I had never heard of this movie or David Eubank and his family until my sister sent me the link to stream this movie.
Within the first few minutes of viewing Free Burma Rangers, I knew this was going to be a documentary that would stick with me long after the credits rolled.
David Eubank, his wife Karen, and their children serve the Lord in their ministry known as Free Burma Rangers. They go to war-torn countries and train and assist those oppressed by evil armies bent on their destruction. They work in both Burma and Iraq, and have recently expanded into Syria.
David Eubank, the son of missionaries, says at the beginning of the movie that he always felt more like a soldier than a missionary. God has used him mightily as both. With extensive military training and an even stronger faith, David, his family, and a team of other soldiers for Christ have rescued countless people by risking their own lives.
They also reach people for Jesus while tending to the people’s most basic needs.
The movie is gritty at times, showing the true reality of evil bent on taking the lives of the innocent. There are stories of parents losing their children in horrific ways and high casualties. As such, this movie would not be suitable for anyone younger than a much-older teen to adult.
However, while hard to watch in some places – a little girl hiding under her deceased mom’s scarf while surrounded by other dead people for instance – it is well worth the watch. It is gripping and yet tender. David and Karen have a strong faith and portray it authentically and honestly. They lay down their lives for others – the perfect example of what Jesus did for us.
Free Burma Rangers challenges the viewer to look beyond themselves and to seek the Lord’s guidance on how He might lead them to do His work. Sometimes God’s plans aren’t what we might expect, but they are always the right plans. And as David Eubank has come to discover during countless dangerous missions, God gives courage and protection. He makes a way when the way seems impossible.
I would highly recommend Free Burma Rangers. It is excellent in every way and a movie that not only tugs at the heartstrings, but changes us and makes us want to do more for the Kingdom.
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