Mission for April: The Gideons International

More about The Gideons International

The Global Mission

The mission of The Gideons International is to win the lost for Christ, and our unique method is the distribution of Bibles and New Testaments in selected streams of life. Gideons have placed or distributed more than 2 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in 200 countries, territories and possessions around the world . . . so far. Having God's Word can lead people to faith in Christ, and we invite you to learn more about the Gideons and how you can help us provide God's Word.

Changing Lives for more than 100 Years

The Gideons International started distributing the Word of God in 1908. Today, they have more than 300,000 members—and an untold number of supporters—in 200 countries, territories and possessions across the globe. These dedicated individuals give their time and money to make it possible for others to learn about the love of God by giving them access to His Word. In fact, the Gideons have placed or distributed more than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments around the world . . . and counting.

Distributing Bibles and New Testaments Around the World

Having God's Word can and does lead people to faith in Christ, and those new Christians then grow by studying their Scriptures and even use them to share their faith with others. For this reason, Gideons focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. These copies of God's Word are printed in more than 90 languages and are either given directly to certain individuals or placed in selected public locations where large numbers of people, who may be searching for answers, will have the ability to encounter the Word of God.

Distributing complete copies of God's Word also:

  • Plants powerful seeds that God can use in His timing. (I Corinthians 3:6)
  • Allows people to read the truth for themselves. (John 8:32)
  • Provides a continuing witness when the Gideon is no longer present. (Heb. 4:12)
  • Makes it easier for the people we reach to reach others with the truth about Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Makes it possible for new Christians to learn and grow through personal Bible study. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Areas of Distribution

Bibles and New Testaments are personally distributed by members of The Gideons International to these groups:

  • Students in the 5th grade and above
  • Prisoners and police, fire, medical and military personnel
  • Anyone else Gideons witness to individually

God's Word is placed in key locations, including:

  • Hotels and motels
  • Hospitals, convalescent homes, medical offices and domestic violence shelters
  • Prisons and jails

Want to know even more? Visit The Gideons International website at www.gideons.org. Please keep The Gideons and their staff and volunteers in your prayers this month.

Thank You Note from The Gideons International

Dear Pastor,
I wanted to thank you again for letting us present the message of The Gideons International. We are blessed to have you and your congregation partnering with us. We received close to $500 in offerings from the three services, praise God! This in addition to your $500 donation from your missions fund will purchase many much needed copies of God’s holy word. The word which tells of His mercy and grace and salvation only found in Jesus the Messiah.
We will be in prayer for you and your church.
We look forward to our continued partnership. May the Lord continue to guide and bless you.
Your brother in Christ,
Greg Eakins
Omaha Central Camp