Friends of Gideons

by The Gideons International on December 19, 2014

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As The Gideons International approaches distribution of the 2 billionth Bible or New Testament, we realize it is only one milestone in fulfilling the Great Commission. There are still so many people without access to God’s Word. It’s been a long road to 2 billion, filled with much prayer, incredible testimonies, and the support of members and donors like you.

From the start of our Association in 1899, Gideons were a band of traveling salesmen who, with holy enthusiasm, shared their faith on the highways and in the byways of their territories. According to the early ministry documents, they “enthusiastically recited their experience while traveling; how train crew and passengers had joined in the service, and how here and there had been recorded the confessions of a newfound Christ.”

In 1908, it was decided to take up the plan of placing Bibles in the bedrooms of the hotels of America. That first year, we placed 5,774 Bibles. Today, Gideons distribute more than one million Scriptures every five days in 199 countries. This is only accomplished through the prayers and undergirding of our churches and dedicated Christians like you.

One new way to facilitate spreading the Good News of Christ is to become a Friend of Gideons. As a Friend, you partner to make a real difference in your community and around the world as you reinforce our common goal to win the lost to Christ.

As a Prayer Partner, you will see where God is at work changing lives through your ongoing prayers and our combined efforts. You will also keep up with how best to pray for this ministry and those in need of God’s Word. Prayer Partners receive our Friends eNews, our Prayer Calendar, and invitations to specific local events. Click here for more information on how to sign up for free.

Those seeking a higher level of engagement with the mission of The Gideons International can choose to be Financial Partners receive all the above benefits, plus access to our pocket New Testaments, The Gideon magazine, and a great book on personal evangelism, Secret to an Open Door. Click here for more information on being a Financial Partner.

Every day, Gideons and Friends of Gideons across the globe pray for the ultimate goal of placing God’s Word into the hands of lost people. There is no greater need today.

The Gideons International values relationships over the years with our supporters and Friends who help spread God’s Word not only across the world, but also in local communities, as an integral part of following Christ daily. Here’s a testimony from one of our new Friends, Mark:

Mark is an automotive repairman in Melbourne, Florida. Mark has a heart for the homeless men and women of his town. A few weeks ago, Mark called The Gideons International Headquarters to find out more about how he could help minister to the local homeless in Melbourne. Mark was thrilled to learn how he could obtain pocket-sized New Testaments by becoming a Friend. “Becoming a Friend was a simple decision. Now, I have access to purchase New Testaments so I can minister to people’s spiritual needs as well as their physical ones.”

As Christians, we all hold the privilege and the responsibility to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to men, women, and young people across the world. Join us as we seek to do all we can in reaching the lost.

And He said unto them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15 ESV)

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ancil Jividen December 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Let’s work harder and reach out to those on the highways and byways as God continues to provide our needs, and gives us the strength and courage each day of our life.


Brenda B December 22, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Thank you for your devoted work to place God’s Word in the hands of the lost!
There is hope in Jesus !!

Brenda B.


Brenda B December 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm



Carmen Gonzàlez Pèrez December 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I am a christian and I would like to help to spread the God News of Jesus Christ.
I can distribute Scriptures in my community . I pray for all you.
Well, my English is not good. I’am from Mèxico. Actually I’m learning this language and I thank God for this, because in this way I can read your blog.
Please if you can told me the way I could help to spread the God’s word, answer me.
All God’s bless with you.


chimezie February 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

please I am in Nigeria please how can I join this great ministry of evangelism that is my thirsty every day I have local children ministry but I don’t have money to buy bible to distribute to them. please I need help but most is how to come up to join to this great evangelist out reach please.


The Gideons International February 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

Thank you. Your message has been forwarded to our National Associations Division for their review.

May God bless you for your desire to share His Word.


phillip April 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

Sir thought you might like to hear of a small encouraging story, I am a missionary working in southern mindanao, was recently high up into a mountainous region of this southern island and about to start a bible study with a family, asked if they had a bible, no said mum and dad, no problem i thought i will just bring one with me next trip for them, thier young son yelled out Wait and rushed off, returned shortly after with 5 small Gideon’s bibles , both in English and Bisayan. God bless you Gideon’s, Cant say anything more but keep up your work it is working,


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