Waiting outside the door…
As I waited at the front door of my green room for Nick Vujicic to arrive on our premises, I paced back and forth as it would be our meet for the very first time, I WAS REALLY NERVOUS! Our service was scheduled to begin at 7:30p.m. and the crowds started lining up outside at 4:30p.m. on a Friday! I had seen Nicks’ inspirational video messages on the internet and on multiple Televison Networks that he had filmed from Africa – India – America and other parts of the world. But, I had never met NICK in person, face to face!
One of my staff members gives me the motion and says; “Nick just pulled up!” (I am REALLY nervous now!) I look over my left shoulder and see his Cadillac Escalade pull up at the parking spot that leads straight back to the Green Room. I peek on the status of the completion on his parking condition. The car’s engine is turned off by now and I see Nick’s head being lowered from the back of the Escalade. I felt like ‘OH MY GOD”, Nick is actually here. I mean here at Victory Outreach Oxnard!
What many people don’t understand is that I had been trying to get Nick to my church for 3 years and Nick only lives 30 minutes away from my house. Nick was finally here – YES!
In the Green Room…
Nick is the first one off his vehicle and the first one in the green room. After his sound check we sit down across the dinner table and begin talking as if we knew each other for the past 10 years. Nick has a gifting about him that knows how to take away somebody’s shaking nerves in an instant!
After Nick’s speaking engagement that night, (Which by the way, we had an enormous projected video feed on screen outdoors in a heated section of our parking lot because the crowds were too big) we find ourselves back in the green room talking away over a freshly opened grilled “Ribeye” steak made by one of our Victory Outreach Chefs. It didn’t take no more than 3 minutes for me to have to second look if I was having dinner with a man that was born without limbs! Only if you were looking up and down you would realize that he had no limbs, but his behavior, actions, confidence and JOY said that he had MORE limbs than anyone else in that room that night. He begin to tell me about his family history and up-bringing as a child. It was as if I was having an actual “live” audio book read to me from his book “Life Without Limbs” by the actual author himself in person! It can’t any get better than that! Nick has a personality that is so humorous and is also good about laughing at other people’s jokes too! I never met such a great encourager like Nick, but I must say that he is one extra-ordinary VISIONARY! He begin to tell me about a vision that he has to purchase a mega-tent that he can travel with to host revivals in! I saw personally how Nick really does have a heart for people. He has a heart for souls, he has GOD’S HEART! He began telling me that he holds the “Guinness World Record” for giving the most hugs to people in one hour. He is a humble man. Nick has preached in over 54 other countries worldwide and is taking the time to preach to his backyard (Ventura, County). He has preached in Anaheim Angles Stadium, and to crowds that rank in the masses. I asked him WHY he accepted the invitation to Victory Outreach Oxnard. This is a man that has had to say no to over 30,000 invitations to speak becuase 24hrs in a day does not permit him to say yes to them all, because it’s humanly impossible. He pauses for a few seconds when I ask him why Oxnard? He answers me by saying; “Bill Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ said; “There is going to be a Coming Revival in the Ventura County area in the end times”. I responded with my jaw dropped “Wow!”. I assumed that Nick is going to be part of that revival as is so Victory Outreach Oxnard. Nick’s ministry and Victory Outreach Oxnard will be partnering soon to do something “MEGA” in Ventura County!!!
I learned so much from Nick that evening, there is not enough time to type it out. I know one thing. the name of Nick’s Ministry has way more influence in my life than it ever did in the past! “LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS”. (So true!)
My family and I were able to meet Nick’s fiancee “Kanae” and have a great time with her and Nick’s team over dinner. I beleive Nick has found the right woman for his life. She is well aware of Nick’s vision and supports it 100% and is already with her hands to the plow in his great ministry.
If you have not already purchased Nick’s Book “Life Without Limits”, get it as soon as possible. It will change your way of thinking!
Here is what I have already been able to pull out from his book.
“I can’t put a hand on your shoulder to reassure you, but I can speak from the heart” – Nick V.
“I’m officially DISABLED, but I’m truly ENABLED because my lack of limbs” – Nick V.
“If you feel frustrated right now, that’s okay. Your sense of frustration means you want more for life than you have right now”. – Nick V.
“My life is an adventure still being written and so is yours” – Nick V.
“At first I was not willing to confront that what was really wrong with me wasn’t my body, it was the limits I put on myself and my limited vision of the possibilities for my life”. – Nick V.