The 9/11 flight attendant who found God before her fatal flight-Unproven!
The 9/11 Flight Attendant Who Found God One Day Before She was Killed in a Hijacked Jet-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
The Rev. Bill Faye, a Christian evangelist, describes talking with an American Airlines flight attendant on a flight home from the state of Washington on Monday, September 10. He says that he gave her a piece of literature about becoming a Christian and she later told him that was the sixth gospel tract she had received. It led to her praying to become a Christian. He later spotted her name as among the victims of American Airlines flight 11 that crashed into the World Trade Center...one day after his encounter with her.
We had no reason to doubt this story but contacted Bill Fay to authenticate it, intending to list it as an inspirational story. He is an evangelist and author based in Denver, Colorado.
He has declined to give us any information that would validate the account, however, saying that he had never intended for the story to become public.
The story was initially circulated in an eRumor that was said to have been written by a woman at a church in Bellevue, Washington and who had heard the story when her pastor shared it with the congregation. It was the church at which Bill Fay had preached prior to boarding the September 10 flight.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Subject: The Power of the Obedient Moment
Last week, Donna and I stopped in at the McDonald’s
Restaurant in Innisfail — and happened to pick up
the free Weekly Country Sunrise News (which is
distributed to restaurants in the Red Deer area).
The following true story happened to catch our
attention. I thought it might interest you, too.
THE POWER OF THE OBEDIENT MOMENT
Bill Fay, an evangelist who was guest speaker at the
Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue, Washington on
Sunday, September 9th, returned to his home Monday,
September 10. On his American Airline flight he saw
a stewardess breaking up ice with a wine bottle. He
got up from his seat and asked her if there wasn’t
another way she could do it more safely. He said he
was afraid she would hurt herself. She was moved
that he would be so concerned. He then gave her a
gospel tract to read when she had a spare moment. A
short time later she found Bill and told him that
this was the sixth gospel tract she had received
“What does God want from me?” she asked.
Bill responded, “Your life”.
A few minutes later he was praying with her to
accept Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and
After September 11th’s attack on the World Trade
towers, Bill looked up the names of those on
American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane that
crashed into the World Trade Center. The
stewardess’ name was listed. On Tuesday, September
11th, she entered into the eternal presence of her
Lord and Savior.