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14/06/2015

Claire McCollum meets a real-life good samaritan. The remarkable Nick Vujicic talks about how he inspires hundreds of millions across the world with his message of faith and his belief in what he can do - despite being born with no arms or legs.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jun 2015 16:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Hubert Parry

    Ye Servants of God

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Charles Wesley.

    Tune: Laudate Dominum, Composer: C Hubert H Parry

  • Choir and Congregation of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sutton Coldfield

    Sweet Heart of Jesus

    Conductor: Craig McLeish.

    Tune: Traditional

  • Matt Redman

    Your Grace Finds Me

    Performer: Matt Redman. Composer: Jonas Myrin. Composer: Carl Gustaf. Lyricist: Matt Redman. Lyricist: Jonas Myrin. Lyricist: Carl Gustaf.

    Composer: Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, Carl Gustaf

  • Choir and Audience of Birmingham Town Hall

    Sing Hosanna (feat. Birmingham Town Hall Gospel Choir)

    Conductor: David Lawrence. Music Arranger: Craig McLeish.

    Tune: Traditional

  • Jenn Bostic

    Little Grace

    Performer: Jenn Bostic. Lyricist: Jenn Bostic.

    Composer: Jenn Bostic

  • Howard E Smith

    Love Lifted Me

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of New Testament Assembley Church, Tooting. Conductor: Ken Burton. Featured Artist: Beechcroft Choir. Featured Artist: Noel H Tredinnick. Featured Artist: Marica Mc Pherson. Featured Artist: Neil Watson - Bass Player. Featured Artist: Joshua Adgomar. Featured Artist: Floyd Millen. Featured Artist: Stefan Brown. Featured Artist: Adam Kerr. Featured Artist: Paul Johnson. Featured Artist: Melicia Walker. Featured Artist: Veronica Brown. Featured Artist: Jacqueline Ewers. Featured Artist: Paulette Brown - Backing Vocals. Lyricist: James Rowe.

    Composer: Howard E Smith

  • Choir and Congregation of St Peter's Episcopal Church

    Fill Thou My Life

    Music Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Lyricist: Horatius N. Bonar.

    Tune: Billing Composer: Richard Runciman Terry

Music

  • Ye Servants of God was performed by the choir and congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth
  • Sweet Heart of Jesus was performed by the choir and congregation of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sutton Coldfield
  • Your Grace Finds Me was performed by Matt Redman at Bush Hall, London
  • Sing Hosanna was performed by The Birmingham Town Hall Gospel Choir with the audience of Birmingham Town Hall
  • Little Grace was performed by Jenn Bostic 
  • Love Lifted Me was performed by Beechcroft Choir with the congregation of the New Testament Assembly church in Tooting, London
  • Fill Thou My Life was performed by the congregation of St Peter's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Stories

Katie Cutler and Alan Barnes

Katie Cutler was so moved when she read how disabled pensioner Alan Barnes had been mugged outside his own home she decided to do something about it. She set up an online fund raising site to raise money to help him move house. She hoped to raise about £500 but was amazed when the total escalated to over £330,000.  Claire McCollum met up with Katie and Alan to hear their story.

Katie has gone on to set up The Katie Cutler Foundation to raise money for others in need of a little help. Claire joined Katie and four ladies, diagnosed with cancer, Katie was treating to a pamper day.


Jenn Bostic
David Grant meets Nashville based singer songwriter Jenn Bostic. Jenn talks about how her faith plays an important role in her songwriting.  After the interview Jenn performs her song Little Grace.


Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic is an inspirational speaker and bestselling author. His videos on YouTube have had in excess of 100 million hits. He’s spoken to audiences in 57 countries and reached a tenth of the world’s population. His message is a simple story of hope. Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982 but for his parents the joy of their firstborn was replaced with utter shock. For no medical reason and with no warning, Nick was born with no arms and no legs. His parents were told he would never go to school, never walk, never have a job, never get married and at the age of 10 Nick was so depressed by his condition that he attempted to commit suicide.
But his parents are strong Christians. They saw their son as a gift from God but just one that was differently packaged! Through their inspiration Nick’s own personal faith grew and became strong. He realised he had a choice – to be angry at what he didn’t have or be thankful for what he did have. Since that time he has consistently defied the odds. He felt called to be a speaker and has since taken his message all over the world, a simple message of God’s love and faith in Jesus – that everyone is valuable and everyone is made for a purpose. Songs of Praise caught up with him minutes before he spoke at an event in London's ExCel arena.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Claire McCollum
Presenter David Grant
Participant Nick Vujicic
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford

Broadcasts

  • Sun 14 Jun 2015 16:30
  • Sun 14 Jun 2015 16:35

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