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Monday, June 11, 2012

Machine Gun Preacher

My son can tell you that I don't watch many movies, and you can hopefully understand why, but a few days ago he told me about one that he had seen a while back called "Machine Gun Preacher." He thought of it as I was talking to him about our responsibility as Americans to bless and help people in other countries with food, clothing, medicine, etc... I started getting upset as I told him of the time that I emailed most everyone on my email contact list an opportunity to bless and possibly save a kid's life by donating $8 to feed them for a month. I was surprised that only one person approached me. I couldn't believe it. Out of all those people, especially in one of the richest countries in the world, no one could shell out $8. That's pathetic. I mean we're talking about 8 Hershey bars, not a new car. The point is, kids are
dying over in Africa and other places, just because there is no food. I have even read that they will put dirt into their mouths because their stomach hurts so bad. We don't have to go and hand it to them. There are ministries that need our help. They will do it! All we have to do is what we're supposed to do. Tithe. 10%. That's it! We don't need to build bigger churches and have more programs here in America. We need to do what Jesus told us to do and that's look out for the least of these. As I rambled on about it with my son, he said that I should really see the movie because it's along the same concept.

It is a true story about a man named Sam Childers that was a chief sinner (drugs, guns, prison) who found Jesus and decided to go on a mission trip. While over there, his heart was moved with compassion about helping the kids so he started a church back in the US and with their help (and out of his own pocket), he built an orphanage in Sudan. But their was danger, and still is. He had to protect the children by using force against the LRA. The movie goes on and shows you how real the struggle over there is. He is still there doing this as I write this. Great movie! I hope you go and rent it, because if you have a heart for helping kids and those less fortunate, you will be inspired to see his story.

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