Sam Childers

Sam Childers
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Sam Childers arriving at a book signing of
Another Man's War
Born1963 (age 53-54)
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Notable worksAnother Man's War
Notable awardsMother Teresa Awards
Children1 daughter, 1 son (deceased)


Sam Childers (given birth to 1963) is a ex – Outlaws member who have today dedicates his lifestyle and assets to rescue kids in the battle area of South Sudan. Childers and his wife Lynn founded and operate Angels of East Africa, the Children’s Community Orphanage in Nimule, South Sudan, where they now have a lot more than 300 kids in their treatment. In 2013 he received the Mom Teresa Award for Public Justice.

Early life

Sam Childers was created in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the boy of Paul Childers, an ironworker and former Sea. Childers got two old brothers, Paul Jr. and George. He also got a sister, Donna, who passed away of a center issue before she was a yr older. While he was developing up, his parents shifted the family members from spot to place, following building projects.In the planting season of 1974, shortly before Childers turned 12, his family shifted to Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Entering seventh quality he discovered smoking cigarettes, marijuana, alcoholic beverages and heroin, which resulted in a long time of drug craving, drug working, and alcoholism. Childers also created a like for motorcycles and the approach to life that led him to become person in the Outlaws Motorbike Club.Childers married Jaszper, a stripper, before converting to Christianity, and had a little girl (Paige) and a kid.


Childers changed into Christianity in mid-1992, by using his wife, throughout a revival conference at an Set up of God chapel. That same night Childers' pastor allegedly prophesied that he'd head to Africa. By the end of 1998, Childers produced his initial visit to Sudan. For the reason that 1st trip and the countless that adopted, he was subjected to the functions from the Lord's Level of resistance Military (LRA), which he referred to as atrocious. Shortly after his 1st visit to Sudan, Childers and his wife Lynn founded the Angels of East Africa, the Children's Town in Southern Sudan. The Kids’s Town currently homes and educates over 100 orphans, with over one thousand kids rescued since its conception. The personnel in the Children's Town are mainly Sudanese orphans and widows themselves.Childers information the occasions of his existence and his encounters in Africa in his publication Another Man's Battle. The publication bears the endorsement from South Sudan Chief executive Salva Kiir Mayardit, "The Reverend Sam Childers is a very good friend to the federal government of South Sudan for quite some time and is a reliable friend."In November 2009, Childers appeared on Debra Peppers' tv program Outreach Connection in Quincy, Illinois. He exposed that he also rescues kids abducted in north Uganda.

In popular culture

In 2011, Relativity Press released a biopic about Childers entitled Machine Weapon Preacher, that was predicated on Childers' book Another Man's Battle. The film was compiled by Jason Keller and directed by Marc Forster. The cast presented Gerard Butler in the name function, Michelle Monaghan as Childers' wife Lynn, and Michael Shannon as his closest friend Donnie.In 2014, a documentary using the same title was made by Angels of East Africa. It had been released in THE UNITED STATES by Vision Movies (USA).