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Machine Gun Preacher

Meet Sam Childers.

"All my life, from birth, it's been a fight. And it always seemed to be another man's war. I always seemed to be fighting for someone else. But it always came back to me. The Word says we're born into sin, and sin always comes back to war." -Sam Childers

“Another Man’s War: The True Story of One Man’s Battle to Save Children in the Sudan”

This book is the true story of how God is working through the life of a redeemed ex-Hells Angel drug-dealer to restore and protect the children of Sudan.  He gives new meaning to the words “bad ass”, lol, and it is immensely satisfying to see someone living their faith…not just telling other people to.

I understand there is a movie in the works about Childers’ efforts in the Sudan…I just wanted to post about the real person before Hollywood goes in and screws up the facts, lol…though, Gerard Butler is rumored to be playing Childers himself and that is certainly good news (I’m thinking “300” badassishness here)!  It seems to me that he never goes half heartedly into any project and this one looks to be a perfect fit for Butler!  The even better piece of news is that Marc Forster will be directing.  With award winning movies like “Monster’s Ball” and “Finding Neverland” under his belt, I believe we can easily trust that this project will be handled in exactly the right way.

*raises glass* Here’s hoping this movie will inspire many to do something more than just buy popcorn and soda. *clink*

"When I came back to Africa, I believed the best way I could help the people there, especially the children, was to bring medicine and medical help into places that didn't have any. The governments of Sudan and Uganda weren't assisting these people. CARE and the Red Cross and those kinds of organizations stayed away because they said it was too dangerous. That left nobody. Correction: that left me and God and the great big Land Cruiser I bought with a paper sack of cash." Sam Childers

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Rev. Sam Childers is the founder and leader of the Children’s Village in Southern Sudan. Years after Sam turned his life around, he was exposed to the atrocities towards children in the region. After running a successful construction company for several years, Sam gave up his business to dedicate himself to the full time rescue and rehabilitation of children. His wife Lynn and two daughters have made significant contribution to this work and live with him at headquarters in Pennsylvania USA.

Sam Childers has been rescuing and restoring war affected children in northern Uganda and Southern Sudan for nearly 12 years. His organisation has the largest orphanage in Southern Sudan and is unique in its approach of leading armed rescue missions directly into LRA (Lords Resistance Army) territory.

Thousands of children of have become orphans as a result of brutal LRA attacks on remote villages in Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda. Most of the war-affected children cannot rescue themselves and will die of starvation or bodily wounds inflicted by the LRA.

Over 30,000 children have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the region. Some relief organizations report as many as 50,000 children have been abducted and 1.7 million people have been displaced. The abducted children are generally forced to be child soldiers or sex slaves until they escape or are rescued.

The Children’s Village currently houses and educates over 200 orphans, with over a thousand children rescued since its inception. The number of additional children rescued is directly proportionate to our ability to raise funds. There are many orphans who are in need of rescue as a result of recent LRA attacks.

To donate to this extraordinary cause,  visit  www.angelsofeastafrica.org.

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  1. March 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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