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Hope For Water's mission is to mobilize Christians to bring sustainable clean water solutions and the good news of Jesus Christ to those in need. We're a nonprofit focused on long-term solutions that educate those in extreme poverty about the benefits of clean water and come along side them with solutions that they will eventually maintain. It's a partnership to meet both physical and spiritual needs. As Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
Josh Langford - Founder and Executive Director
Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His work experience includes accounting, investment management and internet marketing. Most recently, he sold a web design and internet marketing company that he founded in order to focus on Hope For Water. He and his wife, Jenny, homeschool their six kids.
Josh started Hope For Water in 2010 to bring sustainable solutions to the clean water crisis. His journey with water started in 2005 on a water drilling trip to Nicaragua where he experienced the power of clean water and the message of Christ working together. His goal is for children to stop dying from drinking dirty water. Read more.
Erick Knezek - Board Member
Erick is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Engineering from Texas A&M University and is perusing his PhD in Ocean Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Erick is a Founder and Managing Partner of Truston Technologies which provides engineering and marine installation solutions worldwide. He is active in clean water missions having served in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. A native of Louisiana, he currently resides in Lafayette with his two children.
J.P. MacFadyen - Board Member
J.P. and his wife Michelle are the owners/operators of the Great Harvest Bread Co. in Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Before venturing into the world of small business, J.P. worked in a variety of industries including high tech electronics, beer brewing and aerospace...as a Space Shuttle flight controller. He and his wife homeschool their four children.
Kirt Boudreau - Board Member
Kirt graduated from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He presently works for AGI Industries, Inc in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a Sales Engineer for pumps and pump systems. Upon first learning of water based ministries in 2005, Kirt immediately felt a calling to be involved in this type of mission and looks forward to what God has in store for his family. He and his wife, Wendy, have two kids.
Shannon Guillory - Board Member
Shannon manages a Walgreen’s store and has worked in the retail pharmacy industry for 25 years. He was born and raised in Louisiana and has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from McNeese State University. Shannon has been active in missions centered around water well drilling. He is married to Jodi and they have two sons.