow us to go down again next year. We will just have to wait and see what His will is for us! …We did some cleanup at the Orphanage and at the school that Operation Mobilization sponsors. It was awesome to see how both places are progressing forward for the kids. I came home with a very full heart!
Shannon Jipsen has been part of our FCAP family for many years and is a Captain flying for UPS. Several months ago, an article sharing how faith helped Shannon conquer her fear of flying was written by Madelyn Wilbanks and published in The Southeast Outlook. With their permission, we would like to share with you that article entitled
We are grateful to have recently received this photo from one of several FCAP groups meeting regularly in the Philippines. Their faithfulness there to one another and to their co-workers is a blessing to many.