In this first of two shows, Des talks with Sam Childers. He led a wild and bold life of biker gangs, drugs – as a seller, etc. He came to know Jesus through his wife finding Christ. He had a prophetic word shortly thereafter that he would be on mission in Africa – and his nickname would be ‘The Machine Gun Preacher’. Listen to podcast.
About our Guest
The Internet will tell you: Sam Childers is a former Outlaw biker, bad boy all-round thug who sold drugs and destroyed the lives of many... but today Childers dedicates his life and resources to the rescuing of children in the war zone countries like South Sudan.
Sam's life totally turned around when he started going to church some 30 years ago - he even went to Bible college and became a Pastor. Sam started going on mission trips and supporting missionaries - little did he know at that time that he was also about to become one himself and save thousands of children from rebel militias' like Joseph Kony and his band of warlords known as the Lords Resistance Army or LRA.
But for Childers it partly meant picking up a firearm and saving/rescuing children from a war zone and starting an orphanage in South Sudan. That was over 25 years ago. Today his organisation Angels of East Africa (AOEA) looks after around 350 children 24/7. All of which are housed, being schooled, or trained with a skill to work. Some will continue on to universities to become lawyers, doctors, teachers and engineers.
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