The REAL Machine Gun Preacher to visit to Exeter
Sam Childers, aka the Machine Gun Preacher will be at Rediscover Church on 18th March, 9.30 & 11.30am to share his life story, which was captured in The Machine Gun Preacher motion picture (starring Hollywood heart-throb and well known Scotsman Gerard Butler playing the role of Sam Childers). The film was based on Childers' book 'Another Man's War'.
The movie and book propelled Childers to an overnight brand that has seen him speak to audiences of ten's of thousands all around the world - not to mention the many TV/film productions he's been asked to be involved in.
It all started with a 'scum of the earth' type of life – one of drugs and violence – which involved, at one point, being an armed guard for drug dealers. After almost being killed in a wild brawl, Childers decided to turn his life around - to embrace a life of faith in God as he fought to free enslaved children in South Sudan and Northern Uganda - that all started back in 1998.
Since then, Childers has built one of the largest orphanages in Southern Sudan, which has fed and housed more than 1,000 children. With the orphanage finished, Childers began to lead armed missions to rescue children from the Lord’s Resistance Army - which led to villagers calling him 'The Machine Gun Preacher'.
Fast-forward to today, Childers' team make around 12,000 meals every day (for feeding programs in East Africa) and house 380 orphan children (most of which are victims of some atrocity) 24/7. He's also drilled dozens of wells, built many schools and has major projects in South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia.
The event is free, although we will take up a free will offering for the work he does in South Sudan and Northern Uganda at sometime after he has spoken.
The event is open to everyone and we hope people who don’t regularly go to church will come along and hear Sam Childers' incredible story. WE EXPECT LARGE NUMBERS - PLEASE REGISTER BELOW SO WE CAN ENSURE A GREAT EXPERIENCE.