Meche speaks at Rotary
By Paula Guillory
The Crowley Rotarians once again met at The Town Club in Crowley for their weekly meeting held Tuesday, November 16.
This week’s meeting hosted Jimmy Meche. He is currently serving as the chairman and leader of the Acadiana Festival of Life.
Meche briefed the group on how he came to lead the crusade along with his co-chairs Laurita Pete and Ted Carmichael. Meche explained that through this “city wide revival” he wishes to reach, “the entire community, not just Crowley, but Acadia Parish as well.”
The festival committee held an opening banquet November 9 at the Knights of Columbus Home in Crowley. The event was considered a huge success; the proposed goal was actually topped. “The feeling that night was unreal, you could feel the energy and unity,” Meche said about the evening.
The group was then enlightened on the various ways that a strong, united, Christian front can hugely impact the lives of those in the community. An impact this crusade is suppose to accomplish is to create an environment to win the loss through Jesus Christ. The key to a successful Crusade is the involvement of hundreds of Christians from local churches working together to reach their community. It is these churches that receive the joyful benefits of crusade and spiritual renewal of many of their members.
Meche concluded the gathering by relating the attitude and commitment he used during his many successful years of coaching high school football to the effort it takes to successfully acquire the participation of the churches in creating a safe and spiritually sound community.