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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

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Living Waters Publications has provided many Biblical resources to Christians around the world. I have used their materials for several years and found them all to be 100% Biblical. Ray and his team have a tremendous open heart for the lost. As Jesus said, “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account." Mat 5:11

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Ray is a liar and clearly not in this for Jesus, but to make money. His lies are well documented and he is a bigot for sure.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have found this organization to be one of the most sincere and honest nonprofits that I've encountered. They work extremely hard to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an understanding and non-threatening way. Their materials are very educational and help you move to a deeper level of understanding and boldness to share the Gospel.

3 Jim W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization is just there to line the pockets of the owners.

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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.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have used Ray Comfort's methods to talk to others about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. His method taught me to not be an "in your face" type of evangelist but gently guide in a manner that one would come to their own conclusion their need for a Savior. I highly recommend his books. I volunteered at our local county fair recently and manned the "God Mobile" booth. We used his techniques. The time I spent in the booth two people accepted the Lord as their Savior!

Review from Guidestar

9 John R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity, as a volunteer for a Non-Profit ministry to USA and Allied Military Personnel at home and abroad, to experience first hand the love and selfless commitment that Ray Comfort has for the ministry. Upon contacting his organization, and asking if Ray would be willing to author a portion to include in a Bible we were producing for our military, Ray personally contacted me and enthusiastically set out to write this piece for inclusion in this work. Our group is a small and all volunteer organization and all donations and contributions are passed directly on to the intended military personnel and Ray not only contributed, he never asked for anything in return for this wonderful work.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Living Waters Publication is not, and I repeat, is not a organization that you should in any way, shape or form contribute, invest or even associate with. They say it's to teach Evangelical Christians how to share their faith. In reality, The whole purpose of this organization, is to line the pockets of it's founder, Ray Comfort, while masquerading as a non-profit. The materials provided at cost to members, consists of high-pressure sales tactics and propaganda techniques meant to spread misinformation about science (by the not-so-savvy use of the pseudo-science of “creationism”), lie continuously about other groups that do not share their interpretation of the bible and indulging in “soft-core” bigotry towards homosexuals, Atheism, Catholics and Muslims. Their show “The Way Of The Master” is merely a biased half-hour of garbage, serving only to ridicule unsuspecting victims of their sales tactics and painting any critics of their methods and organization as “angry, hateful people”. Their deceptive tactics and their attempts at censoring their opposition have been heavily documented, a simple search on the internet will reveal this.

Review from Guidestar