Loving How God Can Use Me as a Student In New York City


Hi! My name is Jamilah and I’m currently a Freshman at the Manhattan campus of Nyack College. I read a lot, like bike riding (even though I haven’t ridden a bike in forever), and I used to run track (the 100m and 200m). I love Pilates and I’m working towards becoming a certified fitness instructor. I also adore writing so this blog is going to be fun.

I’m a Communications major and I love it because it’s showing me all the different platforms God can use me in. There are so many mediums we can utilize to be lights in this world, and I believe Nyack is preparing us for that. I am so happy that I love what I’m learning and where I’m learning it.

Lower Manhattan is full of history and legacy. The Fraunces Tavern where George Washington negotiated peace treaties with the British during the American Revolution is a 20 minute walk away from the school. The New York Stock Exchange (only about a 15 minute walk away) is the world’s leading financial market and influences the economy of not only our country but others’ as well. This is why the Battery Park City/ Wall Street Prayer and Fellowship on the New York City campus is so important.

One World Trade Center is on the right.

The Statue of Liberty has welcomed thousands of people throughout the years. Our founder A.B. Simpson would preach beside this same Lady Liberty when welcoming immigrants to New York. This landmark can be viewed through multiple classrooms in the building. One World Trade Center can also be seen when leaving the school because it’s located right behind our building – about 10 minutes away. With so much history and influence in one concentrated area, it’s no wonder God gave Nyack that location. Nyack is training us to go out and minister in our respective fields, and they’re doing it within proximity of some of America’s most prestigious annals. I’m sure that the volume of prayer that goes forth from this campus has an immense effect on the people who live, work, and go to school in this area everyday. God has strategically placed Nyack NYC in this location for such a time as this.

I know writing for this blog is just the beginning of a whole new thing God’s doing in my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m ready for God to use me as a vessel on this blog, and I’m ready to represent Nyack in the best way I know how.

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