Where There Seems To Be No Way

God’s strategy of providing opportunities for His people in their workplace can be much different from how the world promotes opportunity. The world wants to put on a big show of status and power. It portrays people who seem to have the upper hand and are the movers and shakers of grand events and happenings.  In contrast, God makes opportunities, at times, by placing His people in situations where they feel weak and vulnerable, and where it looks as though they are victims of circumstances. And it may even seem as those who oppose them look to have the upper hand. But it is here when God shows up, where He strengthens His people in the inner person, and where they show their faith and confidence in His greater resources. Remember, God’s way of showing up through you in the workplace may mean He is making a path for you where there doesn’t seem to be one. (PMC)  Consider: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.  Thus says the Lord who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, I will make a new way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  Isaiah 43:2,16,19
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
Changed Lives in Colombia, South America

Changed Lives in Colombia, South America

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.)

 

 

 

Blvd BASH Representation…Even in the Rain!

Blvd BASH Representation…Even in the Rain!

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity With Educators in Florida

Opportunity With Educators in Florida

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.)

 

 

An Important Added Dimension

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.

 

 

Sharing the Good News

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.

 

 

Virtual Fellowship Meeting for MSP and Iron Range

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:

  1. 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.”) 
  2. 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.”) 
  3. 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 office@fcap.org for more information!

Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel | 136 Providence Road | Fayetteville GA 30215 USA |  www.fcap.org

 

 

 

FCAP Board of Directors Meet in ATL

FCAP Board of Directors Meet in ATL

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).