In Whom Do We Trust?

Trusting in our own strength does not produce God-sized miracles. Operating or walking in the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and timing accomplishes far more than we could ask for or dream. Stand and see the hand of God working when we align ourselves with His Word through faith. (LHN)   Consider Isaiah 12:2 KJV … “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid: for THE LORD JEHOVAH IS MY STRENGTH AND MY SONG.”

This thought is written by LeeAnn Hurrle-Nelson, Delta Flight Attendant and FCAP Board member.

Speaking at Church in Stuttgart

FCAP General Director Paul Curtas, accompanied by Bjoern Strotmann (Lufthansa Flight Attendant based in Frankfurt), had the privilege of speaking at a church in Stuttgart on Sunday morning, November 3.  Over 170 people were in attendance.  Once again, the message of living the Christian life in the workplace was well received.  The pastor of this church is eager to encourage their people in their workplace environment.  There were reportedly several people from other churches in the area who came to hear Paul speak as well.  Thank you, Bjoern, for a wonderful job translating the message!

Fellowship Time in Stuttgart

Fellowship Time in Stuttgart

On Saturday evening, November 2, the FCAP-Stuttgart Fellowship gathered for a time of what was described as fantastic food and fellowship.  It was the privilege of Bjoern Strotmann and Paul and Claudette Curtas to be a part of this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch of New Prayer Meeting in Perth

A new monthly prayer meeting dedicated to praying for the airline industry and its people is being launched in Perth.  Our ministry partners in Australia with ACN (Airline Christian Network) write the following:  “If we want to see fruit in our industry, then regular prayer is critical.  Colossians 4:2 says, ‘Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful’ (NIV).”  Here are the details for this meeting:

First Tuesday of every month, starting on Tuesday, November 5
7:45 pm(sharp), finishing at 8:45 pm
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Shenton Park

If you have an overnight in Perth and would like to join them, they can easily pick you up from your crew hotel.  Simply contact chris@acn.org.au.

Sowing and Reaping Together

Many Christians evaluate their effectiveness to evangelize by how they can bring a person to a final decision about Christ. However, God’s evangelism strategy is much broader than this. The Holy Spirit draws each person to Christ by using a network of believers to sow and cultivate through their words and deeds. At times it could merely be by showing kindness to someone in need or patience to those who don’t like you. Or it could be your praying regularly for a coworker. Maybe an opportunity will open for you to say something brief and fitting about the Lord. As the Holy Spirit works on that person, He may provide you or another believer an opportunity to take the conversation further into the things of God. Yes, God is using a network of people, maybe 20, 50 or even a 100, in His evangelism strategy, and everyone involved will someday be rewarded equally for reaching that person. The question to you is…do you see how God uses the little things you do or say in the name of Christ as part of His bigger network? (PMC)   Consider:  “He who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together… For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps’ … Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” (John 4:36-38) 

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

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.)