1: Chipu Chu: “I was broken. I needed a savior.”


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In this episode, you’ll hear the story of 2nd Lt Chip Chu, USAF. When I interviewed Chip over a year ago, he was still a Firstie at the Air Force Academy. COVID-19 wasn’t exactly a household word yet. There was no point of reference or context for things like “flatten the curve,” “social distancing,” “wear your mask”… or who could forget the “8pm howl” for first responders and medical personnel in the early days of the pandemic?

As you listen to Chip’s story, here are some questions to ponder:

  • Think of your own story. When was the first time you recall hearing about God, Jesus, and the concepts of sin, grace, and salvation? How did you respond?
  • Chip described OCF as his “family.” If you’re involved in OCF, how would you describe it? If you are not involved in OCF, do you have a body of believers to come alongside you?
  • What did you think about the three challenges Chip talked about—figuring out the future; struggling with competition and identity; and properly using our time and resources? How have you struggled with these in your military career?
  • What was your key takeaway from Chip’s story?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Email me at podcast@ocfusa.org or josh.jackson@ocfusa.org.

About Chip

Second Lieutenant Chipu Chu is a Master’s of Asian International Affairs candidate at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Originally from Princeton, N.J., Chip earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2020 and will serve as a logistics readiness officer upon completing his master’s program. Chip joined OCF in 2016 after basic cadet training and served as the cadet-in-charge at OCF USAFA during his Firstie (senior) year. He currently resides in Honolulu, HI.

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