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The 'Simple Gospel' Strategy Billy Graham Shared with Young Evangelist Nick Vujicic

Josh Shepherd : Mar 5, 2018 : The Stream

Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic has shared his testimony in 68 nations. What Billy Graham told him privately has fueled his passion for evangelism.

[] Nick Vujicic is a man on a mission. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs, he captures attention wherever he goes. It's a spotlight he's used to share the Christian Gospel through his ministry Life Without Limbs. (Photo: Nick Vujicic/Life Without Limbs/via

His story has opened doors for influence. Last week, Vujicic met with President Trump at an event in Florida. In his travels, the 35 year-old author and speaker has been received by 17 other heads of state. The message he shares changes little. When he spoke with Billy Graham seven years ago, it confirmed his approach.

It's not the only thing Vujicic (pronounced "voo-yi-chich") has in common with Graham. Last fall in California, the young evangelist preached in the largest traveling tent in North America. Every night for two weeks, Life Without Limbs ensured new converts connected with local churches. The outdoor tent outreach was reminiscent of gatherings that Billy Graham led in cities around the world.

Now based near Los Angeles, California, he shares how he found purpose despite his challenges, stories from his new book Be the Hands and Feet-and what he learned from the influential evangelist whom he looks to as a forerunner.

"Just Preach Jesus"

The Stream: This week, many have spoken of how Billy Graham impacted them. Could you share about your private meeting with Reverend Graham?

Nick Vujicic: My bride, Kanae, and I had the utmost honor of meeting with Reverend Billy Graham in his home with two of his daughters present. It was during a time in August 2011 when not many visitors were allowed. Yet his mental focus and encouragement to us as an engaged couple will be in our hearts forever.

One comment that he told me was to never preach against religions but to just preach Jesus. The Gospel is powerful enough on its own. He will be missed by many and hugged by the tens of millions in Heaven for the faith, courage and truth that he stood on and communicated so effectively...

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