ALEXANDRIA – Walter Layssard, a contractor and a member of Homewood Baptist Church in Alexandria, is on fire for God.
“God is really in my life right now and He has laid it upon my heart to touch one million lives,” Layssard said. “And that is my objective.”
A talented songwriter and singer since the age of 14, Layssard has turned to the ministry and has put together a community outreach – To Make Homewood Your Home – in which he is inviting people to come to church, while also feeding lunch to the first 200 people, handing out 100 CDs filled with Christian songs by Charles Crawford and two cases of Gideon Bibles. And it is all free .
He will hold his outreach on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Quick Print Printing Services, located at 1125 Texas Avenue in Alexandria.
“God has opened so many doors,” Layssard said. “I can’t say enough about Miss Sharon [Meranto] not only allowed me to use her parking lot but also provided me with the fliers and invitations I’ve been passing out. She donated three hours of her valuable time to make and print these fliers and invitations.
“People at our local radio and TV stations have also been so helpful helping to get the word out as well. It has been a blessing to get this much help.”
Layssard said he hopes other churches will attend this outreach, which he plans to do every two months.
“At every turn, God has provided for this event. It is truly amazing to watch Him at work,” said Lassyard. “I just want to serve God and if this is what He wants me to do, I am not going to let this opportunity slip by. I want to use the rest of my life serving him.”