This sounds like a good idea.
A preacher’s kid from Hollywood, Jordan Wagner, son of the head pastor of Oasis Church on Wilshire in L.A., is hawking Generosity Water to fund water wells in Africa.
At a church service Sunday at New Beginnings Family Church in Monrovia, the energetic Wagner spoke of how he wanted to help people in Africa by providing them clean water. Generosity Water was born.
People can buy a bottle for $2 or a case for $48. The proceeds go toward building water wells — providing clean water — in Ethiopia and Kenya. Today, 1.1 billion people in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to clean water. Water-born illnesses are a major factor in premature deaths, including the deaths of children.
As Wagner told the congregation, it makes little sense to go to Africa and build hospitals if the main problem remains. People are getting sick from drinking contaminated water. It’s better to address the source.
Locally, New Beginnings Pastor Rob Spina will be “water walking” 100 miles starting Wednesday from the church at Live Oak Avenue and Peck Road. People can sponsor his walk, follow him on twitter at twitter.com/waterwalking or by calling (626) 327-2330 and asking for his location. Don’t want to walk too far? You can join Spina on his last three miles down Myrtle Avenue from Foothill Boulevard on Saturday around 11 a.m.