LIVING WATERS PUBLICATIONS

Rating: 4.49 stars   70 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 9818 Arkansas St % Emeal Zwayne Bellflower CA 90706 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ray's organization does so much for promoting evangelism. I laugh when I see people talking about his $250,000 home in LOS ANGELES... trust me, he's not living large(based on the reports of some anti Ray blogs that publish his income). He is out in the streets taking abuse weekly for less money than I make. God Bless him and this organization. I use their materials and they are fantastic. They have very good customer service. I can think of no one who has done more for creating Christian "soldiers" to preach the gospel and save souls. I have no problem donating to this organization as well as using their products.

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

When this organization spends 62% of its 2011 income (as reported on their Form 990) on salaries and other compensation... well... I for one would have to question the true intention of the enterprise.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it pay taxes, as it doesn't fit what I would think a reasonable person would consider to be a non profit organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the most effective and efficient ministries I have ever seen. We use the resources they provide to share our faith with others with amazing results. I am so thankful to God for the training we have received and the videos and tracts Living Waters provides. If I were a major donor, I would most certainly have Living Waters at the top of my list because they do so much with so little, and their impact (particularly through their videos) is immeasurable. 180 the movie has had over 4 million views, with every viewer receiving the life-saving Gospel message. I believe that world view have changed as a result, as a survey of young people on the topic of abortion was taken in 2012 and there was a major shift from 2010. I believe this viral video had something to do with it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There are changes that need to be made to their online store to improve sales.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Ray and his team out in the field. They work hard to stay true to the Word of God. I am very impressed with their dedication, effort and multitude of resources to help the rest of us do a better job at presenting the Gospel.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to keep up with removing the negative social media contacts. The atheist are trying their best to destroy this ministry.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Living Waters is a despicable organization that is bent on turning the US in to a christian theocracy. They are anti-science, anti-mental health, anti-gay, and anti-education.

Their CEO is willing to say and do anything, no matter how abhorrent, to promote his agenda of lies and ignorance.

Ray Comfort has faced accusations of plagiarism and dishonest editing in his videos. He has been caught editing videos to make it appear that people gave non-flattering answers to questions they were not actually asked.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close it down.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This group promotes lying to the public and undermining the science education of our youth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close it down.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Ray Comfort claims he wants to save atheists from hell. However, his actions and words would suggest otherwise. He markets to his target audience of fundamentalist Christians via social media by using divisive, tribalistic and utterly deceptive propaganda pitching atheists (and 'evolutionists') as immoral, foolish and insane. His then sits back and watches while atheists (or even kind Christians) try to defend themselves against his tribe of loyal followers who seem intent on labelling anyone who believes differently, demonic or satanic. If Ray Comfort were to use the same language he directs towards atheists, towards a religious group, he would be indicted for hate speech. If Ray Comfort was trying to save people from hell, he would not be inciting hatred.

This group did not spend one cent of his earnings last year on charity. His books and videos seem to be produced with the sole intention of making money and publicity for his ministry.

Ray does not understand the first thing about science but yet continuously lies about it to substantiate his claim that evolution is not science.

This group is headed by a man who claims
'‘I hate wars and religion and all the stuff that comes with it’
‘Religion, oh. It’s horrible’
and yet is quite happy to sit back and reap the tax benefits of being classed as a religious organisation.

This group is a slick, marketing campaign with no moral fibre.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Donate a significant proportion of the earnings to charity. Stop lying about science to appeal to the market. Spread love, not hate in the name of Jesus.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This ministry is focused first and foremost on selling poorly conceived, produced and executed videos and books to a misinformed and undereducated audience. The target market is primed by a blitzkrieg of fatuous claims, misconstrued "facts" and misrepresentations of the opposing viewpoints (such as linking atheism with homosexuality, or equating abortion to the holocaust), and then swooping in and selling over-priced merchandise. For example, $20 for a 40-minute DVD which ends with an infomercial for more of the same is inappropriate.



If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would limit the Comfort family and friends to factual claims as far as science and education is concerned.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This organisation is a scam, defrauding vulnerable people with deliberate falsehoods and anti-scientific rot.

Details of exactly where the money goes is detailed on this video - most of it is straight into their own pockets: http://youtu.be/cd5ZiRbKbC8

There are many worthy Christian organisations to support. This is not one of them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close it down.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I visited Living Waters for a training event and found all the staff so helpful, personable, and willing to go out of their way to help me (like taking me to the airport when I had no ride, and making sure I had a place to go to church on Sunday and a way to get there). I am also impressed with the caliber of their service in offering their products at such an affordable rate. Every weekend there are 3 sale items and they are truly a deal!! You know you are not getting ripped off and know that Living Waters Publications believes in what they are selling because they want to make sure that anyone can afford to buy them. They are really great at getting your order sent to you in record time as well, which is greatly appreciated!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Since learning about Living Waters in 2006 at a Transformed Conference, my wife and I have been huge fans. Their passion, zeal and clarity in sharing the Gospel compelled us to get our Church involved and it has been a strong relationship ever since. Our Pastor had Ray Comfort come and speak at our church and we have been providing WOTM training for the past five years. In addition, we purchase thousands of dollars worth of tracts and books every year. It is the most effective way of sharing the Gospel that I have ever experienced and has encouraged our Pastor and Church to go to local schools and Universities to share the Good News in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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