I hope it's a while

I don't know how long you will all be here, you know me, I hope it's a while.

But for however long you're here, wouldn't it be amazing when you look back on this time to say:

My faith came to life, my spiritual gifts were activated, I learned to love sacrificially, I got a vision for the church, I cared about making disciples of Jesus, I gained boldness in my faith, AND I figured out my vocation, made sense of my story, was able to make an impact in the sphere that God had called me to. 

Wouldn't it be an amazing thing if New York was the best time of your life, rather than just some blip that you got through?