Fanatical street preacher Ray Comfort admits he is crazy about
preaching to the lost - so crazy, in fact, that he has a plan for
offering gospel tracts for every language on the planet ...
He's possessed and he admits it. In fact, when it comes to
getting out God's Word to every tongue, tribe and nation -- as the
Great Commission calls Christians to do -- the self-proclaimed
"fanatic" street preacher Ray Comfort is even more on fire to get
the Word out to the lost than he was when he became a believer
And just how over the top is the acclaimed international
evangelist and author? Enough to endeavor to set up a website
designed to eventually offer tracts for every language on the
100languages.com is a modern-day printing press
with inexhaustible typeset. No paper to run out of; the only thing
that can stop the "press" is a lack of willing helpers to
translate. Having just launched the site, the Living Waters
Publications founder and CEO is already nearly half way to
reaching his initial goal of 100 languages, and he has no intention
of stopping at 100.
"Go therefore and make disciples of ALL the
Comfort's compulsion to leave no stone unturned began 40 years
ago in 1972, when there was no such thing as a "legal" abortion ─
even though that changed the year after he became born-again.
Needless to say, he takes Jesus' Great Commission from Matthew 28:18-20 very seriously.
"When I became a Christian, I was like
a man possessed," Comfort told OneNewsNow in an exclusive
interview. "I purchased a large and heavy printing press, put it in
our home and began to print off tracts. I had found everlasting
life, and I wanted to use any means I could to let a dying and
hopeless world know that God had made a way past death."
The tireless minister of the Word started his evangelistic
outreach in his native New Zealand, where his unyielding ministry
began ─ at a time when there was no such thing as the Internet, or
a website, for that matter.
"I would witness to everyone who would listen," said the co-host
Way of the Master television program, which is also
co-hosted by former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron. "I
even grabbed a soapbox and stood on it in the heart of our city and
preached the message in the open air. I ended up doing that almost
every day for 12 years."
And his crazed resolve to touch anyone within his reach never
subsided ─ not by a long shot.
"If anyone could have been considered a fanatic, it was me,"
Comfort shared with a smile. "Today I'm much worse."
Even though the times and technology have changed, there's one
thing that never does.
"The message hasn't changed at all ─ it's still 'the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord,' and
100languages.com is just another means of getting it out there,"
asserted Comfort, the director of 180: Changing Hearts and Minds about Life's
Hot-button Issues, a half-hour documentary-style
street-witnessing movie that went viral on YouTube with more than
3.6 million views.
Filling the void
Besides his unbridled passion to bring the message of eternal
life to unbelievers, there was another motivation that propelled
the energetic evangelist to create 100languages.com.
"We have sold more than 160 million gospel tracts,
and so it doesn't surprise us that some have found their way to
foreign countries, and so we get Christians in those countries
asking us to print tracts in their languages," Comfort explained.
"We can produce tracts in other languages, but the problem is the
high cost of shipping. This puts them out of the financial reach of
many foreign nations, which is heartbreaking for them and for
Not one to let obstacles stand in his way, the author of
Conquer Your Fear, Share Your Faith found a way around.
"The 100languages.com site circumnavigates that problem," Comfort
asserts. "Anyone can freely download and print tracts in their own
And just how many nations is Living Waters expecting to touch
with this evangelistic effort?
"Our aim is to make it available in every language on the
planet," Comfort shared. "Our problem is simply alerting the
churches in other countries that this ministry is freely available
The workers are few, the needs are great
Comfort has great expectations for 100languages.com getting out
the message of salvation through multi-language tracts, but there
is still much work to be done. Even though all the digital tools
are set up on his website to generate new tracts, it still comes
down to manpower in the end (and, of course, God).
"It would be better if
more people knew about this site," the bestselling author pointed
out. "It's just a matter of Christians sending the website address
to churches and missionaries in other countries, or to local
churches so that they can alert their own missionaries."
Further ministry needs are laid out on 100languages.com, which
calls for volunteer helpers with professional translator experience
to check the existing translations, assist in creating additional
translations and design the artwork for the tracts that resembles
the currency of the various nations.
And just how dependent is 100languages.com on outside and
"We paid for the site and it's headed up by Anna Jackson of evangelismstuff.com," Comfort informed
OneNewsNow. "She is a tireless worker who has such a deep concern
for the lost. She has voluntarily spent many hours creating the
site and making tracts and videos freely available. We are very
dependent on those who can translate our tracts into their own
Getting on tract
Even though the groundwork has already been set to get the
website up and running, much still needs to be done to in order for
100languages.com to arrive at its goal and hit its far-reaching
"Tracts have been translated into 40 different languages so
far," reported Comfort, whose ministry headquarters is based in
Bellflower, California. "The cartoon Gospel video is available in
Comfort says "God only knows" what continent is currently the
most open to the Gospel, but he does note that Living Waters' tract
project through 100languages.com has its sights set on two
"The 'target' is the home and foreign Church," the evangelistic
strategist declared. "It needs to have its pews electrified.
There's a world going to Hell and most Christians involve
themselves in other (legitimate) activities, and ignore The Great
He exhorts Bible-believing Christians to not become complacent
in de-Commissioned roles within the Church and instead be about
their Father's business in harvesting a ripe field of unbelievers
in its own backyard with the message of love, redemption and
"It's quite legitimate to polish brass in a lifeboat, but not
when people are drowning around us," Comfort contends. "We have a
moral obligation to first and foremost reach out to the lost."