Kathy was FCAP coordinator in MSP for a number of years.
organized the FCAP Christmas Luncheon for 10 years.
This event drew hundreds of airlines people together every year to focus on the Lord and the real meaning of Christmas.
Out of necessity, Kathy
had to retire in 2009 because of health reasons when she
was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Tim Files and Paul Curtas flew up Friday afternoon before the Block Party in order to visit and spend a few hours with Kathy
at her home.
To our surprise, dear Kathy
showed up at the FCAP booth at the Block Party after lunch and stayed until it was over.
We watched many people embrace Kathy
with joy and tears as thy fellowshipped around her
It was touching for all of us to see.
One of the many touching moments is when a lady we did not know was hugging Kathy
Because of how ALS has affected Kathy's ability to talk, the lady shared how Kathy was a representative of her F/A Union, and she was F/A management who represented the company.
went on to tell how they both were told they should treat one another as enemies.
took steps toward her
, and they both decided to show there was a better way to work together toward solutions.
This not only gave them a deep respect for each other, but also it forged a lasting friendship.
This is what FCAP
is all about.
is not defined by its office, or display booths, or positions.
It's about common people like Kathy
who live and work with an extraordinary calling in their work.
Their life radiates with the light of the Lord, and the fruit of their faith in the Lord is evident to the people and circumstances of work.
Please pray for Kathy
in this very difficult part of her
journey in this life.
Also pray for God's people at MSP, there has been a lot of activity there over the years since the beginning of FCAP
Pray that God's people in the MSP airline community would connect in a greater way to show beauty of the God they serve there.
May we remember that life is not about what we gain, but what we leave as a heritage for others.
We would like to thank all those who helped at the FCAP Booth, making this a very special day- Tim Files, Jame Oludipe, Leanne Bondhus, Leanne & Joel Nelson, Kathy Dunham
and Paul Curtas.