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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.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 09


Day 09 - Matthew Ng
Freshman, UC Santa Barbara

Missions Information:
June 27 - July 29
Middle East
Organization: Campus Crusade

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
During my first and second quarter of college, I didn't even think of going on summer missions. I was just expecting a relaxing summer of maybe doing summer school. But I happen to go on my fellowship's mens retreat where I was inspired by the speaker and older guys to go on missions. They encouraged me to go, as they told me their experiences which only spurred me on. I was also inspired by my older brother Ethan after he went on missions to East Asia last summer. It was amazing to see how God had worked in him and the team. I wanted to experience God like my brother did in missions helping other people have a chance to hear the gospel.

What will you be doing on this trip?
During this trip we will be mostly interacting with college students as we will be visiting two local campuses. We will try to build friendships with them so we can have more opportunities to share with them the Gospel. We will also be learning a little Turkish, be part of a small group bible study, and be part of personal and group evangelism.



What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I am looking forward to experiencing God on this trip and seeing how he works in me. I am looking forward to just seeing God's presence throughout our trip. I am apprehensive mostly about the safety of our team especially since there are some tensions in the Middle East.

How can we pray for you?
Courage and confidence in meeting people and bringing up the Gospel
Safety and good health of the team
To prepare the hearts of the people I will meet, that they will be open to talking


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 10


Day 10 - Kristy Leung
Senior, Cal State Fullerton

Missions Information
June 19 - August 2
Location: Philippines
Organization: InterVarsity

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
It has been a long process of discernment. In the beginning, I was set on going back to Thailand with our church and even co-leading with Rochelle. However, I heard someone give a short pitch about this trip and for the next week, it was constantly on my heart. It was not because I was just thinking about it; it was a different feeling. I have no ties with the Philippines. Because of that, I started to pray about it. Overtime, I felt called to let go of my own plans (Thailand) and felt called to go. At the start of this semester, I was offered a job at my internship as an Occupational Therapist Aide, which rarely happens because most people get certified. I was so torn because I felt like this opportunity was also from God, so I started asking the Lord for guidance. If I took the job, that would mean I probably could not step away for the summer. Eventually, it did not work out, so I felt like God closed that door. I choose to go on this missions trip because I feel called and a deep sense of peace despite the uncomfortable. I wanted to go on a longer trip to allow God to use me and to be transformed while serving the church in Philippines. I hope to gain a better sense of God’s heart for the global church and for the lost outside of our bubble.

What will you be doing on your missions trip?
We will be assigned to different sites and will partner with local churches there. I do not know what site I am at yet, but it could be working with children, the elderly, women, etc. We will engage and live life with them and hopefully through interacting, we could be a light especially in the chaos and instability in parts of the country at the moment. I hope to also be able to be an encouragement to the brothers and sisters there. I hope to also learn from them and get a better sense of how I can interact and pray for the global church.

What are you looking forward to? What are you apprehensive about?
I am looking forward to seeing what God will do in my own life and how He will use me in these six weeks. I am excited and nervous at the same time because I know that being uncomfortable will not be easy, but I also know that transformation does not come easy. I am excited to be able to learn from brothers and sisters as I serve and live life with them. I am apprehensive mainly about the weather (I hate the heat+humidity) and also the bug bites.

How can we pray for you?
Please be praying that the Lord will soften my heart as I go and that my heart will continue to be aligned with His. Pray that my pride will not get in the way of asking for prayer or even turning to the Lord when I am frustrated. Pray that when I see the brokenness of this world, that I will learn to lament and to find hope in the Lord. Pray that I may be transformed and molded into a woman of God as I come back.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

June Flight Itinerary


Hope you're enjoying the longer days. It's nice to see the sun well into 8pm these days. Really hope you're taking advantage of the extra light that God provides us. Make the most of it! Here are a few things happening as we enter into our summer months:

Passage: Summer Study - NT themes
Sundays  |  8:45am  |  Life Center 302-303
Passage (Sunday School) kicks off a new section of our study of the entire Bible this Sunday! Hope you can make it and finish together--we'll be ending with Revelation later this summer, don't miss it!

 #icecreamforESPM
June 21  |  July 19  |  Aug 16  |  Sep 20
Join us every Wednesday for English Speaking Prayer Meeting (ESPM) at 7:45p, Hall of Truth Rm 204 (upstairs, last room on right) where we'll join to pray as the church. Every 3rd Wednesday of the summer months, we'll split off to pray for Flight ministry related items. And afterwards, head to Scoops for ice cream courtesy of Flight. Hope you can join us!

HUB: Gym Night
Friday  |  June 23  |  8pm-12am
Let's kick off the summer and blow off some steam after a long school year with some exercise and games! We'll be taking over the FCBC gym with basketball, volleyball, and board games! Come down and let's hangout together!

Coach: Summer 2017
If you missed out on signing up for 1-1 discipleship this summer, and would still like to join us, we can get you paired up! Just chat/text/email Darren (darrenlo[at]fcbc[org])

Lift Off! Summer Missionaries
10 days, 10 requests, 10 minutes of prayer
A number of students in Flight are heading to missions this summer. We'd love to share their prayer requests and what they'll be doing, get ready later this month to spend some time praying for them. Let's join our hearts together in prayer for their efforts to expand God's kingdom!

Children/Youth Camp Counselor/Staff Opportunities
Monday, June 19  |  7:00pm  |  Hall of Truth MPR
Interested in serving in Children/Youth Camp as a counselor, staff, or prayer support? This is a great opportunity for you to invest in the upcoming generation and guide them in their spiritual lives. Come to our first meeting to find out more information here. If you already know you'd like to commit, please add your info here.

Alpine Movie Nights
July 1  |  July 29  |  Aug 19  |  7:30p
Mark these dates in your calendar to spend some time in the community and enjoy some outdoor movies! We're serving our neighbors at Alpine Recreation Center (the park down the street from us) with 3 movies on the lawn this summer. If you would like to join us, just show up on the dates above. If you would like to help in any way, please let Darren know (darren[at]fcbc[dot]org).

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. Please plan on coming and if you'd like, we could use some help. Please let Bryant Lew know (bryantjlew[at]gmail[dot]com).

And of course, CONGRADULATIONS!
Here's to those who have or will be graduating this year! Praise God for your efforts and looking forward to celebrating with you (if we haven't already)!