Lanyap is the phonetic spelling of the Cajun word lagniappe, which means "a little something extra". It is often used to mean a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase, or more broadly, "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure".
God has given us tremendous Lanyap in the gift of the Holy Spirit. When we receive Him and learn to identify and follow His leading we live a life of overflow from this gift. We all experience painful circumstances in this life but we no longer have to function from the place of hurt and emptiness or settle for less than what God has for us.
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure-pressed down, shaken together, and running over." Luke 6:38 NASB
We seek to help individuals past barriers in their lives so they can embrace life's adventure then turn around and help others in their communities. Life is meant to be shared. As a business owner, a student, an artist, a homeschool mom, retiree and any other job activity we may do--we embrace our diversities. We are stronger together, neither judging nor hiding from each other. Everyone's life is a series of adventures and we desire to help each other get through life's various seasons.
Several areas are brought together to build the individual for the community: Spiritual, psychological, business, creativity, the arts, culture, etc....whether through interaction, publications, special events or Lanyap Life Services, such as training, coaching and counseling.
We are here to offer encouragement, a listening ear...or more if you desire.
Dick and Donna genuinely love people and rarely meet a stranger. In fact, when people first meet them, quite often their comment will be, “They are so easy to talk to!” It’s as if they have an invisible sign on their forehead that reads, “Safe and Comfortable”. They have always had an "open door" policy, even amidst the busiest seasons of raising children and full-time ministry. They live each day seamlessly combining hospitality, friendship and ministry.
Lee and Tami have been described as real-authentic, approachable, people who "get'er done", and aren't afraid of getting a little messy with the daily grind of living in this world and helping others get back up when they're kicked down. Together, like the oil and heat in a popcorn popper, they are able to spark life and creativity in others.
Fleda keeps busy by riding her motorcycle with friends and family - communing with God and learning what it means to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, finding the grace, beauty, light and life that is there. She also ministers to other widows through her church. After the loss of her husband, she continues forward in the calling of God and believes in the message and ministry of The Lanyap Life, joining the Sorensons and Gaupps in helping people through their Journey to Wholeness.