Machine Gun Preacher
Another Man’s battle.
The white preacher who fights with a gun.
Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing motorcycle gang member, who turned his life around when he found God. He became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who have been tortured and forced to become child soldiers.
After founding his own building company he used his savings to build a local church next to where he lives and started being a preacher there. He simultaneously developed the idea to build a church and a home to rescue children in the war zone of South Sudan.
I find it remarkable how a man dedicates his life to rescue and impact the lives of so many children. Apart from the fact that it is neither his country nor his war, he does not gain anything from it. For 13 years he has risked his life for the wellbeing of others and actively fights off enemies with guns, sweat and his own blood. This man is a legend. He has my highest respect!
Image 1: (Childers, Sam, available at: http://movies.buzzintown.com, accessed: 11 Oct. 2012)
Image 2: (Childers, Sam, available at: http://www.machinegunpreacher.org, accessed 11 Oct. 2012)