Who are the Gideons?

We are a body of believers dedicated to making the Word of God available to everyone and, together with the local church, reaching souls for Christ.

The Gideons International is the result of a meeting between two men who wished to band commercial travelers together for evangelism. What began in 1908 as an Association of Christian businessmen placing Bibles in hotel rooms has evolved into an expanding mission to provide Scriptures to all people in nearly every facet of life. Today, we have taken more than 2 billion Scriptures in more than 95 languages to 200 countries, territories, and possessions across the globe.
We exist as an advocate for the lost, to bring them the saving knowledge of the Word through not only placing and distributing Scriptures, but also through personal witnessing and by associating together for service. As a united force for the Gospel, we remain rooted in tradition, but we operate under the firm belief that anyone can be a valuable asset to this invaluable cause. We provide many opportunities to partner with us through either prayer or financial support. Join us, and let’s spread the Good News.

God’s Word is Making a Lasting Impact

There’s Power in the Word

Young Regino Galindes received his first Gideon Bible in his college days. As the region where he came from was a secluded area and Bible would only come as often as next to never, this young man was overjoyed, and there sprung the desire to find the place where all these free Bibles were coming from. Regino desired to be a part of The Gideons International. But because he was still studying, the answer to his prayer hasn't been given that year.

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Wide Awake

As a pastor's kid, Junel Liwnag thought that he had always been a Christian. He believed that he was a Christian, but, at that time, he never really had an encounter with Jesus.

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The Blue Book

Willie Usman is a Muslim by birth. He was born on the southern tip island of Sulu. For some, their island was called the "Island of Tears," for it was not easy to live there - no electricity, no potable water, and no suitable spices. Early marriages and the lack of good education were also just some of the common social issues in their place.

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