Another year has come and gone.
As we reflect momentarily on 2010 we stand in awe of what God chooses to do through The Gideons International.
This year we continued to distribute God’s Word throughout 194 countries, at the rate of approximately 1.5 million Scriptures per week. For each and every one of the 79+ million Scriptures distributed through The Gideons International in 2010, we praise God. And we also thank our members and donors. Your hard work and sacrifice has helped us to touch lives by the sharing of God’s Word.
There are many people who would like to thank you.
There is the cab driver in Mumbai, India who received Christ as a result of the witnessing of Gideons during an International Scripture Blitz (ISB) there this year. And there are the thousands of school children throughout the world who’ve responded to the invitations to receive Christ upon receiving copies of God’s Word from Gideons at school distributions this year.
These represent just a handful of the lives impacted through God’s faithfulness and your support of The Gideons International in 2010.
It is with great anticipation that we look toward what the Lord will do through this ministry in 2011, as there are more than 4 billion people in the world who have yet to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior.
As we have seen so many times before, we saw in 2010 that God’s plans are bigger than ours – for example, when God blessed our 2010 Burkina Faso distribution with more than 137,000 Scriptures distributed when our original goal was only 60,000.
We pray that God will open more doors as Gideons go into the traffic lanes of life sharing copies of God’s Word with millions of people so that they may come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior.
We already have scheduled ISBs in over a dozen countries for 2011 – from Zambia and Kenya to the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Please pray that hearts there will be receptive to God’s Word and that God’s hand of protection will be with the Gideons as they travel for these ISBs.
To everyone, may God bless all of you and your families in 2011.