Lunch & Encouragement … Better Than Dessert!

Do you ever wonder how God brings His people together and uses fellowship in our lives?  Here are some thoughts from  Randy Bukowski (retired Delta Flight Attendant and former FCAP Board member living in Seattle) and Sung Chun (Pilot with Horizon living in Anchorage). 

From Randy…
“Since retiring from the airline industry fourteen years ago, I haven’t been as active as I once was in FCAP.
There are a few local FCAP’ers that I do touch base with here in the Seattle area, and I try to keep tabs on current FCAP events and airline news, but I’m a bit “out of the loop”.  Our God works in mysterious ways though and opens doors, or provides opportunities, when we least expect them.  So I was pleasantly surprised when Sung Chun, a pilot for Horizon, reached out to me and asked if we could meet.  Since our first meeting and lunch in December of 2018, we have had many meals together, praying for each other, encouraging and challenging each other.  (One way we challenge each other to stretch and grow is to try something new in foods so each time we meet, we take turns picking the restaurant where we will eat. I’ve sampled foods I would have never tried on my own!)

I know all too well how Sung feels as he commutes from Anchorage, leaving his family and home, to spend time alone in a crash-pad. I did my fair share of commuting to New York and Atlanta.  As Sung and I have gotten to know each other better, he has been able to meet my family and attend church with us.  Even though I haven’t met his wife and two young sons, I feel like I know them already, and look forward to meeting them too.” 

From Sung…
“My previous employer filed chapter 11 and I was forced to move out of my comfort zone. However, by God’s grace, I was able to find a job with Horizon Air right away and learning to spend time by myself while working and commuting away from home  I was wondering if there were any FCAP people in the Seattle area and asked for any information. Edward Church gave me several contacts, and I reached out to FCAP brothers. This is how I was able to meet Randy. When I met Randy for the first time, it was the first time to try Indian food.  Since then Randy and I are trying different foods when we are meeting. I also was able to meet Art, Steve, and Karl thru Randy’s surprise meeting. I feel like it is God’s blessing be able to meet with God-trusting brothers and sisters while away from home,  and It gives me a reason to look forward to my commute to Seattle other than for work.” 

Pictured in photo above l-r:  Sung Chun at their first lunch 12/13/2018 at East India Grill Buffet and Randy Bukowski at their most recent lunch 8/29/2021 enjoying Bahn mi, Vietnamese sandwiches.