LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. – “Limbless evangelist” Nick Vujicic continues giving the message he has already told millions of people throughout the world – that a life can be lived without limits despite the greatest of odds against you. He is scheduled to speak at Crossline Community Church on Saturday (June 13 at 6:30 pm).
“Think of all the people who need to hear this message,” said ministry leaders on livinglifewithoutlimbs.org. “The student who gets taunted and pushed around because he’s different. The teenager who writes a note about why she wants to end her life. The wounded veteran who struggles to pay rent as he searches for work. The single mom who feels like she has nothing left to give.”
Vujicic is coming to the end of his West Coast tour of “Stand Strong – Living Life Without Limits” in Orange County on Saturday and Newbury Park on Sunday. The events can be seen livestreamed on the web at lifewithoutlimbs.tv.
Organizers describe the tour as a strategic effort to reach entire communities with the hope and love of Jesus Christ. “With 2 buses, for 2 weeks, traveling over two 2500 miles, Nick and the Life Without Limbs team will be journeying across 3 states and 12 cities, reaching the masses with the Love and hope found only in Jesus,” the ministry states.
Vujicic (pronounced VOO-yee-cheech) was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs, without any medical explanation or warning. His bio includes the fact that 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,” his bio reads.
As president and CEO of Life Without Limbs, he is dedicated to sharing his life-changing message of hope found in Christ, and has been welcomed to speak in countries around the world, including those with strict restrictions against religious speech. The gripping film “Hope For Hurting Hearts” featured Vujicic along with Greg and Cathe Laurie, and Jeremy Camp, and included him sharing his feelings of unfathomable loss and emotional pain while growing up.
Vujicic said before the advance viewing of “Hope For Hurting Hearts” at Harvest churches in Riverside and Irvine, that during the shooting of the film, he had the opportunity to go more in depth than at any other previous interviews, about how he struggled as a child with the realization that by being born with no arms or legs he was very different than most everyone else.
“I really felt like I opened up on this film a lot more than any other interview,” Vujicic explained. “There are very few times that I’ve really cried … I really feel there is a depth of transparency and emotional sharing from the heart that doesn’t happen a lot these days. Not that I don’t emotionally share my story everywhere, it’s just the fact that we really wanted to be part of a film that gets real, not simply that I tried to commit suicide at age 10, let’s move on. I think there’s a beautiful unique depth.”
Information about the event on Saturday can be found on the Crossline Community Church website.
— Nick Vujicic (@nickvujicic) June 12, 2015