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David Nasser Speaks to UC Students


Williamsburg, Ky. - On January 21 and 22, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) held a Faith Development convocation in the Gatliff Chapel featuring speaker, David Nasser. The speaker, author, visionary and minister came to UC to share with the students and faculty steps to overcoming fear with the help of God.

David’s presentation was based on Isaiah 41:10 which reads, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” As Nasser expressed his emotions throughout his experiences, he repeated this verse aloud; hanging on to every last word as he emphasized the importance the verse had to his message.

David began to share his story of living in Iran during the revolution where thousands of people were killed every day. Filled with fear and constant anxiety, David’s family had to flee to the United States in order to escape the violence and danger that surrounded them daily. This would have been a frightening experience for anyone, especially to David, who was only nine years old at the time. He and his family left everything behind in hopes of a brighter future where they could live freely and safely. Although David had entered a better life, he still struggled to fit in and often felt alone in the world.

At the age of eighteen, David finally found the healthy relationship and friendship he had desired for so many years of loneliness when he accepted Jesus Christ into his life as his personal Lord and Savior. David was unfortunately faced with some heart-wrenching struggles within his family including dementia, cancer, divorce, and depression. Fear consumed him and faith was quickly slipping away from him but with the help of God, David was able to overcome it all.

“The presentation was very moving,” said UC student, Rachel Hinkle. “It gave me goose bumps. He had such a strong message and portrayed it really well.”

David left the student’s with the verse of Isaiah 41:10 and reiterated that God is with them no matter how big or small their problems may be. He reminded them to keep the faith and do not fear, for God is always with them.

Located in Williamsburg, KY., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more then 40 fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certification in education; and online programs.