Help Us Support Gideon International
On Sunday April 17th 2016, Justinian Caire of The Gideons International shared with our congregation the important work that Gideons is doing in our community and around the world. During his Minute for Mission, Caire shared with the congregation the importance of christian outreach programs for prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison in California. The Gideons International places over 1,300,000 Scriptures in prisons and detention centers around the world each year. Join us in supporting the work of Gideons International!
Changing Lives for more than 100 Years
The Gideons International started distributing the Word of God in 1908. Today, they have more than 300,000 members—and an untold number of supporters—in 200 countries, territories and possessions across the globe. These dedicated individuals give their time and money to make it possible for others to learn about the love of God by giving them access to His Word. In fact, they have placed or distributed more than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments around the world . . . and counting.
AROUND THE WORLD . . .
- There are over 300,000 Gideons members in more than 11,900 local groups worldwide.
- More than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments have been distributed worldwide through The Gideons International since 1908.
- The distribution of the first billion Scriptures by Gideon members spanned 93 years (1908 to 2001). Distribution of their second billion was attained in less than 14 years.
- More than 88 million copies of God's Word were distributed last year.
- On average, more than two copies of God's Word are distributed per second.
- Over one million Bibles and New Testaments are distributed every 4 days.