From Hopeless To Saved

by The Gideons International on May 16, 2014

We don’t know exactly why Rudy felt compelled to ask a Gideon for a copy of God’s Word last month. But he did. And that question launched a discussion that would be the most important conversation of Rudy’s life.

A Scripture distribution had just concluded in the Dominican Republic and Gideons were taking stock of their remaining Scriptures as they prepared to leave. It would have been reasonable for them to assume God had done all He was going to do at this location on this day. However, God is always at work. And on this day, He was placing a lost soul in just the right place at the right time.

That lost soul was Rudy.

Rudy Photo

Rudy, moments after receiving Jesus as his Lord and Savior. © 2014 The Gideons International.

So when Rudy saw the Gideons and their boxes of Scriptures, he approached them and did what people do every day–he asked a Gideon if he could have one of the New Testaments.

A seeking heart like that is a joy to the Lord. And it’s a joy to a Gideon. One of the Gideons then took out a personal copy of God’s Word and explained to Rudy that if he could just have a few minutes of his time, this copy of God’s Word would be his to keep.

Rudy then listened as the Gideon began to share about Jesus, telling the young man that Jesus loved him. He explained the plan of salvation and that we are all sinners but that God offers us salvation through His Son, Jesus. And that is the only eternal hope any of us can have.

The Holy Spirit was working on Rudy’s heart. As the young man listened to the Gideon sharing the Gospel, he realized just how lost and hopeless he was without Jesus.

And in the moments to follow, Rudy made the life-changing decision to follow Jesus and to make Him the Lord and Savior of his life.

We give God all the praise for Rudy’s testimony. We thank our members, donors and others whose faithful prayers and financial support made it possible for Gideons to be there that day with God’s Word. Because of so many faithful Christians and a faithful God, Rudy can now experience just how much God truly loves him.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Gideon Aigbe May 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm

its so amazing how God really works,talking about ‘eternal hope to d hopeless’ i was just wondering what God has in store for me have av been telling him to show me what he wants me to do but am still believing anyway.and please if u think u have better ways on how to ask God pls help by mailing or callme 002348033023247 pls save time


Randy Dial May 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Hello. I am glad to hear that there is proof of what I have believed. There are so many out there seeking,searching for the truth. In a world full of misinformation,lies ,and misdirrection many people are on a quest for answers to fulfill that need that God Himself has placed into all of our hearts. Where is the love,what is love,where can I find it? There is only one source! god and His Word.


Jim Sheridan 436745 May 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm

As Faith Fund Chairman of my Gideon Camp I always read a International testimony at each of our camps Saturday morning prayer meetings and our monthly Camp meetings. This was not always the case, but since we started to read a International testimony our giving has increased considerably. There is something about hearing the encouraging testimonies of real people that makes our Gideon Brothers want to give. If I am reminded, I willingly give. If I am not reminded, I seem to forget the importance of the Faith Funds needs. It’s sort of “out of sight out of mind”. Not every Gideon reads the the info on line or the letters sent from the International. I encourage all our Faith Fund Chairman to read a testimony at each meeting. They will be amazed at the results.

God Bless,

Jim Sheridan
Tyler, Texas South Camp


Holiness unto the LORD May 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Eye hath not seen nor ear heard what God has in store for those LOVE Him.


john alves May 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Thankyou very much for sharing! Keep up the good work, ……j


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