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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

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brian123

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 1

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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1 Kathy72

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have learned so much from this ministry. It has helped me to grow as Christian. Taught me how to share the Gospel with others. The materials offered print the TRUTH. So grateful to this God honoring ministry.

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1 Nate S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This ministry is A+++++. I have been using their materials for over 5 years now and been very uplifted and encouraged by them. They are sound and Biblical. The impact this ministry has had is tremendous. There are those who would leave negative comments because they are God haters and slanderous towards this ministry and those comments are false and should be weeded out. Ray Comfort and his team are Godly men who seek to uplift the Word of God and share the precious life saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who need it. I HIGHLY recommend this ministry! www.180movie.com

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3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received terrific, life-changing training at The Way of the Master Alliance Academy (#14) with Living Waters, Tony Miano and the rest of the team. They also have the On The Box uStream videos available live which are a fantastic evangelism tool.

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3 Kelly50

Client Served

Rating: 5

The impact that Ray Comfort and Living Waters has made on hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives cannot be underestimated. Instead of "giving a man a fish", they "teach a man to fish". Each Evangelist that they have trained and encouraged to reach out to people, in public, and one-on-one with the Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ, including myself, is indebted to them for their help. Many of the hundreds, or thousands of Evangelists that they have trained have then reached thousands, or tens of thousands of people in turn. The lives of so many unborn children that were scheduled for imminent death have been given life instead, due in large part to the truth shared in the 180movie.com. If you want to sow your donation into good ground, you have found it: Living Waters.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been tranformational to my life, and the lives of the people in my community. Their ministry has been the perfect partner to help equip, encourage, and educate our church members on effective ways to share the love of Christ.

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3 Aaron16

Client Served

Rating: 5

Living Waters staff was pivotal in the spread of an evangelistic zeal throughout the Bardstown area (in Kentucky, so far away). Their resources are one of a kind and are truly helpful as opposed to many of the more theoretical resources available elsewhere. The Ambassador's Academy training program they had was not only intellectual training, but further taught the soul how to be excited for the wonderful duty before us by having all the classmates go out together and evangelise together, encouraging one another.

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard Ray Comfort speak, at Woodstock Baptist Church in 2009. The "Deeper" Conference...I had watched he and Kirk on, The Way of The Master occasionally on TBN. God, placed it on my heart, to want to share the gospel, just like Ray & Kirk. I went on line after the Conference, to check out Living Waters. I started getting their newsletter. I saw an application for the "Ambassadors Academy." I applied! I was accepted! First time in L.A! Four of the most wonderful days of my life! I met Ray, Kirk...they were just like me, had a passion for the lost. I was aloud on the bus, by, Tony Miano, my leaders were Chad William &Liz Ebert, thankful to meet Anita... Mark & E.Z...by the grace of God, these people, changed my life forever. I was so blessed to attend Academy 15 and 19. Living Waters, is such a place of great encouragement...truly like minded people! Since my two Academy visits..I've called Living Waters for prayer...they did not hesitate, to speak, pray and encourage me. Yes the economy has hurt us all, and if I could, I would give much. They did not turn down, a single woman, from S. Georgia a chance to learn to share the gospel. My Evidence Bible has taught me so much! I still use tracts from Living Waters, I read Ray's books, and Hell's Best Kept Secret/True & False Conversion changed my life. Thank you Ray Comfort, you & Living Waters are often in my prayers! I will pray for your finances, I know God will provide...with much love and prayer, Karen Blackburn, Garfield, Georgia.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Living Waters Ministry has had a profound impact on my life as well as the life of my family and my church. They provide solid Biblical training and resources to reach the lost for Jesus Christ. Their theology is solid and they provide for a need that is sorely lacking in the Christian community today. Having served alongside and spent time with a good protion of their staff I can say without hesitation that they exemplify what a Christian organization should be, placing the needs of others above their own and showing the love of Christ in all that they do.

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3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We came across Living Waters Publications over 6 years ago. Initially we got involved by watching their videos and then began ordering their material. Now we use their books, tracts and videos on a daily basis and have been teaching classes for the past 5 years using their training course. We've been personally challenged and strengthened by their ministry and highly recommend it. We've always received superior customer service.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been using materials provided by Living Waters for well over a decade (since i was 16, in 1999)! I've met and talked with many of the staff and directors (including Ray, who game me a personal tour of their small facility back in December, 2000) over the years and have always been impressed by their passion for the lost that is lived out in reality (not just on paper or in sermons). I can honestly say I wouldn't be where I am today (missionary in China-Tibet) nor nearly as effective if it were not for the ways that God has used Ray Comfort and Living Waters in my Christian growth. I am eternally grateful and exceedingly pleased that God has expanded the influence of Living Waters so much over the past decade!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited Living Waters Publications after they were well established as a not-for-profit. It has been my life-long experience having served with and for nonprofit organisations that after an establishment period the administration of some organisation take certain liberties with payroll verses time spent in setting up the organisation. Having visited Living Waters and observing office decor and warehouse setup and even looking through the parking lot at vehicles that it appears that Living Waters is efficient and frugal manner modeling what a nonprofit should look like from the outside.

Review from Guidestar

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Living Waters Publications is an excellent ministry promoting evangelism training and providing materials to use in evangelism. They have a very high standard of ethics and are very open and honest about the funds they receive and how they are used. I highly recommend Living Waters. I have been personally challenged and strengthen by their integrity and concern for the welfare of others.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have help me with there awesome videos and tracts. Always ready to help people by giving many free stuff away. With out this ministry I don't know were I would be!! Besides Jesus Christ changing my life they would be second in changing my life the most! with there Great and loving ministry they provide not just to me but to churches and friends around me.

Review from Guidestar

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people of this organization are filled with the love of Christ for lost people. They sacrifice much to further Christ's cause. Living Waters has probably helped me more than any other Christian organization. God bless them and their ministry!

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4 Katie45

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have purchased many articles with this organisation. Many of the books and videos have provided much education to me and have been a huge inspiration and encouragement. My life has completely changed due in part to what I have learned from this organisation. The customer service is top notch and their CSRs are always friendly and helpful. Their products are fairly priced and every order I've received is a delight to open. Everything is very well packaged and I've never received any damaged goods. They also give me tips on how to save money on the shipping costs. Living Waters Publications is a top-notch company.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Living Waters in 2003 and from the beginning, this ministry and the teaching of Ray Comfort have been of invaluable service to me and the work I do as a missionary. I attended their Ambassador's Academy in 2009 and as always was thoroughly impressed with the work being done at Living Waters.