The road from being a young Reggae recording artist to becoming a communications ambassador for the God of creation is an unusual one, but one that Queen Majeeda traveled by faith and has detailed in her book. When the twenty-something poet and musician made the journey from her native Jamaica to New York City to do some recording, she decided to pursue a higher education. Her newfound relationship with God was quickly put to the test as she entered the York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) on a financial shoestring.
Each semester ended with her owing the university money. The controller was always quite adamant that until her debt was paid, she couldn’t register for the upcoming semester. She would plead her case, even promising that “My Father is going to give me the money again to pay.”
Indeed, the Father of us all did come through every time, using various people as the conduit through which His riches flowed so that just in time, her school bills were caught up and she was allowed to register for the next semester. Each time the money came from unexpected places and sometimes from complete strangers. Each time the Lord provided for her needs she tried not to worry, but human nature what it is, she would find herself fretting over where the funds would come from. But …
“The journey through college allowed me to get closer to God, prove Him over and over and witness first-hand how He cares for each and every one of us. It allowed me to challenge God and watch Him come through for me.”
Her memoir, Mountain Mover is a must read for anyone who loves a good story in which the main character overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve victory after victory.
A native of Jamaica, Queen Majeeda is a poet, recording artist, and author. She has performed her poetry, given lectures, and taught poetry writing workshops in a variety of venues in Jamaica and the United States; and has worked as a journalist. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in International Relations, and is listed in Who's Who in Jamaican Arts and Entertainment. She claims Jeremiah 31:3 as her favorite Bible text, and the African Proverb, “No matter how far you’ve gone down the wrong road, turn back,” as her favorite quotation.