I had been in the mission field for 30 years (Africa, Mideast, India area, S. America, and Europe), but in 2007 took a long needed sabbatical and spent that year volunteering with a charitable foundation located in San Diego. I had heard about Nick in 2006 and loved his original video clip, passing it on to many others. During the summer of ’07 I got an e-mail from my wife who was taking care of our field work saying that Nick was going to be speaking not far from where I was. I looked into it and found where his speaking engagement was going to be, found a friend to go with me, got there early, & took front row seats.
Needless to say I was totally moved by Nick’s message, and was very impressed by his cheerfulness and ability to make jokes, even about his own disability. I had taken that year away from the mission field in order to recover from burn-out, but was re-enjuvenated by Nick’s dedication and VERVE! I got one of those 350,000 hugs and asked Nick if he would ever be coming to Serbia where we have our ministry. Now he’s coming in 3 weeks time (Sept 22-23)! PTL! I have been praying for Nick and his ministry regularly, receive his newsletter, and use many of his video clips in our own ministry.
Thanks, Nick, for following the Lord’s leading in your life and for inspiring so many millions with your example!