Gideons Distribute Historic Two Billionth Scripture

by The Gideons International on April 28, 2015

Gideons 2 billionth Bible placed photo

The Gideons International has just surpassed the two billion mark in distributing Bibles and New Testaments.

The distribution of the first one billion Bibles and New Testaments by Gideon members spanned 93 years (1908 to 2001). This second billion was attained in less than 14 years (2002 to 2015).

To celebrate what God has accomplished through this ministry, The Gideons are scheduling representatives of their membership to present a Two Billionth Commemorative Bible to as many of the leaders as possible in the countries in which they are organized.

The Gideons currently distribute over 80 million Scriptures annually, and the numbers are growing, especially in places like Brazil, India, and Asia. Through the efforts of over 300,000 members in 200 countries, territories, and possessions, The Gideons share more than two Scriptures every second of every day—in over 90 languages.

More Than Just A Number
As we rejoice in this two-billionth Scripture placement, we are mindful that the real significance is what the number represents.

“It is more than just a number,” says International President Dr. William E.G. Thomas. “We are placing Bibles because they save souls. Behind every number is a face, behind every face a story, behind every story a priceless soul that could live throughout eternity.”

The impact of these Scriptures can be seen through the many testimonies we’ve shared with you on this blog. These are real stories of souls saved and lives changed as a result of someone coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus through a copy of God’s Word provided through The Gideons International. And as the Lord is faithful to His promise in Isaiah 55:11, we can be assured that each Scripture placed touches a life, and often, many lives.

We Are So Grateful
We are also deeply grateful for the pastors, churches, and individual donors who support us through their prayers and gifts.

Most of all, we thank God, to Whom we give all the glory for each and every Scripture distributed, and for every soul saved as a result. Until He comes again, we will continue to seek His will in taking His Word to all the nations.

Please share this praise for our two billionth Scripture with your pastor, friends and family.

Would you like to make an impact right now? Click here to Give God’s Word.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Ken Paxton April 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm

To God be the PRAISE, GLOROY AND HONOR…Great things He is doing and wants to do… and the amazing thing…HE wants to use us! Ephesians 3: 20

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Frank Rudd April 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Yes! Praise God!

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dixie slider April 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Praise the Lord for all that you have committed to the ministry over the many years. So many lives have been changed because of your efforts.

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DR.K. WAYNE MORRIS April 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

AWESOME, PRAISE HIS NAME!! HIS WORD LIVES FOREVER AND WE HAVE THE EXTRAORDINARY PRIVILEGE AND RESPONSIBILITY TO SHARE IN HIS WORK!! WHAT JOY AND BLESSINGS WE EXPERIENCE AS WE SERVE “HIM”
LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. GLORY HALLELUJAH!! PRAISE BE TO THE FATHER ,THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT!! LORD JESUS WE EAGERLY AWAIT YOUR RETURN – UNTIL THEN WE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE!!!
FOR WE ARE LABORERS TOGETHER WITH GOD!!
IN HIM,
DR. WAYNE MORRIS

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Rohit David April 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Heartiest congratulations to Gideons & Auxiliary for helping in achieving distribution and placement of God’s word pan the globe. Thank you to all the Pastors, friends and well wishers for the Gideons Ministry that God enable us to reach 200 billion souls across the Globe.

Thanks to the leadership in the Ministry for their guidance and able leadership for being partner in the expansion of God’s Kingdom.

All praise, honor and glory to God Almighty.

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Conrad Hempel April 28, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Praise the Lord. We have been praying for this. We are also praying that the list of unfilled orders will go down soon. Thanks for the news.

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Arline Orr April 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

I have a question; are the Gideons allowed to place a Bible in motel rooms or in hospital rooms.
Sincerely,
Marian A. Orr

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cesar April 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Truly only eternity will tell the number of souls that came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through the reading of the Gideons Bible placed and distributed for more than a century now. Thanks to Pastors and church congregations for the support. Keep on Gideons for the glory of God!

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martin April 29, 2015 at 2:52 am

Good News about the Good News! We Praise God and trust every scripture turns a heart to the Father.

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Richard W. Love April 29, 2015 at 4:58 am

THAT IS GREAT AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED!!!!

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F. Lamar Ross April 29, 2015 at 9:21 am

Praise to our Father in Heaven, and to our Savior Jesus Christ.
It is only known in Heaven how many souls are saved, we rejoice with the Angels.
Let us continue in the Work until Christ returns.
In the Service of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lamar Ross

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V. Kenneth Deal April 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

I still have the one presented to me January 29, 1946.

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Robert BYUMANINE April 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Thank you Lord God for what You allowed Gideon’s ministry to achieve! God bless all Team! We had a long way to continue sharing God word all around the world. Robert B. from Congo DR

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Leslie R.G April 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Praise the Lord ! As a Gideon living in India, I am blessed to be part of this great Ministry, God has placed me in. This moment of reaching the milestone of 2 billion of God’s Word distributed across 200 nation spurs me to strive harder to take the Gospel to the many in my country who do not know about Jesus.

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Leslie R.G April 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Praise the Lord ! As a Gideon living in India, I am blessed to be part of this great Ministry, God has placed me in. This moment of reaching the milestone of 2 billion of God’s Word distributed across 200 nation spurs me UB to strive harder to take the Gospel to the many in my country who do not know about Jesus. Leslie – Gideon, Mumbai, India.

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Randolph Beasley April 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

My wife and I are proud to be members of the Gideons International! We are simply an extension of the local church. Let’s all keep praying that this ministry will continue to be used by God to share the Good News.

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Kenneth R Council April 29, 2015 at 10:06 pm

This is a monumental moment for sure. How would you like to be the one who bought that 2 billion Bible? Who knows, you could have been the one. I like to think that all of us who gave was the very one. God caused us to want to share the powerful Word Of God and we are all winners… Isaiah 55:11 is committed to bring Godly results every time.
Amen,
Ray Council

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josephat April 30, 2015 at 2:08 am

great work, it needs more workers for the work is much, laborers however are few

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Alice F. Paxton May 8, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Thank you for your sharing with me the Bible information and update. Enjoy your blessings guys, keep the blessings coming, thank goodness. God be us all to the name of Christ Jesus.

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Raimundo Nonato Guimarães May 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

Sinto-me muito feliz e agradecido a Deus por fazer parte deste Ministério a 18 anos, e ter alcançado este maravilhoso momento de alcançar o total de 2.000.000 (dois bilhões) de Novos Testamentos, distribuídos no Mundo..
Deus Seja Louvado.

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