Get up close and personal with Nick Vujicic

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EL CENTRO –The Naval Air Facility El Centro hosted evangelist Nick Vujicic for its Safety Stand Down presentation on Friday morning to give the soldiers an inspirational view and message concerning life.

Soldiers packed the naval theatre to hear Vujicic speak about the importance of self confidence, faith, and love in one’s life above all else.

Vujicic opened the presentation with jokes and laughter, and then got down to the heart of his presentation.  He told of his inspiring story of perseverance and determination in the face of his own doubts and fears.

“You don’t know what can come out of your broken pieces until you them a chance.”

That message was overwhelmingly well received by the soldiers of the El Centro base.

Eric Thompson, a sailor present in the theatre, was already texting his family after the presentation about what he had heard and encouraging them to Google “Vujicic”.

“I’m not a very religious person, but you don’t have to be to get the message,” said Thompson, who was a bit choked up after the presentation, “Doesn’t matter if you believe or not, the message hits you.”

Vujicic is a Melbourne, Australia native who was born without arms or legs, but has taken that disability and run with it.  He now lives out a successful life as a motivational speaker, evangelist, and recently, a bestselling author.  He has spoken in 44 countries and leaves soon for the Middle East.

After speaking at the Navy Facility, Vujicic spoke to two thousand Imperial Valley students from 19 schools at Southwest High School gymnasium in the afternoon.

Vujicic will be speaking to the public Saturday night, December 1st, at the Central High School’s football field at 6:00 p.m. This event is free to the public with the donation of one can of food to be donated later to local food banks. The Elliot Band will be performing.

Bring the whole family.

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  1. I was at the Nick at NAF event. He was excellent, powerful, tender and encouraging to our military, DOD employees and family members. His messages of faith, family and friends to help us get through our painful times was on point and needed. As a counselor, I especially appreciated the messages for suicide prevention. The rate of suicide in the military has increased in recent years. A great thanks to all who made it happen, not only at NAF and at the schools. I excited about what is going to happen at Central High School tonight at 6:00 pm.

  2. Today was truly an awesome day of watching men and women, as well as our youth, being deeply moved and motivated by the gentle words of Nick Vujicic. The NAF was our fist stop this morning where Nick spoke to approximately 300 sailors, men and women. These brave military people serve our country and many throughout the world often suffer from stress, depression and thoughts of suicide. Today these troops heard words of hope, love and faith as Nick openly shared his own struggles and victories he has experienced in his life.
    In the afternoon Nick visited Southwest High School and spoke to approximately 2,000 students representing 19 schools. Once again very personal issues were discussed openly, and lives were touched forever.

    Nick, I want to thank you for your love and compassion you are sharing with this community. We all look forward to hearing you again tomorrow evening when you speak at Central Highschool’s football field! 6:00 pm December 1st!

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