Called to Be a Pilot- Erik Franks '09

April 11th, 2018

First Officer Eric Franks feels called by God to be a pilot and used by God to get people to where He wants them to be. Erik graduated in 2009 from LeTourneau University with a degree in professional flight and works for Hong Kong Airlines. 

Conversations in the cockpit often drift toward faith with pilots from other faith traditions. Learn how a LeTourneau education prepared Erik not only to be an excellent pilot, but to engage others in respectful conversations about faith. According to Eric, if you are living your faith, people are going to be looking at you and asking why are you this way.

People always ask, "Why are you so happy all the time?'"You need to understand that that's not normal. It's sad that it's not normal. It SHOULD be normal. It is our job as Christians to MAKE that normal. Because that is the love of Christ.

Erik is our first LeTourneau University Alumni in our new Alumni Spotlight. What's great about the Alumni Spotlight is there are no scripts, no fed lines, no teleprompter, and sometimes not even a decent internet connection!  But our online interviews with alumni allows you to see them in their own settings and get authentic and unedited answers to our questions about how they integrate faith into their work.

We hope this encourages you and lets you know -- you are NOT alone! #CarpeMondays #LETUAlumniSpotlight #Real #Authentic #SkypeAcrossOceans Please share this on Facebook if it encourages you today!


Media: Video