Lua scripts and C programs running in ESP8266, is it possible?

HI everyone,

This is going to be my first project in arduino IDE, using a Development board based on ESP8266 NodeMCU CP2102 (with WiFi).

I have some lua scripts or programs to deal with serving data using the WiFi capabilities of this board. Additionally, I would like to have running some programs that I want to develop with arduino IDE to deal with a sensor, get the data from it, processing and using a small display to show the processed data, all in a C program.

Is it possible to run both lua and C program in this device? I think porting the lua scripts to C can take a while for me and I wonder if it is possible to have both lua and C program up and running in the same board. Any guidelines or suggestion is highly appreciated.

Thanks!