Evangelist Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. He is known worldwide for his inspiring messages of faith and hope that come from his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
This past Wednesday, at the end of two weeks of ministry work in Asia, he shared about meeting with a young girl and her family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Like himself, this young girl has no arms or legs. He called this meeting a “divine appointment.”
When the family heard that Vujicic was speaking in Kuala Lumpar, they made a seven hour trip to hear him speak — only to arrive and find that the event was filled.
Vujicic related the story of their meeting on his Facebook page:
“After patiently waiting more than 4 hours for us to leave the venue, they managed to track down which van I was in. That in itself was no easy task, as there was quite a bit of commotion exiting the event, and our convoy was made up of three different vans which carry the team and our gear.”
“They followed behind us, planning on saying hello whenever we reached our destination. When we stopped for fuel, they came running out of their car. Our host, Joshua, saw them coming up to the van and said to me, ‘Wow, you’ll never believe what I’m seeing. There’s a family with a girl who has no arms and no legs, and they’re coming to see you.’
“We all immediately recognized that moment as a divine appointment.”
“Her mother was crying, her father’s face face shining with joy. My heart was so drawn to them, even after chatting for just a short while. After a few hugs and kisses, and praying together, I invited them back to our hotel for a meal and some fellowship. There I learned that her nickname is actually Nik, her father is a doctor, and her mother is nurse. Like my own family, they had no idea Nik would be without limbs until she was born. We had a great discussion over dinner, and I look forward to keeping in touch and encouraging them as much as possible in the future. “
Vujicic concluded his Facebook post with:
“It’s meetings like these that remind me how love can bring together some of the most diverse people. I love that love knows no bounds.”
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13
About Nick Vujicic
“If just one more person finds eternal life in Jesus Christ… it is all worth it. You can help me spread this message today!”
Imagine getting through your busy day without hands or feet. Picture your life without the ability to walk, care for your basic needs, or even embrace those you love. Meet Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced VOO-yee-cheech). Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs. Three sonograms failed to reveal complications. And yet, the Vujicic family was destined to cope with both the challenge and blessing of raising a son who refused to allow his physical condition to limit his lifestyle.
The early days were difficult. Throughout his childhood, Nick not only dealt with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with depression and loneliness. Nick constantly wondered why he was different than all the other kids. He questioned the purpose of life, or if he even had a purpose.
According to Nick, the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the journey have inspired him to carry on, as well.
Since his first speaking engagement at age 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions, sometimes in stadiums filled to capacity, speaking to a range of diverse groups such as students, teachers, young people, business professionals and church congregations of all sizes. Today this dynamic young evangelist has accomplished more than most people achieve in a lifetime. He’s an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming. In 2007, Nick made the long journey from Australia to southern California where he is the president of the international non-profit ministry, Life Without Limbs, which was established in 2005.
Nick says, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” Nick’s latest foray into radio will expand his platform for inviting men and women all around the world to embrace the liberating hope and message of Jesus Christ. (http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/about-nick/bio/)
For more about Nick Vujicic’s incredible testimony to hope in Christ in the midst of life’s difficulties, visit Life Without Limbs.