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Evangelist Nick Vujicic shared an inspirational story of “divine appointment” on his Facebook page Tuesday.
Vujicic, who was born with no arms or legs, is in the midst of a two-week Christian outreach tour of several Asian countries.
With a photo of the family in the capital city of Malaysia, Vujicic begins, “Friends, I have an incredible story to share about a family I met in Kuala Lumpur.”
He goes on to say the family drove seven hours to meet him but found the event was filled when they arrived.
“After patiently waiting for more than 4 hours for us to leave the venue, they managed to track down which van I was in,” he continues. “That in itself was no easy task, as there was quite a bit of commotion exiting the event, and our convoy was made up of three different vans which carry the team and our gear.
“They followed behind us, planning on saying hello whenever we reached our destination. When we stopped for fuel, they came running out of their car. Our host, Joshua, saw them coming up to the van and said to me, ‘Wow, you'll never believe what I'm seeing. There's a family with a girl who has no arms and no legs, and they're coming to see you.’
“We all immediately recognized that moment as a divine appointment,” Vujicic explains.
He says the young girl’s mother was crying, while her father’s face was shining with joy.
“My heart was so drawn to them, even after chatting for just a short while," he says. "After a few hugs and kisses, and praying together, I invited them back to our hotel for a meal and some fellowship.”
Vujicic says he then learned the girl's nickname is Nik, and, like his own family, Nik’s parents had no idea she would be without limbs until she was born. Her father is a doctor and her mother a nurse.
“We had a great discussion over dinner, and I look forward to keeping in touch and encouraging them as much as possible in the future. It's meetings like these that remind me how love can bring together some of the most diverse people. I love that love knows no bounds.”
Vujicic ends his post with a quote from 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (NIV).
In an additional posting of himself with the girl and her father, Vujicic writes, “How incredible is this? While in Kuala Lumpur, I met a girl just like me—no arms or legs. ... I'm so blessed to be able to spend time and share my Hope with people like this.”
Vujicic and his ministry team, Life Without Limbs, started the second part of their tour in Asia for the 2013 World Outreach in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Aug. 23. They also visited the Indonesian city of Surabaya as well as Malaysia and Thailand, and are scheduled to be in Singapore through Sunday.
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