The latest news and statistics about the Coronavirus and where it may be heading next has captured the attention of millions of people around the world. We hear how many are being infected by it, and sadly, that people have died from it. All this is having a paralyzing effect on many. This is not only impacting the lives of people personally, but also it has affected areas of commerce where business is being cancelled. The airline industry worldwide feels this, flights are being cancelled and employees are not working as much, which means reduced pay. We are watching the make-shift securities, that seem to support, protect and comfort our lives, slowly erode away. So how should we view and respond to these threats?  First, do not become overly obsessed by all the news reports. These reports can be overstated and listening to them constantly breeds fear. Instead, act responsibly and use precaution by following common sense health guidelines of good hygiene. Most important is that God invites us to enter into the greatest fear, that of fearing Him. The Bible speaks repeatedly of the importance of “fearing the Lord.” When we “fear” God, we respect and trust His ways and provisions. It does not make us more fearful, because we understand His great power and His love for us (1 John 4:16-19). Actually, fearing God is what dispels all of the other fears that enslave us.  Read Full Article …

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

 

 

Legacy of Rollingbrook Lives On!

This ministry has been richly blessed over the years.  In the late 1970’s, Rollingbrook Christian Retreat, located south of Fayetteville, GA, became home for the Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel International Office.  Following the home going of our founder, Joe Ivey, we continue to experience a wonderful relationship with those who continue the Rollingbrook ministry and maintain the property here.  This week they used our newly renovated room for a meeting.  We thank the Lord for these families (Pictured l-r:  Rachel and Walter Ivey, Carl Avrit, Angie and Andrew Provence, Julie and Dave Kilgore and Phyllis Avrit).

God’s Strategy at Work

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 43:2,6,19).

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

Workplace Seminar in Medellin, Colombia

Workplace Seminar in Medellin, Colombia

In the above photograph are those who attended the second session of the FCAP Workplace Seminar presented in Colombia, South America.  The location for this was the church “Centro Cristiano Familiar – Iglesia Cristiana Cuadranguler” in Medellin.  Thank you, Diego, for once again being available to facilitate this presentation … and thank you to the church for opening their doors for the training.

Meeting God at Work

Why is it that we admire people who go to a solitary place for extended time for reflection, but give little recognition to those who fight the good fight of faith in the details of everyday life?  Church history has an abundance of stories about people and movements who withdrew from the world and the routine of everyday life in order to meet God in a greater way. On a few different occasions, even our Lord withdrew from people and the crowd to pray.  Though we may think highly of such spiritual withdrawal, it alone can produce an imbalanced life. Christ himself is portrayed in the Bible as regularly being among people who were distraught and struggled in the routine of life.  Work may not be a place for tranquil reflections, but it is a place to find God more fully and reflect Him more brilliantly. (PMC)  Consider:  “When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’” (Matthew 9:36-38).

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

Historic Prayer Breakfast at Kenya Airways

“Sing to the LORD, for He has done wonderful things. Make known His praise around the world.” Isaiah 12:5

It is with great joy that we share this report from Vicky Nuru on behalf of FCAP-Kenya: 

“Dear Brethren, on Friday, 14th Feb 2020, we had a historic prayer breakfast meeting at Kenya Airways head office for the entire market place. About 300 employees attended and we are grateful to God for that opening. It was the first time for such a meeting, and from the report of the CEO, we shall be having more of these in the future. Am grateful to God for this is an answered prayer for the FCAPers in Kenya. Join us in giving thanks to the Almighty God. The Fcapers were involved in the program for that day, and we are humbled.”