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Causes: Christianity, Religion, Religious Media & Communications, Religious Television

Mission: To publish, produce, distribute and sell/donate religious books, tracts, pamphlets, video and audio tapes as well as provide radio, web and t. V. Programming to teach christians how to share their faith effectively.

Programs: Heart changer projects (program expenditures - $597,302. 74)in 2011, living waters produced a "world changing" pro-life documentary called "180 - changing the heart of a nation. " this important 33-minute film has been made available for free viewing at 180movie. Com, and at the end of 2014, the film had received approximately 4. 7 million online views. To date, over 230,000 copies of the dvd have been given out for free by staff and volunteers at high schools and universities domestically and internationally, and in total, 1,091,778 "180" dvds have been either given away or sold. The film continues to be broadcast internationally on several cable and satellite outlets like the daystar and enlace networks. In 2014, living waters continues to market this vital pro-life message that compares abortion in america to the jewish holocaust until every household in america has seen this documentary. The film is offered for free viewing on youtube. In 2012, living waters release a new documentary called "genius," which used discussion of the lives and statements of the beatles as a backdrop for exploration of people's attitudes toward commission of crimes all as commentary for the condition of man and his sinful nature, and the dire consequences of dying without christ's payment for your sin. As of december 2014, 121,109 copies of the dvd had been sold or given away. This film is also available for free viewing on youtube and has received 597 thousand views to date. And in 2013, living waters released its third documentary in the heart changer series, entitled evolution vs god. This riveting documentary simply asked questions of noted evolutionary scientists, biologist, and other scientists about their belief in darwinian evolution, and asks them to give one piece of observable proof. At the end of 2014, approximately 480,000 dvds have been distributed for free or sold, and the film has received approximately 2. 1 million views to date on our youtube channel. In 2014, our new film noah and the last days was released. This film examines the current sinful state of our society, and compares that to what the bible reveals about the last days. Over 87,000 dvds were sold or given away, with 1. 8 million views on youtube. In june of 2014, we began work on our 5th short film to be entitled audacity. This film will explore the hot-button issue of homosexuality in our society, and show christians how to share their faith and the truth of scripture in profound love. This will be our first scripted drama, and will entail much more use of outside production work for primary filming. Most filming was completed in 2014, leaving pick up filming and editing for 2015. Expected release date is june /july 2015.

web / radio outreach (program expenditures - $289,514. 20)production of the way of the master radio program was discontinued at the end of 2008. But in the latter part of 2010, living waters began webcasting the archived way of the master radio shows on oneplace. Com, as well as on our own webpage. Additionally, we began similar webcasts of our instructional videos called living waters university - short 5 minute witnessing tip videos - on oneplace. Com, lightsource. Com, and our own webpage. Monthly podcasts continue to trend anywhere between 40,000 and 50,000 downloads and mp3s. In 2014, living waters continued its sustained production of our new daily live web program, called the comfort zone with ray comfort. This program features a live, interactive talk-show format with live chat room, centering on the teaching of biblical evangelistic techniques and tips. Current news events are also discussed. The comfort zone is approximately 30 minutes in duration, and streams live over the internet, with archived shows available for later viewing on youtube, oneplace, and lightsource. Com. In 2014, we continued to see the popularity of the program grow in our archived youtube viewing (between 4 thousand and 10 thousand per program). We continue to look for more internet media outlets through which to help christians learn to share their faith, and continue looking to take the program to television. The program took a hiatus at the close of 2014, so that we could focus our efforts on our new film project audacity. The comfort zone should resume programming toward the end of 2015.

spanish language outreach (program expenditures - $195,650. 55)this program serves as a means for supporters of the organization to partner with us to have certain evangelistic teaching and resource materials translated in different languages. While we are actively translating some of our simple messages and resources to accessible digital resources, our primary focus remains on translating a wide variety of resources to the spanish language, as is befitting our current area demographic and the explosion of growth in the christian body in latin america. We continue to build our spanish web and television broadcast presence through continued engagement with various broadcast companies. In 2014, living waters continued to work with international broadcasters and supplied them with our current line of spanish language resources. Stations have been added domestically and in southern and central america. We continue to team up with organizations which are able to print and supply our resources locally to people in latin america, so the cost is feasible for the people in those locales. In 2014, the spanish dubbed version of season 3 of our way of the master television program was released, as well as evolution vs god, and two different gospel tracts. The dubbed versions of two more of our films are pending for 2015.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having had the ability to be a part of this group for many years I can personally attest to their offices and look over every aspect of their operations, as well as meet with each and every one of them one on one, go through their amazing street ministry program in which they are VERY forth coming as to what goes on in their ministry. For those that think, falsely claim, and try to make others think this group is anything but legit and uses absolutely every penny they can for reaching the lost I am sorry to tell them they are extremely mistaken. There are few in this world that care about those that do not have a relationship with the Lord more than Ray Comfort and his amazing staff and if I had my dream I would be one of them even for no pay. They are that amazing to just be around. I think those that talk bad about them are simply those that have a lot of problems with all things dealing with God, the Bible and Jesus Christ in general and they simply feel they must destroy all good things and those promoting such good things, sadly. Lastly for the Christians out there I will also add these men of God are also Biblically dead on so there is no fear of false teaching here either. God bless and keep up the Lord's Work guys and gals. Thank you for the awesome blessing I was allowed to get during my time with you there.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a street Minister I have used Living Waters for ALL my purchases of tracts, books and so forth. I can assure you not only are they secure but extremely professional. FAST deliveries and the highest professional services you can get. They will bend over backwards to help you. I have also had the ability to go to their offices, seen where they ship everything from and been on the famous "Ray Comfort Grand Tour". Absolutely TOP NOTCH company. So fear not with them, they will never do you wrong. I send EVERYONE to them!!!Pastor Ron Godwin

Review from Guidestar

8 Daniel46

Volunteer

Rating: 1

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.



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I started as a witness for Christ, I felt inadequit to handle the job. So I studied and read about God's Word. It wasn't until I experienced Kirk Cameron's ministry did I feel confident enough to talk to people about the Gospel. I was introduced to tools I could use to ease into a conversation about God, Jesus, and the Gospel. It is a wonderful resource. I highly recommend it. The ministry teaches you how to simplify the message as well as have fun with it, without the people running away. All I know is it works. People listen and many go away with a desire to learn more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't know any other ministry like Living Waters! I'm extremely grateful to the Lord for this ministry! Living Waters truly seeks to serve the Him. My family has benefited immensely by this ministry and I would encourage every single Christian who seeks to be obedient to the Lord in making Him known to the world, to get involved with Living Waters. Thank you!

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4 Rhonda M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am writing not only as a volunteer but also as a "client-served" by Living Waters Publications. The Vision of Living Waters has been to inspire and equip Christians in fulfilling the Great Commission. From my first introduction to Living Waters Publications in 2006, I have witnessed first-hand the staff's and volunteers' passion to glorify God, magnify His grace and exalt His son, Jesus Christ. I have been served by this ministry personally and our local church was been assisted by their biblical education to teach the principles of biblical evangelism, always exhorting faithful believers and gently correcting those who do not believe in Christ for eternal salvation. How has this been done? Through passionate teaching and preaching of God's Word and truth! I have learned biblical principles and doctrine from strategic conferences conferences, academic and practical training opportunities, networking platforms such as the Ambassadors' Academies and forums, and the production and dissemination of various printed and audio/visual media. Words cannot express my appreciation for what Living Waters Publications has done for my faith and with encouraging me to fulfill the Great Commission. I would recommend anyone to seek the assistance of Living Waters Publications.

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had a number of opportunities to interact with this ministry over the course of several years and I can say with all honesty that I would trust this ministry with my life. These are truly men and women who love God and genuinely love others. They are giving and sacrificial in so many ways and not only share the gospel of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world themselves but also equip others to do the same. This is a ministry with extreme honesty and integrity as it should be and I value them greatly!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't like wasting money so I am careful to check out the organizations that I give to. It was for this reason that I made a visit in person to this group. What I found was a wonderful group of people, working toward a united goal. They were extremely organized and highly motivated by love for people. I watched as they carefully took phone orders. Each person actually packs the orders that they took. Being in shipping/logistics for years, I found this to be a highly efficient practice. No one was too busy to answer a question. Ray Comfort made himself available despite a busy schedule (I'm sure!). Nothing was off limits. I like the material they put out. if the is ever a glitch, they correct it. they are professional, responsible and respectful. I'm happy to report a long and happy relationship.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ray Comfort's "million dollar bill" tracts are an excellent witnessing tool as I've seen in action as both a giver and receiver. We've been fortunate to have partnered with Ray's dedication and support in a very important publication project as well. Witnessing for Christ Jesus is always a challenge. Ray and his personal team sincerely want every human to know who the Lord truly is and to have a heart of and for God. I highly recommend Ray's materials and ministry to any and all prospective volunteers, donors and other supporters.

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