Nick Vujici, Inspirational Speaker
As I watched my impulse first thought was to yell out, “No, don’t do it. You’ll drown yourself!” He had no arms or legs! How’s he supposed to swim? But then the video showed him coming up out of the water, with a satisfying, refreshed look on his face. And then doing the back stroke!
His name is Nick Vujici. He’s from Australia and is 23. He has a website called lifewithoutlimbs.org. He was born with no arms or legs except for what he calls a chicken foot that has two toes on it. He’s got an interessting video out and it shows him going through his daily routine:
When Nick was born, his father, who is a pastor, had to leave the room and rush to the bathroom where, to say it gently, his father emptied out an upset stomach. Nick’s mom who was anxious to see her newborn kept waiting and wondering why the nurses would not bring the newborn to her. But as he worked through giant struggles and growing up Nick learned to trust and have peace in God. When he speaks to audiences he hinges his speeches on Bible verses such as:
Jeremiah 29:11– For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Romans 8:28– And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose..
Nick is an inspirational Christian speaker. He has told his life story in places all over the world. (And wants to even have more speaking engagements.) In the video above, this is what he said about overcoming the obstacles in life: “. . . to overcome your obstacles you have to realize where you are and to visualize yourself overcoming the obstacle.” Here’s another of him speaking: