Sam Childers’ life was the subject of Hollywood movie The Machine Gun Preacher (Starring - Gerard Butler playing the role of Sam Childers). It all started with a
Sam Childers’ life was the subject of Hollywood movie The Machine Gun Preacher (Starring – Gerard Butler playing the role of Sam Childers).
It all started with a Scum of the earth type life – one of drugs, violence and Motorcycles – 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 till 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 after he has spoken. We’d like to think we could help him save some more children.
Hot and Cold refreshments will be available, alongwith a Hot fork buffet, with all donations going to help Sam’s work.
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(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
553 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3XX