“When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it’s most needed-in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens. But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA’s intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives-and eventually his own.” — (C) Relativity Media
Machine Gun Preacher is a inspirational and moving movie about Sam Childers. He was once a lost man doing horrible things. He finds God, turns his life around and starts a church, but not only that. He chooses to help innocent and helpless children in Africa. Wow! What a story. I cried (both happy and sad tears) throughout. I was deeply moved by this movie and Sam’s inspirational story. If we could all be as selfless as him the world would be a better place. This movie does have heavy subject matter, a lot of violence, strong language and a sex scene. Be advised before taking your kids or teens.
Machine Gun Preacher is Rated R.
Machine Gun Preacher is now showing in select cities. Find a location near you by visiting: www.machinegunpreacher.org.