EL CENTRO â€“The Naval Air Facility El Centro hosted evangelistÂ 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.Â 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, aÂ sailor present in the theatre, was already texting his family after the presentation about what he had heard and encouraging them to Google â€œVujicicâ€.
“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.Â He now lives out a successful life as a motivational speaker, evangelist,Â and recently,Â a bestselling author.Â He has spoken in 44 countries and leaves soon for the Middle East.
After speaking at the Navy Facility, Vujicic spoke toÂ two thousand Imperial Valley students from 19 schoolsÂ at Southwest High School gymnasiumÂ in the afternoon.
Vujicic will be speaking to the public Saturday night, December 1st, at the Central High Schoolâ€™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.
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