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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
- 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
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.
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 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.
|Series Producer||Matthew Napier|
|Executive Producer||Dave Stanford|