More than Missionaries
The Gideons International is an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are members of Protestant/evangelical churches. Our members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God's Word in more than 190 countries around the world.
The majority of Gideons live and serve in their local communities, making us very effective and efficient because . . .
- They know the local language and customs.
- They know where the hotels, schools, prisons, hospitals and other locations where Bibles and New Testaments need to be distributed are located.
- Sometimes, we're able to establish local groups of Gideons in countries where traditional missionaries aren't allowed to go.
A New Translation
A new version of the Bible will soon be introduced to hotels around Australia. The English standard Version (ESV) was translated by a team of more than 100 leading scholars and pastors. Since its publication in 2001, the ESV has gained wide acceptance and is used and trusted by church leaders, numerous denominations, and millions of individuals around the world. Our new Bibles will also have refreshed covers and a modern, easily readable font.
The Global Mission
The mission of The Gideons International is to win the lost for Christ, and our unique method is the distribution of Bibles and New Testaments in selected streams of life. Gideons have placed or distributed more than 1.7 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in more than 190 countries around the world . . . so far. Having God's Word can lead people to faith in Christ, and we invite you to explore this website to learn more about the Gideons and how you can help us provide God's Word.Read more