Children saved by reformed bikie
AT FIRST glance, Sam Childers looks like a rough bikie who spends his life on the road and carries a hidden gun under his jacket.
About 15 years ago, that image wasn't far from the truth.
Now, he may still have the tattoos and leather jacket, but instead of being involved with drugs and alcohol, Mr Childers has built an orphanage and is rescuing children in Sudan from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
Mr Childers' story is an incredible one, made into a film starring Gerard Butler, and one he will share when he visits Warwick tomorrow.
But he told the Daily News he didn't want people to focus on himself.
"Most people will see the movie because of Gerard but once they do, I want them to realise it's not about me," he said.
"It's about you and what you are going to do next. I want it to really motivate you to help the children (in Sudan)."
Mr Childers has risked his life countless times in the war-torn country and, as a Christian, he attributes his health and achievements to God.
The orphanage he built near the border of Uganda is now home to more than 200 children.
The movie, The Machine Gun Preacher, is showing for the final time today, at 6.30pm at the Warwick Twin Cinema.
Tickets are $10 each.
The Machine Gun Preacher himself, Mr Childers, will give a talk at King's City Church, Horsman Rd, tomorrow at 6.30pm.
- Dubbed the Machine Gun Preacher.
- Will speak at King's City Church tomorrow.
- Movie showing tonight at Warwick Twin Cinema.