Machine Gun Preacher (Competition Now Closed)

Win one of 5 double passes and a merchandise pack.

Sam Childers, AKA Machine Gun Preacher, is heading to The Fly By Night in Fremantle to share his incredible true story of international justice with local audiences.

The Herald is giving our readers the chance to win a double pass plus a merchandise pack valued at $170 each.

Each merchandise pack contains 1 x MGP movie starring Gerard Butler, 1 x MGP Documentary, 1 x Book Another Man’s War and 1 x Book Living on the Edge.

In 1998, Childers 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.

According to Childers, God sent him a message while in Nimule. “I want you to build an orphanage for the children, and I want you to build it here,” God told Childers.

Locals thought he was mad. At the time, the Lord’s Resistance Army, a brutal rebel militia that had kidnapped 30,000 children and murdered hundreds of thousands of villagers, was laying waste to the area. But Sam was adamant: God had told him to build the orphanage in Nimule and that’s where he was going to build it.

With the orphanage finished, Sam began to lead armed missions to rescue children from the LRA.

Sam Childers has rescued over 1500 children and in 2013 he received the Mother Teresa Award for International Social Justice (the largest award of its type in the world for International Social Justice) and he’s the only American ever to be bestowed with that honour (the Dalai Lama and UK House of Lords rep, Baroness Caroline Cox were also bestowed with this award in previous years).

All ticket proceeds go towards Sam’s work Friday, 1 September
Main bar open from 6.30pm Doors  from 7.30pm 

Pre sale tickets: $34.50
Details at www.flybynight.org

This competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Competition closes 4pm 22.8.17 with winners announced in the 26.8.17 edition of your Fremantle Herald.

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