The remarkable humanitarian services provided in war-torn areas by David Eubank and his rangers can now be seen on the big screen in the riveting documentary, “Free Burma Rangers.”
“Free Burma Rangers” will be in theaters Monday and Tuesday through Fantom Events and is being released in partnership with LifeWay Films and Deidox Films. The film follows the valiant Eubank family and the army of rangers/missionaries they’ve rallied to help people in war-torn regions of the world. The raw and inspiring movie truly illustrates Christianity in action.
David Eubank, who grew up as a missionary child, is a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer turned life-risking aid worker who carries the words of the Bible in his heart and a rifle in his hand when out on his rescue missions. Unlike most people, Eubank and his thousands of trained rangers run toward the sound of gunfire and bombs when out doing what he believes God called him to.
The documentary follows the gripping story of the Free Burma Rangers led by Eubank, along with his wife Karen along with their children as they strive to deliver the Gospel alongside food and medicine in the most dangerous parts of the world, such as Burma (Myanmar), Iraq and Syria.
According to their website, Free Burma Rangers have helped 1.5 million displaced persons to date who would have otherwise died.
Eubank’s mantra is that “love is the anecdote to evil.” The following is an edited transcript of The Christian Post’s interview with Eubank who describes the heartbeat behind his mission and God’s providential protection.
Christian Post: If you could define Free Burma Rangers so the rest of the world could understand it, how would you describe it?
Eubank: We are a humanitarian relief group motivated by love to help people under attack and oppression. We go where we are invited to help people and put a light on what is happening.
I am motivated by what Jesus does for me and want to share His love and encourage people to follow Him. We are not to be led by comfort, fear or pride, but go in the love God gives us. We go into areas of direct combat to save lives and share love.
CP: Your life’s mission has been a true example of walking in faith. How have you encouraged yourself to trust God in all things?
Eubank: By prayer and choosing to follow God no matter what. [It’s] mostly by the supernatural power of Jesus I have experienced that enables me, as weak, sinful and foolish, as I sometimes am, to do good when I could not. I see God’s way works and mine doesn’t. I have experienced the transforming power of Jesus in myself and others and this builds my faith. I am carried not so much by my faith but by His grace.
CP: You’ve been on the front lines and have seen the power of forgiveness, prayer, and supernatural protection in action. Can you talk about witnessing the hand of God at work?
Eubank: All the time, from my heart changing, to others’ hearts changing, to miracles in combat and doors opened. Impossibly being freed from capture, escape from death, our children healed in the jungle, people who have given their lives to Jesus who before were Muslims and atheist.
CP: You’ve lost a lot of people and have seen a lot of evil, how do you keep going when your spirit is broken?
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law