The real Machine Gun Preacher, Sam Childers, is coming to our Harley-Davidson® dealership in Maidstone on Wednesday 10th April to share his incredible story. His story is so incredible, it hit the big screen back in 2011, where Gerard Butler played the role of Sam Childers in the movie. Sam was a guy with no hope and no future until he turned his life around spectacularly for an amazing cause.
Back in 1998, Sam turned his back on a life of drugs and violence to embrace a life of faith with God as he converted to Christianity. He arrived in Southern Sudan when the nation was in the midst of the Sudanese War where he joined a mission group to help repair huts damaged in the conflict. This experience was the start of an amazing and fulfilling life journey for Sam, one which meant he would do whatever it took to help the people of Southern Sudan. He put orphaned Sudanese children - most of which were victims of some atrocity – at the forefront of his existence.
Sam built an orphanage in Nimule and shortly after completing this, took it upon himself to literally fight to free enslaved children in South Sudan and Northern Uganda. Over the years, Sam rescued thousands of children from the wars of South Sudan and his work continues.
His incredible work received tremendous recognition as he received the Mother Teresa award for International Social Justice (the largest award of its type in the world for International Social Justice) back in 2013.
Sam travels the world to share his story to seek support to continue his prolific work so we hope you can join us at our store to hear his tale and support his cause.