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Machine Gun Preacher - Sam Childers

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Oasis New Life Centre

Cnr of Glenmore Road & Fraser Street

Park Avenue, QLD 4701

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We are incredibly blessed with having the opportunity to host the Machine Gun Preacher on his 2017 "Message of HOPE Tour". He will be at Oasis New Life Centre on Wednesday 13th September. This is an event that anyone can come to and be inspired, challenged and encouraged. Invite your family, invite your friends. This is a not to be missed event for anyone in the community.

Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers grew up in the hills of Pennsylvania and now finds himself living in between the USA and South Sudan. In 1998, Sam arrived in the village of Yei, Southern Sudan. The African nation was in the midst of the Second Sudanese War, and Sam, urged by his Pastor in America, had joined a mission group to help repair huts damaged in the conflict. During this assignment, Sam stumbled across the body of a child torn apart by a landmine. He fell to his knees and made a pledge to God to do whatever it took to help the people of Southern Sudan. Sam returned to Sudan several months later to run a mobile clinic. To fulfill his promise he ventured far across the nation, from the western town of Yei to the eastern villages of Boma. While passing the village of Nimule, on the Ugandan border, God sent him a message:

I want you to build an orphanage for the children, God said. And I want you to build it here. So that's what he set out to do.
He built the orphanage sleeping under a mosquito net with a bible in one hand and an AK47 in the other.
The nickname, "Machine Gun Preacher" was started here and continued to grow as they rescued children out of the rebel army and brought them to the orphanage.

13 years later the orphanage is the largest in Southern Sudan and has fed and housed over 1,000 children. Today, more than 200 children call the orphanage home. Unfortunately, there are still many Sudanese children suffering and in need of rescue.Sam and Lynn still live in the same house in Pennsylvania and are just as dedicated to the plight of the Sudanese children as they were 13 years ago.
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