Flight supports collegiate students in their faith journey in God. It’s here to assist collegians fix their faith in Christ, grow in Christian community, and influence the world as Jesus did.

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Email: flight@fcbc.org
Phone: (213) 687-0814
Address: 942 Yale Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
College Minister: Darren Lo, darrenlo@fcbc.org
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Darren Lo, Spencer Sun, Kevin Chan, Danny Orh, Matt Tsang, Whitney Hung, and Nikki Leon

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Monday, October 2, 2017

October Flight Itinerary


Welcome to October! As we're all into the full swing of things--school, work, events, etc, let's not forget all that God has called us to do and be. While things may seem more difficult up ahead, remember: Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. (Philippians 2:14-16) There's much to look forward to and much opportunity to shine as lights in the places that God has put us!

Here are some things to look ahead at:

FCBC Fall Baptism
Sunday  |  November 26
Want to get baptized this fall? FCBC will have a baptism service in November. That means you'll need to turn in an application, get 3 references, and write a 2-page testimony. This WAS due by October 1 (YESTERDAY!). So if you're interested, contact Darren right away! darrenlo[at]fcbc[dot]org

HUB: Autumn Festival
8:45a  |  Sunday, October 15  |  Life Center 302-303
Come join us for some food, fellowship, and catching-up. We'll hear testimonies of what God is doing in the lives of some of our students and enjoy some sharing together. Make plans for coming back so we can see each other!


Alpine Halloween Event
12:00p - 5:00p  |  Saturday, October 28  |  Alpine Rec Center
Our neighbors, Alpine Rec Center is holding a Halloween Community Carnival with games, prizes, and contests. They are looking for a group of volunteers to help them run this great event! Let's be a servant to our community and come alongside their efforts to build up this community. Talk to Darren if you're interested: email/FB chat/text

Save these dates
Sunday, Nov 17, 5:00pm - FCBCLA church-wide Thanksgiving Service & Dinner

Wednesday, Nov 22, 6:30pm - College/YA: Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, Nov 27, 8:45am - HUB: Thanksgiving & Baptism (3:00pm)
Wednesday - Saturday, Dec 26-29 - CMC West 2017 (more info: bit.ly/17cmcwest)


Passports! Passports! Passports!
This month would be the perfect time to apply for a passport if you're thinking about missions in the (near) future. And even if you're not, you never know when God will call you to an opportunity outside of the country. Be ready and willing by taking care of this simple, but necessary step. Questions about this process? Go here: https://pptform.state.gov/
(see below for future missions (Customs) opportunities)

Upcoming Customs
February 17-19 - Amor Housebuilding in Mexico 1
March 24-27 - Amor Housebuilding in Mexico 2



Monday, September 11, 2017

2017 CMC West (Flight Retreat)


2017 CMC West
CMC (Chinese Mission Convention) is a multi-church and multi-organization conference for all ages. This conference is created to encourage and challenge us to speak boldly of the Gospel. Instead of retreat this winter, we will be attending this conference!

Given its large scale, registration starts NOW and runs through November 5. Afterwards, price significantly jumps by more than $100! Plan ahead and sign up soon.

Questions? More details and answers here.

Dates: December 26-29, 2017
Location: Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Price: $100 (Flight Ministry only) by Sunday, Nov 5 at 11:59:59 PST
Others: $135 (if not from FCBC, please contact Darren)

Price includes: Registration, Food, Transportation, Accommodations
First 25 Flight Student sign ups get a free gift!
There is no regular or late fee! The price significantly jumps after Nov 5!

Make checks to "First Chinese Baptist Church"
Questions? Contact Darren Lo (darrenlo@fcbc.org)

SIGN UP HERE


Thursday, August 31, 2017

September Flight Itinerary


Welcome to September and back to school! I know this might not be the greatest news, but praise God for the opportunity for you to be in school and to use this time to grow academically, socially, and spiritually too! We pray this year would be an opportunity for God to stretch you in His purposes and will. May you take a moment to engage His presence as you set your schedule, make plans, and look ahead this year! We encourage all of us to sit at God's feet simply listening, reading, and engaging His Word each day.

As the school year begins, so does the church year! Let's look ahead at what God has in store for us through His church:

Flight Theme 2017-18
"Props"
On the journey of faith, we must at times ask ourselves, "What am I worshipping?" "Who am I worshipping?" The Bible says that we were created to worship and reflect our Creator--are we doing this? What does this mean? This year, our focus on "worship" will help guide us to praise the one who made us and challenge us to strive in our praise and adoration of God with all of our lives. Even in the midst of being students, can we bring the honor and respect that God deserves? Let's learn what it means to focus on who God made us to be and for what purpose. Hopefully worship will be more than just songs we sing on Sundays, but a lifestyle that causes us to think about who and what we worship every day.

HUB: Mystery Dinner
Friday  |  Sept 1  |  7:30p  |  RSVP here
Let's get together one last time while it's still (somewhat) summer! First 10 people to RSVP along with all incoming freshmen will get a FREE dessert on the mystery dinner! Bring your friends! Bring $10, depending on your appetite.

Annex: Fall Schedule
See right column for schedule! ---->
Where are we going this fall!? Check out the schedule in the right column and pen in the dates--we'd love to see you! Also, if an FCBC young adult/adult contacts you about a meet up, please respond (even if you're unavailable). We just want to see how you're doing, there's no pressure. See you at school!

Passage Curriculum
Sundays  |  8:45am  |  Life Center 302-303 
Our first few weeks in Passage (Sunday School) will be focused on the fundamentals of a Christian and how we are made to worship God. What does that mean? How does one do that? Come join us in our study to seek God's glory each and every day.

Lift Off! New Church Year 
10 days  |  10 requests  |  10 minutes  |  10th of September
As we begin a new year of ministry, let's take some time to dedicate 10 aspects of Flight ministry to prayer. Starting September 10, we'll spend 10 straight days of 10 minutes of prayer for 10 items focused on our ministry. This can be done at anytime from here on the blog, so come back daily to see what to pray for!

#iscreamforESPM
Wednesday  |  Sept 20  |  7:45pm  |  Hall of Truth 2nd Floor (last room on right)
Join us for our LAST #iscreamforESPM. We'll pray together with the church, then go out for ice cream at Scoops! Last one for a while, so make plans to join us!

FCBC Fall Baptism
Sunday  |  November 26  |  3:00pm
Want to get baptized this fall? FCBC will have a baptism service in November. That means you'll need to turn in an application, get 3 references, and write a 2-page testimony. This is all due by October 1. Don't delay! Questions? Email: darrenlo[at]fcbc[dot]org

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Flight Itinerary


Welcome to July--the year is moving quickly! As I sat on the driveway cement, drinking a Coca-cola, enjoying the view of some (ground) fireworks, I couldn't help but think about our freedom. What an honor and privilege it was to be able to freely enjoy the day--eating bbq and playing outside--all without nearly a care or worry. And yet I continued to revel in the freedom we have in this country as well as in our faith. What an even greater, more powerful place we have to freely live in Christ! Thank you, Jesus for your amazing sacrifice and grace, so that we might sit and enjoy the view, but also be immensely grateful for having life in You and for You. This summer, I hope you get the opportunity to not only enjoy the season, but to revel in the abundant freedom we have because of what Christ has done in our lives--each and everyday. Let's use this time for Him!


Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(Hebrews 12:1-2)

College/Young Adult Camp
Friday-Sunday  |  Aug 11-13 
Keep these dates open and plan to join us for great fellowship with other collegians and young adults. This is a great opportunity to get to know and even be poured into by the generation above us. Sign ups and info are here. EARLY BIRD ENDS SOON! Please plan on coming and if you'd like, we could use some help. Please let Bryant Lew know (bryantjlew[at]gmail[dot]com).

Children/Youth Camp Counselor/Staff Opportunities
Mondays | July 10, 24, 29  |  7:00pm  |  Hall of Truth MPR
Children and Youth Camps could use more support and staff! If interested, please come to our next meeting to find out more information here. If you already know you'd like to commit, please add your info here. If you can't make these meetings, but are will to help out in any way, please contact darrenlo [at] fcbc [dot] org immediately!

Alpine Rec Movie Nights
Saturdays | July 29 & Aug 19 | 7:30pm | Alpine Park
Did you know there's a local park right next to our church? We're partnering with them this summer to offer FREE movies this summer. Up next? How to Train Your Dragon 2 -- Flight is in charge of setting things up and serving food for July 29, so come out, support this community event, and if possible, help serve them! Let Darren know if you'd like to help out, we're looking for about 5 volunteers. 

#iscreamforESPM 
July 19 | Hall of Truth Rm 204 | 7:45pm
Join us to pray together with the church! We'll join ESPM (English-Speaking Prayer Meeting) and have the last 30 min to pray for Flight Ministry related items, then get ice cream at Scoops (paid for by Flight)! Please be on time.

Pray For Our Summer Missionaries 
Continue to pray for our missionaries who are in the field. More information here about each one of them.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 01


Day 01: Kristy Wong
Freshman, UC Santa Barbara

Missions Information
July 1 - 9
Arizona Navajo Reservation
Organization: High School Missionary Team of FCBCLA

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
Ever since going to Arizona my sophomore year of High School, I felt God’s calling for me to go back every year. This year, being away for college, I initially had plans to go to East Asia with Cru and after my mission trip to Mexico, I had plans to return during the summer to be a part of God’s work there. The days leading up to the deadline to decide which trip I would go to, some of the kids and teens that I had the chance to work with in Arizona previously, messaged me about some of their struggles. I saw that as God’s calling for me to go back to the Reservation and to rekindle the relationships that were built.

What will you be doing on this trip?
I will be leading small groups in the teens class!

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I am looking forward to reconnecting with the kids and teenagers there and to see how God will work in the most unexpected way. I am a bit worried about going into this trip feeling unprepared and not having a full missions mindset.

How can we pray for you?
Please pray that my mindset will change so that this trip will not be about me getting something out of it (rather it be pride or a spiritual high) but it will be for the glory of God and for God alone. Please pray that our team will not get discouraged when our logistics do not go as we planned, but that we will have faith that God in His perfect sovereignty has everything under control and can work in the most unexpected way. Thanks!!!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 02


Day 02: Charmaine Yiu
Freshman, UC Santa Barbara

Missions Information
July 1 - 9
Arizona Navajo Reservation
Organization: High School Missionary Team of FCBCLA

July 17-23
East Asia

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
(AZ) Honestly, I can't answer swiftly but I firmly believe in investing time into building relationships so when it comes to short-term missions, this might be achieved through going on the same trip over and over again. (Though it might seem tedious and maybe less adventurous) I want to go to be used by Jesus and to practice that mindset as a lifestyle.

(EA) I've gone with my family on missions to different parts of East Asia for as long as I can remember, which has now become only one of the reasons I go every year. Over the years, I've come to learn that rather than simply spending a week barely getting to know their life stories, being more like Jesus means to value building relationships with these people.

What will you be doing on this trip?
(AZ) This year would be my fourth time going to Arizona and my third time working with the teens class, and I hope to continue spending time with the same group of kids and be blessed by how they are learning and growing up and as individuals. The teens class program unfolds slightly differently from all the other age groups in that we have corporate worship and a message before splitting into small groups, generally divided by age and gender, and ending with crafts and snacks.

(EA) Our team of seven will be hosting a youth camp for high school students to write and perform skits, cook, and make crafts. Following that, we will be hosting a family camp that will essentially be run like our own church's family camps, involving bible study, games, and worship.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
(AZ) I'm most looking forward to seeing familiar faces (and relearning the family trees) and apprehensive about how (little) prepared I am for the trip.

(EA) I'm most looking forward to just interacting with the families and children that will attend these camps and seeing them learn about Jesus's love for us and have a good time doing so. Probably what I'm most apprehensive about is the language barrier as it introduces some complication into communicating with the people we go to serve.

How can we pray for you?
(AZ) Please pray for that I would have more of a sense of urgency in my heart as well as spending more time preparing my heart to serve. Please also pray for the kids and the families we will interact with, that we would truly value the time spent with them and use the opportunity to share with them the love of Christ.

(EA) Please pray for preparation of our hearts as we go into the missions field. While we are overseas, please also pray for strength, that we would continuously dedicate our energy to each other and the people we're serving, and trust in the Lord that we would know and believe that He is working before and beyond the short time we spend in Asia.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 03


Day 03: Daniel Yue
Junior, Cal State Long Beach

Missions Information
July 1 - 9
Arizona Navajo Reservation
Organization: High School Missionary Team of FCBCLA

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
I chose to go to Arizona this year because there was a need to people to serve. Since I am not doing anything during that period I decided to step up and help out.

What will you be doing on this trip?
I am going to assist the cook this year. As well as helping where it is needed.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I am looking forward to serving in Arizona in a different way than past years. One thing that's consistently on my mind is Camp planning. Stepping away from it for a week worries me since camp is only a couple weeks away.

How can we pray for you?
Pray that even though I am not working directly with the Navajos kids that I will still have the opportunity to talk and hangout with them. Pray that I would be willing help in other areas when there is a need.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 04


Day 04: Austin Quon
Sophomore, Pasadena City College

Missions Information
July 1 - 9
Arizona Navajo Reservation
Organization: High School Missionary Team of FCBCLA

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
​I am going on this trip because I want to serve God and the opportunity to take a break from electronics. I find that even though background work is not very pleasant to me, I see it as a challenge to tackle with the help of God.

What will you be doing on this trip?
I plan to serve as the maintenance guy, who is responsible for building the showers, keeping the tents secure, assembling the outdoor sink, keeping classroom equipment in place, and any other assistance needed.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I forward to the opportunity to help others. And I'm apprehensive about the greater sensing of the spiritual realm around the Reservation.

How can we pray for you?
You can pray for spiritual protection for myself and the team, for rest, and for growth in God.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 05


Day 05: Katlyn Cheng
Junior, UC Irvine

Missions Information
July 18-24
Mexico City, Mexico
Organization: Newsong Church (The Well)

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
Mexico is a place that God has constantly placed on my heart throughout my time in college. This year and last year I went to Mexico City with my college fellowship to help out at The Well. The Well is a safe house for young girls who have been human trafficked. Although the two trips were very different in terms of logistics and things we specifically did, God blessed me in so many ways while I was there. It’s such a heart-warming and eye opening experience to talk to these people and get to know them. God has really showed me His love through their pure joy and love for those around them. For this trip specifically, this summer I had nothing planned but I wanted to spend my time this summer doing things for God. I thought about going back to The Well but did not fully believe it was possible. I was still hesitant to this tug that God placed on my heart. When talking to Janice (one of the people in charge of The Well) I saw how open they were to us coming back and the idea all of a sudden became tangible. After weeks of waiting in anticipation for her message to tell us if there was even time available for us to come, she gave us a yes! Having an opportunity to go to Mexico City again this summer is a huge blessing.

What will you be doing on this trip?

Although we don’t know specifically what we are going to do in Mexico City, we will be available to help out in whatever capacity they need. Since they have relocated and recently moved into a new safe house, we will be there to help with various tasks they need completed. The salon used to be a place where women would go to have a bible study under the disguise of it being a salon but now it is being turned into a community center as well. Within the community center they will be teaching cooking classes, dance classes, and any other things that God has placed on their hearts to do to better connect with the community and provide a safe haven for those who are still in the human trafficking cycle. We will probably help out with the transitions there as well. We are going there with the intention of helping and supporting the changes that they are making within the organization while loving on the girls at The Well and showing them God’s love.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
Some things that I am looking forward to is better connecting with the girls that I have met this past spring and get to know those who are new. I am looking forward to diving into the world that God has created and made in Mexico City. Some things that I am apprehensive about would include communication and safety. Since we are going to a place where the majority language that is spoken there is Spanish, it may cause frustrations and make things a bit more difficult.

How can we pray for you?
Some prayer requests for this trip include safety, courage, communication, and God’s guidance. Mexico City is a location of heavy spiritual warfare. Pray for God’s protection and guidance as we walk around and have encounters with the people there. Pray that through communication bumps and any other difficulties that may arise while being in a foreign country, that we would have patience and get to the places we need to get to. Lastly, pray for courage and boldness that we may step out of our comfort zones if God asks us to do so.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 06


Day 06: Wendy Chuandra
Sophomore, Pasadena City College

Missions Information
July 1 - 9
Arizona Navajo Reservation
Organization: High School Missionary Team of FCBCLA

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
2016-2017 has been full of many hardships for me. However, God has given me peace and healing. I was also able to come out of these trials stronger and with a solid will to follow God for the rest of my life. God revealed His will for me to go on this missions trip to Arizona after I had a heart-to-heart with my then, non-Christian friend. During this time, God gave me the courage and sensitivity to evangelize to her and I connected with her because of my difficult experiences. I shared with her about how God has transformed me and about the hope I have in Him, despite all the difficulties that I have faced. This convinced her that God is worth following. After all of this, I took some time to reflect and pray. When I prayed, I realized that the experiences that I have had in my life can be utilized to connect with people and support them. I asked God what I should do with this information. He then put the Navajos in Arizona on my heart. I chose to go on this missions trip because I want to demonstrate to the Navajos the hope that I have in Jesus Christ as a Christian and evangelize to them. A lot of the Navajos come from broken families and have experienced grief, depression, and hurt, so I want to use the experiences that God has given me to help counsel them and be a light to them. I know God is going to do great things during this mission trip, and I am ecstatic to be a part of it.

What will you be doing on this trip?
We will be holding a Vacation Bible School at a local church on the reservation. I will be serving as a Small Group Leader for the teens class. I will be facilitating discussions and activities in a small group along with a partner.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I’m looking forward to interacting with the Navajo kids and teens. I hope I can really connect with them, support them, and be a light for God to them! I’m also excited to work together with everyone in the HSMT to help build God’s kingdom. I am a bit worried about the environment and living conditions in Arizona because when I went to Arizona with HSMT during my senior in High school, I got a lot of annoying bug bites all over my body. I hope it’s not as bad this year!

How can we pray for you?
Please pray that my heart will be in tune with God's. That I will not do what I want, but that I would follow what God wants me to do to effectively minister to the Navajos. Please pray that I would be able to effectively shower the Navajos with God's love and that I would be a good example to them.Also, this summer will be busy for me because I am also going to be serving as a counselor for FCBC's youth summer camp in August. So please pray that God will sustain me and provide me with the energy I need to handle everything that's on my plate.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 07


Day 07: Jenay Yuen
Junior, USC

Missions Information
June 16 - July 4
Uganda & Ethiopia
Organization: Rafiki Foundation

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
I feel like God was growing my heart in different aspects during college that led me to this trip. I began having opportunities to evangelize on campus, where I saw the power in sharing the gospel regardless of the seen results. God also began to refine my passion for medicine and the health field, showing me ways I can glorify Him as a physician. Finally, God used my fellowship to show me His heart for social justice, and how it is a natural response to the grace we experience in the gospel. When Rafiki Foundation gave us the opportunity to go on medical missions to Christian orphan villages in Uganda and Ethiopia, it just made sense to me, encompassing evangelism, medicine, and social justice.

What will you be doing on this trip?
We will be spending one week in Ethiopia and another in Uganda. During the mornings, I will be teaching science experiments to 3rd-9th graders. In the afternoon, I will be assisting my mother, an ophthalmologist, in checking the children's eyes. In the evening, we will be helping lead Bible studies.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I can't wait to return to Uganda, for I miss the children and missionaries. I am excited to continue building the relationships I developed last winter break with the children. We'll be serving at the Ethiopian orphan village for the first time, so I'm excited, but not sure what to expect.

How can we pray for you?
Pray for safety! We are bringing a lot of luggage (medical machinery, science experiments, and even musical instruments to donate), so pray that nothing gets lost as we transfer from different airports. Also, the orphan villages are not close to well-developed cities, so even pray for travels to and from the airport.
Pray for meaningful conversations with the children! From my trip to Uganda over winter break, I saw how there are no collegian leaders serving the villages. The people serving the orphan villages are usually married adults, so the children lack collegian missionaries to talk to. Pray that God can use me to show them what it means to follow Him post-high school and for great open conversations.
Pray for smooth medical screenings! One reason we are going back to Uganda is because some children had abnormal visions that required my mom to use an additional machine. However, the machine wouldn't work due to power issues, so we're going back with a different piece of equipment. Pray that it will work this time so we can follow up on these children.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 08


Day 08: Noel Wong
Senior, Cal State Fullerton

Missions Information
June 20 - July 29
East Asia
Organization: EPIC

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
Throughout college I always tried to avoid serving in East Asia because I had the fear of the natives speaking to me because I physically look native, but not being able to respond (because I can't speak the language).  The last EPIC conference I attended in the winter, focused on who we are as children of God and incorporating our ethnicity in the way we serve others.  I learned that our ethnic identity was a gift from God because our ethnic identity shapes our experiences and the way we view them.   Through that, we can relate with others of our same or of a similar ethnic identity.  It is something that God created to be useful and good, not something that would prevent us from serving Him or something that was going against us. I have learned to overcome that personal barrier and I am looking forward to the Lord using me and proving me wrong.

What will you be doing on this trip?
We will be meeting students by taking Mandarin and cultural classes and investing in them outside of class.

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I am looking forward to learning how to serve to East Asians well and hopefully be able to apply those strategies when I come home. Going with what I said in question #1, I hope I do not let my fears of not being able to respond or communicate with the locals get in the way of serving them.

How can we pray for you?
Pray that language barriers will be broken. Pray for us when our team is caught up in uncomfortable situations we would be able to remember God's sacrifice for us.