Nick Vujicic Brings a Message of Hope to Packed FAU Stadium
Nearly 20,000 people filled up FAU Football Stadium on Saturday, November 7 as they came to listen to motivational speaker Nick Vujicic.
Hosted by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, and other local churches, the event began with a modern-rock worship band from Pacific Northwest who travels around the world with Nick, The Josh Elliot Band, which began the night with covers of popular songs like Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance”, before getting into more worship music.
Vujicic’s message of hope and faith was heard by all whom were in attendance, and by the end of the night over 700 people came forward to accept a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Many times throughout the presentation Vujicic made it a point to say that his personal relationship with Jesus is what has made him a stronger person, and since his decision when he was 15 years old to give his life to Jesus, he has learned more about his life’s purpose.
The Australian native was born with Tetra-amelia syndrome — a congenital disorder that causes the absence of limbs. As a child, he faced bullying for years, and the continuous harassment and feeling of being a burden led him to attempt suicide by drowning at 10 years old.
However, Vujicic got out of the bathtub and began focusing more on what he had than what he didn’t have.
At 19, Vujicic began speaking in public about the trials of his life, he eventually continued his work and became an author, musician, actor and YouTube sensation with nearly 70,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.
“I’m not a speaker that says everything’s perfect, there are ups and downs,” said Vujicic to the crowd on Saturday. “But no matter who you are, God has a plan.”
As the evening came to a close Nick announced that he believed “something new is happening in South Florida,” and suggested that he would be returning to Florida for more of what took place on this night.