New documentary captures the remarkable mission work of the Eubank family

Religion News Service | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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NASHVILLE — LifeWay Films and Deidox Films announced today the forthcoming release of Free Burma Rangers, the remarkable true story of one American family that has dedicated their lives to training and leading dangerous rescue missions with people groups in Burma and Iraq oppressed by war and terrorist attacks.

Directed by Brent Gudgel and Chris Sinclair, Free Burma Rangers follows David Eubank, a former missionary-kid who spent 10 years in the U.S. Special Forces. When his father, who was serving on the mission field in Thailand, called David in 1993 to ask him to come and help the nation’s ethnic people caught in a civil war, David knew God was calling him to go. He asked his then-girlfriend Karen to marry him and follow him on the adventure of a lifetime.

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“When David asked me to marry him and move to Burma, I knew that I needed to say no and let it go, or say yes and go all in,” said Karen Eubank.

Karen and David married and went to Burma in lieu of a typical honeymoon with one mission in mind: to free the oppressed and rescue victims.

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Using his military experience, David began training ethnic groups to administer rescue missions to help those in need while ethnic medics set up medical clinics and Karen developed children’s programs.

As the groups did the relief missions, running toward the height of conflict to rescue and bring aid to all the victims they could find, more and more ethnic groups joined in.

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Soon, the indigenous leaders asked if David would train teams for them, and in 1997, the Free Burma Rangers were officially founded.

More than two decades later, the Eubank family continues to serve the people of Burma. They have raised three children in the country, and the Free Burma Rangers have today accrued and trained...
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