Thursday, May 31, 2007

Weather Channel story featuring LPC

On June 5th at 7:30pm CT the Weather Channel will premiere a feature story which will include segments about Bay Saint Louis and Lagniappe. Ominously enough they are running the story now because it is the start of Hurricane Season. Tune in and watch- they took lots of footage and it should be great. Thanks to Michelle Birnbaum, the WC producer who came and did the story!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Covenant Life Pres.

Covenant Life Presbyterian Church from Sarasota Florida came to Lagniappe on May 5. They only had a team of 11 people but when they left on May 11 they had left their own story at LPC.
The beginning of construction on the house
The house quickly gets a floor
The framing is soon to follow
The construction work of Covenant Life
Eating out in Bay St. Louis

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Volunteers!

As May comes to a close Lagniappe finds it’s self with a new set of volunteers to help with the restoration of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Westminster Presbyterian, Christ Church, Young Life, and personal families have come down to LPC. They give LPC 80+ volunteers to help in the Bay St. Louis area. The volunteers will help with building and repairing of houses in the local area. We can only pray and hope that the Lord will continue to Bless Lagniappe with volunteers.

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Face of Construction

Working on the Given's home. Very close to completion this week.

Some changes for Lagniappe

Hey from the Bay! As of this week Lagniappe has a new set of interns for the summer! There are 14 new interns at Lagniappe Presbyterian Church. The Lagniappe interns will help all around LPC with leading construction crews to build / repair sites, working in the office, training new volunteers that come to LPC. Right now the interns are going through training learning skills (framing, hanging drywall, etc.) that will help them lead the construction crews. The other interns are being trained in the office to help all around the church. These interns will help with local residents who come to Lagniappe looking for help, cleaning, updating the church blog, filing, etc.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Today we hosted the men (and a few women) of Grace Presbytery. It was so wonderful to have fellow Christians worshiping with us in the Bay! We heard good news, prayer requests, business matters, and personal matters. It was a nice meeting, and I enjoyed working with Kelly Moore and Barbara Warner to make name tags for our guests. Lagniappe was so excited to extend to them some of the goodness that we get to extend to our volunteers, via our kitchen staff, Eric and Alicia. A tasty lunch of grilled catfish with crawfish etoufee on top, jambalaya, steamed asparagus, homemade garlic bread, and salad. i haven't even talked about dessert yet. dessert was a table of chocolate covered strawberries, flan, homemade bread pudding with special sauce, and banana pudding. now if you don't need a nap after that meal, then i don't know what to tell you. i personally enjoyed seeing lots of oldie but goodie friends of mine-my pastor from Brookhaven from over 10 years ago, who wed Andy to me, and also baptized Kate Taylor; the assistant pastor that I grew up beneath his teaching and whom I also babysat for his children since their birth (his oldest I believe is now graduating High School); my old journalism teacher turned pastor who is soon moving to do some work in Malawi, Africa; a pastor that I visited with while I spent time with family in Jackson, MS at Northpark Pres Church in Jackson, MS; several of Andy's best friends dads, and so on. I loved being a part of today, and I feel so fortunate for being invited. Funny story about Caleb Cangelosi, a friend of Andy's: When Andy and I were dating, I went to a very formal dinner party at Caleb's home in Jackson, MS, and they were expecting their first child at the time. Anyway, I was new to the scene: Andy and I had been dating for a mere 3 months. When asked how we met, I simply replied with a joke that I'd heard Andy quote many times. "We had the same parole officer." Laughs usually followed, with a slight embarrassment on my part, wondering if they believed him. But if anyone knows Andy's sense of humor, you know that he jokes a LOT. well, Caleb asked me how we met, and all was silent, and I tried the joke. "We had the same parole officer." No one laughed. Silence. Freaking out in my head. I said, "Haha i'm just kidding, we met at RUF." (which was the truth.) Laughter ensued, a sigh of relief on my part, and the dinner continued. I haven't told that joke to this day. Curt took lots of photos so I am sure he will post soon. what a great day in the Bay!