Sunday, January 10, 2010

Life Without Limbs

Russ and I were at a Bible study about 6 months ago and the leader brought a video of this incredible young man, Nick Vujicic. He was born without arms and legs, and travels all over the world sharing his wonderful testimony, and his love for Christ. You can read about his life here. He is incredibly inspiring.

As we watched the video, I realized that his last name was the same as a friend I'd gone to high school with. It's not a common name, but he's from Australia, not Southern California. My friend and I don't see each other often, but we have kept in touch, so when I went home I sent her an email and asked her if by chance, she knew of him?

Not only did she know him, he's her nephew, and her husband is on the board of directors of this ministry. What are the odds? We talked on the phone later that week and she told me so many wonderful stories about this young man.


If he's in your area, take the time to go see him, you will be inspired.

I also want to say thank you to Judy at Benmakesten for this sweet blog award. Thanks Judy! You're supposed to pass it along to someone who has been with you from the beginning of your blog. I haven't been blogging long, but Jill at Bailiwick Designs and
Beverly at My Sew Sweet Studio have both been a wonderful support since I started, so I'm passing it on to them. Blessings,
Marcia



20 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I KNOW ABOUT THIS MAN...HE CAME TO SALT LAKE CITY AND SPOKE ON TEMPLE SQUARE IN THE TABERNACLE. HE IS SO INSPIRATIONAL...WOW...IF WE COULD HAVE EVEN A TINY BIT OF HIS UMPH MAYBE THERE WOULDN'T BE SO MUCH WHINNING GOING ON! :D

Christine said...

Truly amazing and inspiring! People such as this really make me stop and re-evaluate. How great God is!!
Thanks for sharing
Christine

My name is PJ. said...

Wow! That's sobering and inspiring all at the same time! And the world can be a very small place, can't it?

Becky K. said...

This young man surely makes a great big point about the value of life! How wonderful! I'll keep an eye out and go see him if he comes our way.

Congrats on the award.

Becky K.

~ Judy ~ said...

I look forward to coming back on my lunch break and reading about this awesome young man!

Glad you enjoyed your award!

LLJ said...

I watched Butterfly Circus that he was in - very heart moving. My friend has it posted on his blog.
http://unusualsoldiers.blogspot.com/2009/10/unusual-soldier.html
I hope you have a great day,
Leanne

Kelli said...

I'll be on the lookout for him. I can only imagine the effect his ministry has! :)

katie said...

Incredible LOVE. Christ for mankind, and Nick for Christ.
Makes me ashamed of complaining about my circumstances.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I have heard about the amazing young man, and isn't he an inspiration for all of us.

Andrea said...

I would love to hear him speak!

Congratulations on your award.
Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Jenny said...

Wow, that is seriously inspirational. Wow.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- what an amazing story, Marcia! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Beverly said...

Thank you so much for the award, Marcia. You have also been such a support for me as I ventured into blogland. I don't know much about awards, but I will pass it on if I can figure out how.
The young man you pictured above has been to my son's church. We were out of town at the time, but they said he was wonderful.
Again thanks for thinking of me.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Yes, I have seen Nick speak several times. He is a very inspiring young man with or without limbs! Just a fabulous testimony for us all!

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Marcia, I've watched several videos. He is truly amazing. What a wonderful spirit. I wonder if I would have been the same had it been me.

By the way, when I went to word verification, I had to type dummi. Is that more than a coincidence? :D

Gloria

Jeni said...

I've seen this guy on a video, so inspiring and such spirit!! thanks for the reminder!

Mimi Sue said...

I've read about him. So very inspiring. I take so many things for granted. I promise not to complain for at least a week. Mimi

sylvia said...

ohh for a strong and inspirede man this is..wow..thaks for sharing this.
from sylvia

BailiwickDesigns said...

Thank you for the award, Marcia! You are a blessing to me as well.

What an amazing testimony that young man has. It's just incredible!

xo Jill

T's Daily Treasures said...

I've seen his video several times and find him to be so inspiring! What a great testimony he shares! Everyone should have a little bit of what this man exudes. Have a great day. :) Blessings, Tammy