Reaching Prisoners With God’s Word

by The Gideons International on June 26, 2012

For some people, it takes a prison sentence to realize there is punishment for their wrong-doings. When locked behind cold, iron prison bars, an individual can feel an intense yearning for freedom. So the good news that there is freedom from sin and its punishment through faith in Jesus Christ is a message that The Gideons International wants prisoners to know.

Thanks to your prayers and support, in the past 12 months, over 161,000 copies of God’s Word have been placed in prisons through The Gideons International.

Since our first prison Scripture placements in 1957, we have heard many amazing testimonies of how prisoners, as well as prison employees, have come to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior as a result of discovering God’s Word.

Here are just a few of those testimonies:

God Orchestrates Events To Show A Convicted Felon His Love
The dramatic twist at the end of this testimony by Jack Benschoter, who had been imprisoned for what he calls “unauthorized withdrawal of funds from a federally insured financial institution,” may sound like something Hollywood would dream up. But it’s just a reminder of the amazing things God can do.
See the video testimony here.

God’s Saving Grace Reaches A Jail Cell

“By the time I reached my upper teens, I was having major problems at home and ended up in the county jail. I had no TV, radio, visitors, cellmates or even hygiene products.”
Read the full story here.

False Testimonies Lead To A Prisoner’s True Testimony For Christ
“One day, when leaving the courtroom and surrounded by reporters and TV news cameras, Peter grabbed a rifle from one of the prison guards and managed to escape. He remained on the loose for a few months, until he was re-captured after being shot twice.”
Read the full story here.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

francine casey June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I am a member of The Church of The Harvest Church in Riverhead,L.I.New York and am interested in finding out more about prison ministry here and hopefully doing

Francine Casey


Robert June 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

God bless the Gideons ministry for the Word distrubuted to prisoners!


Robert Byumanine.


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