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Imagine entering life without arms or legs. In 1982 Nick Vujicic was born with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder, a condition which still baffles doctors today. Yet, with one small foot and a lot of faith, Nick is living a most extraordinary life and bringing hope to millions.
One morning in 2009 I met Nick in a Sydney hotel and recorded this conversation. In it he describes just how difficult life was as a child, the moment his life turned around, and how God has redeemed his suffering in miraculous ways.
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In the Interview
‘It took my mum about four months before she came to terms with [my condition]. My dad took the initiative to hold me first.’
‘If God wasn’t going to stop my pain I decided I was. I was eight years old and I tried to drown myself in a bath tub with 10 centimetres of water.’
‘I gave my life to Jesus Christ at fifteen when I read John chapter 9—the story about a man who was born blind and no one knew why, but Jesus said it happened so that the works of God may be revealed through him.’
‘I can go to a golf club and sit there for two and a half hours just practicing my putts. I started swimming at age six.’
‘So far I’ve spoken to 600 million people. We’ve seen 200,000 first decisions for Christ and if it’s only one soul that comes to heaven then it’s all worth it.’
‘When God doesn’t give you a miracle, you are a miracle of God.’
You may find the following links and resources helpful:
- Transcript: Here’s the Nick Vujicic interview in print form
- Book: Open House Volume 3 features Nick’s story
- Book: Life Without Limits, Nick’s biography
- Link: Nick Vujicic’s website
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