Fri, 24 Feb|
Machine Gun Preacher... live at The Vault
Hear Sam Childers tell his incredible story of a journey that has taken him from a life of violent crime, to war-torn Eastern Africa - where he has rescued over 1500 children from rebel armies.
Time & Location
24 Feb 2023, 6:00 pm
The Vault, 72-74 Wentworth St, Port Kembla NSW 2505, Australia
About the Event
The REAL Machine Gun Preacher to visit The Vault Port Kembla.
Sam Childers' will be visiting The Vault to share his life story, which was captured in the 2011 motion
picture The Machine Gun Preacher (starring Hollywood heart-throb 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 10s of thousands 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 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 began 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 makes around 10,000 meals every day (for feeding programs in East Africa) and house 380 orphaned 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.
Machine Gun Preacher$25.00Tax: +$2.50 B/F