Yesterday afternoon, I was walking across the campus of Stony Brook University. This is a university with nearly 24,000 students and of these 4,000, are international students.
It doesn't take long to recognize the need for the Light on this campus, and, as I was walking yesterday, I was thinking about how God leads people to carry His Light.
That got me to thinking about Hannah Frazier.
Hannah came to New York with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries group from Georgia Southwestern State University for a spring break trip in March of 2012 with MNYBA.
During this trip Hannah realized and recognized the need to reach people with the love of Christ in the New York City area. Hannah knew that God was inviting her and calling her to serve Him by coming to New York City.
In the summers of 2013 and 2014, Hannah served as intern at MNYBA through MultiplyNYC. She had the opportunity to work with several churches who are part of MNYBA, eventually serving in all five boroughs of New York City.
In May of 2015, Hannah returned to New York to serve with us at Crossroads Church of Long Island. This summer Hannah has lead our Crossroads interns, provided guidance to mission teams, served as a tour guide for mission teams visiting the city, and has developed great relationships with people in our church and community.
Hannah has been an amazing example of someone who has truly yielded her life and her will to make His name known. She has recognized the need to share the love of Christ and to love others. She has become "salt and light" in a community where this is very much needed.
This leads us back to Stony Brook. Hannah has joined our team at Crossroads Church of Long Island and will be serving and assisting the college ministries taking place at both Stony Brook University and Hofstra University. Hannah will have the opportunity to engage with students on these campuses and demonstrate the love of Jesus to them.
Hannah's initial trip to serve with MNYBA during spring break of 2012, has led her all the way to serving on Long Island full-time.
We celebrate all of this. We celebrate Hannah's willingness to serve and her response to His calling on her life. But, we celebrate that God still calls people to leave their homes and areas of comfort to bring His light to places where it is desperately needed.
If you are interested in finding out more about the MultiplyNYC internship program, please contact the MNYBA office or check our website.