Chick-fil-A has an employee training video that drives home the point “Every life has a story.” This is the story of a life prepared for, and now living out, Frederick Hans Sindel’s most-quoted Bible verse, Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Fred Sindel, one of our most senior and most faithful NCS brothers, shares the extraordinary and the ordinary story of his life. It is the story of a husband, father, grandfather, retired engineer, and lifelong accordion player. It is also the story of a man who has been using his “retirement” to pursue God’s Word and seek the “good works” God had planned for him to do.
Fred shares the formative years growing up in Brooklyn during WWII as the son of German immigrants and learning the accordion. He describes playing gigs in clubs with his accordion at 16, the pivotal “choice” that saved him from prison, and 40 years with GE as an engineer (including working on nuclear reactors for subs).
Fred also explains his passion for God’s Word and reveals how supporting the Bridgeport Rescue Mission through oranges, grapefruits and clementines came to be the focus of his “good works” and how God has been keeping him alive to keep carrying out the plan.