Record-Setting Year Moves The Gideons International Closer To Two Billion Scriptures

by The Gideons International on August 20, 2013

We rejoice to report that a record 84,632,342 Scriptures were placed and distributed over the past year through The Gideons International.

We give God the praise and glory for all that He chooses to do through this ministry, and for every person witnessed to and every life touched. And to the pastors, churches, donors and our 300,000+ members in the 196 countries where The Gideons International is organized, thank you all for your prayers.

One of the students who received a Scripture from The Gideons International during the 2012 Colombia International Scripture Blitz. Gideons and Auxiliary distributed over 1.1 million Scriptures during the two-week event. © 2012 The Gideons International.

One of the students who received a Scripture from The Gideons International during the 2012 Colombia International Scripture Blitz. Gideons and Auxiliary distributed over 1.1 million Scriptures during the two-week event. © 2012 The Gideons International.

It is important to note that we are on our way to reaching our two billionth Scripture placed. We anticipate that moment will occur in 2015.

It took nearly 100 years to place the first billion Scriptures. If we reach two billion Scriptures by the end of 2015, those second billion Scriptures will have been placed in less than 15 years. That is what God is doing right now through this Association.

“I’m convinced that we live and serve in some of the most exciting times in Christian history,” says Craig Warner, Executive Director of The Gideons International. “In spite of all the conflicts in today’s world, God is moving and opening doors that we never imagined or thought possible.”

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Moments after giving his life to Christ, Raul Gomez affirms his decision as he signs the back of his New Testament during the 2013 International Scripture Blitz in Argentina in May. © 2013 The Gideons International.

As you have seen on our blog, there are many testimonies of people being led to a saving faith in Christ through the personal witness of Gideons and Auxiliary as they share Scriptures. Of our 84.6 million Scriptures distributed throughout the world last year, over four million were distributed during 15 International Scripture Blitz events in countries like Argentina, Indonesia, and Mozambique. And more than 572,000 Scriptures were distributed in U.S.A. Metro Blitz events in cities like San Diego, El Paso, and Oklahoma City.

The Gideons International is unique in that the members live in the countries where they serve. We aren’t just visitors in countries like Sudan, Nepal, Haiti, or Ukraine. Gideons live and work there . . . sharing the Gospel and copies of God’s Word with their fellow citizens, families, and friends.

Please continue to support the distribution of God’s Word in over 190 countries to win souls for Christ.

Thank you and God bless.

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Some of the many students who gladly received God’s Word during the distributions in Bolivia this April. More than 145,500 Scriptures were distributed there that week by members of The Gideons International. © 2013 The Gideons International.

Note that for an investment of about a dollar and a quarter, you can provide for the purchase and placement of a Scripture throughout the world. This includes all costs of getting a Scripture into the hands of someone who needs it.

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Ira Conner August 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

What a Savior we serve….To God be all Honor and Glory, Amen.

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Robert BYUMANINE August 24, 2013 at 4:59 am

Thank you and may all glory be to our Might God!

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Daniel August 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Great Blessing; Praise The Lord¡¡

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