News from the Vancouver Airport Chapel - WINTER 2020-2021
I'm happy to report that the YVR Chapel is now open two days a week (Tues. & Friday) and God is giving us plenty of passengers and employees to listen to, support, encourage and pray for. We are also hopeful for an additional Chapel presence next year in the new Atrium in International Departures.
The Chapel is very grateful for the support of YVR Airport Authority (YVRAA) and the
Airline Operating Committee (AOC). We are all committed to working together in this COVID year of uncertainty and struggle.
Yes, by God's grace, there is Hope and we plan to be part of the future at Vancouver International Airport!
J. is an outside worker who maintains all the mechanisms for gated parking at the airport.
Because of COVID he now works alone, and because he takes his responsibility seriously, he was upset recently when a truck knocked over one of the main entrance posts.This caused a lot of damage, and of course, it was raining while he fixed it!
I am pleased that he shared this story with me, because it means that God is using the Chapel to meet some of his needs.We are so glad to be there for him and many other employees whom the chaplains and I contact on our 'walk-abouts' in the terminal.
We also get to hear good stories fromYVR employees,who share the joy and pride of
their work. Lost and found employee T. told me last week just how happy she is that a high percentage of laptops, phones and passports that are left behind or lost are actually
returned to their grateful owners. One such overseas passenger left behind a backpack
containing several laptops, phones and considerable cash. T. quickly contacted them
(an immediately happy camper, eh!), then arranged for a courier to safely return it
ASAP. All in a day's work at YVR for our dedicated staff and caring customer
1. For safety at the Airport for everyone, and for God's wisdom and discernment for YVRAA and the AOC, to know when and how to further expand services.
2. For continued prayers for Chaplain Emeritus Layne Daggett and for Rev. Matthew Wong, who are both resting at home this Christmas.
3. For our Chapel Team to safely and wisely support and encourage current YVR passengers and employees, and for employees who are waiting to return to their jobs
at the Airport.
With a hopeful heart,
Dennis, for the Chapel Team