By Chris Johnson
Director of communications
Before this past October, I’d never set foot in the state of Louisiana. Now, it seems like I hear more about Louisiana than about the greatest state in the nation. (That would be my home state of Georgia, by the way, in case you’re keeping score.) Louisiana has its stamp all over my work lately and even all over my favorite sport, football.
We’re having our covenant partner conference in Americus starting Friday, and I’ve found out that more than a dozen folks from Louisiana will be there. They include familiar faces like Charlie Park, who leads the Webster Parish Fuller Center that hosted the Legacy Build in Minden in October; Tamara Danel of Ginger Ford Northshore; and Lee Jeter, who leads the Northwest Louisiana Fuller Center in the Allendale community of Shreveport, one of our most amazing success stories. And, today, we announced that we’ve got a new covenant partner in New Iberia, La. I’m sure they’ll add to the amazing track record of successes among our Louisiana covenant partners.
All the folks I’ve met from that state, including the week I was there in October for the Legacy Build, are wonderful people, so I’m starting to love Louisiana almost enough to eat a crawdad again.
Oh, I’ve got to hurry up and finish this little blog post so I can run home and watch Louisiana State play Alabama in college football’s national championship. Meanwhile, I’m rooting for the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Playoffs since my Atlanta Falcons got obliterated yesterday.
Even though LSU also obliterated my Georgia Bulldogs, I guess I’ll root for the Tigers to win tonight. Not that I really have a dog (no pun intended) in the fight between Bama and LSU, but I’ve made so many friends from Louisiana in the last few months that I’m even starting to feel a little Cajun myself.
So, for our many friends and connections in the great state of Louisiana, “Geaux, Tigers!”