Nick Vujicic brings the masses to FAU Stadium

Speaker Nick Vujicic came to FAU’s Stadium on Saturday night, spreading his message of faith and hope to a crowd of nearly 20,000 people.


Nick Vujucic, president of Life Without Limbs, held an event at the FAU stadium on Nov. 7. Mohammed F Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Alexandra Van Erven , Contributing Writer

The football stadium was the most full it’s been since the University of Miami game on the night of Saturday, Nov. 7, hosting nearly 20,000 people for motivational speaker Nick Vujicic.

Vujicic paid a visit to FAU for the second time in a week to speak to a crowd made up of students and the Boca Raton community on his Live Without Limits Florida tour. Vujicic also came to the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 5; Saturday’s event was hosted by Calvary, an on-campus Christian organization.

Crowd listens intently as Nick Vujucic shared stories of his childhood. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer
Crowd listens intently as Nick Vujicic shared stories of his childhood. | Jonathan Scott, Contributing Photographer

His message was one of hope and faith within his Evangelical beliefs, and how he came to that faith after overcoming diversity — being born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a medical condition in which all four limbs are missing.

He included stories of talking with other students across the country about their experiences with bullying and hopelessness and his own work spreading the message of God around the world.

“I’m not a speaker that says everything’s perfect, there are ups and downs,” said Vujicic to the crowd. “But no matter who you are, God has a plan.”

Students who attended appreciated Vujicic’s messages.

Graduate student Ludnie Mauretour said, “I would have to say that Nick’s story was truly inspirational! Loved every moment of it.”

Senior education major Maria-Jose Olmos agreed, and said, “Nick’s witness for the Gospel of truth was inspiring. I admire him speaking about bullying, abortion, pornography, sex slavery and Jesus Christ. He was bold; he was courageous.

She also quoted Nick on one of his most powerful quotes of the night: “When you don’t get a miracle, you can be a miracle for someone else.”

The event included an opening performance from the Elliot Band, a music group from the Pacific Northwest who covered songs such as Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” and the Beatles’ “Come Together.”

The Elliot Band playing in the beginning of the event. | Mohammed F Emran, Asst. Creative Director

By the end of the event, Vujicic brought nearly 700 people down from the stands to profess their newly found faith in God. They stood on the sidelines of the stadium, emotionally charged as they were praying and being prayed for.

Nick Vujicic invited people from the stands to the sidelines at the end of his speech if they made the decision to become a Christian. Alexis Hayward | Web Editor
Nick Vujicic invited people from the stands to the sidelines at the end of his speech if they made the decision to become a Christian. | Alexis Hayward. Web Editor

Vujicic said many times throughout the presentation that his personal faith in God has made him a stronger person, and since his decision when he was 15 years old to give his life to faith, he has learned more about his life’s purpose.

“I don’t know if my plane crash is going to be tomorrow,” said Vujicic about the uncertainties of life. “But I do know that I’m a citizen of heaven just passing through.”