"I just felt this itch..."
Jacob Niemeier had a great, stable life. He had a job in his field that earned him a comfortable wage, a satisfying living situation, and lots of friends with whom he could hang out on the weekends. Deep down, though, something was calling him to do more. To do something scary. To take a risk.
Jacob was positive that God was calling him to start his own nonprofit and spend his days creating sustainable water solutions for underprivileged communities. Jacob was NOT immediately positive he wanted to answer that call.
In this episode, Emmeline sits down with the Founder and CEO of Vera Aqua Vera Vita, Jacob Niemeier, to talk about his path to nonprofit entrepreneurship. Jacob shares the risks he took, the faith he had, and the challenge of answering a call once we feel it. He also has tips for searching for and seizing opportunities! The two also discuss the importance of purpose and community--and lament the limitations of the social definition of "creativity."
To learn more about Vera Aqua Vera Vita and how you can get involved in helping to bring clean water to as many people as possible, visit the official website or donate today. For more about Vera Aqua Vera Vita's 2023 Concert Jam Fundraiser, click here. You can also listen to music by the featured artists--Emmeline, Zuriel Merek, and Travelin' Jed--on Spotify.