The Infinite Water | The Ortmann-Pineda
The Infinite Water design is based on a conversation we had in Juarez, Mexico between ourselves, John Ortmann, and a few others on a short term mission trip to build homes for families in desperate need of shelter in the colonias (ghettos on the outskirts of the city line). Part of John's mission is to bring water filter setups to families in the same area so that they can have access to clean water, and to pray over those same neighborhoods. The idea for a 'living water' design was thrown into the mix, and a few weeks later, after some more dialogue and inspiration, we came up with this design.
It's a wrap-around design with a series of pipes in the shape of the infinity symbol, and the text (in Spanish) reads: Nunca tendra sed- never be thirsty. We thought it appropriate since John is not only bringing literal water to a thirsty family, but also bringing the living water of the gospel.
The shirt is also co-named after Leo Salinas Pineda, who daily serves the neighborhoods that the water filters are handed out to, and who's stories and testimony about Juarez put this shirt design on our hearts.
5 Shirts = 1 Water Filter
But having a cool design isn't enough if you can't be intentional with it, and this shirt goes one step further. 100% of all profits from the INFINITE WATER design go to directly purchasing water filters for the community in the colonias of Juarez. It takes about five shirts to purchase a water filter system. (If that's not enough for you, and we hope it isn't, you have the option of purchasing a whole water filter for a family- details and link coming soon.)
The Subtitle verse, in English and Spanish (but customizable for your group's needs), comes from John 4, when Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at the well outside of the village of Sychar: - She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”