By Philip Timothy, Message Staff Writer
The word lagniappe, which is used primarily in south Louisiana and southeast Texas, refers to an “unexpected something extra.”
And for the last four years at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, the Louisiana Lagniappe Breakfast has been an “unexpected something extra” for those attending.
The event, the brainchild of Amy Robertson, Director of College Communications at Louisiana College, offers current and former Louisiana residents the opportunity to re-connect, have a time of fellowship and prayer, and exchange information. Plus attendees
get to enjoy breakfast before the day’s hectic schedule begins.
“This will be the fourth year we have partnered together with the Louisiana Baptist entities to host this event,” said Robertson. “The idea was to offer a designated place and time at the SBC when current and former Louisiana residents can re-connect and have a time of fellowship.”
This year’s breakfast will take place from 7-8 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Orange County Convention Center in room W103A-B on level three in the West Building.
The talented Voices of Louisiana College will be the special guests.
“The breakfast is a wonderful idea,” Baptist Message Editor Kelly Boggs said. “And Amy really does a great job of coordinating and putting on the event each year. I like it because it provides a time for Louisiana Baptists to gather for fellowship and prayer.”
LC President Joe Aguillard concurred, “We see this as an opportunity to work closely with all of the Louisiana Baptist entities and have a time when we can share with our constituents all of the amazing things God is doing in the state of Louisiana. Not only in the life of Louisiana College but throughout all of our Baptist organizations.”
All Louisiana Baptists attending the annual meeting in Orlando, are invited to attend the breakfast, which is sponsored by LC, the Message, the Louisiana Baptist Foundation, the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and the Louisiana Baptist Convention. There is no cost for the event or breakfast.
“I hope everyone will make plans to join us for this incredible time of sharing and fellowship,” said Aguillard.