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 Seed Planted In My Heart
Perry Cartera’s TestimonyRead more
I was born to a big family. We were nine siblings. Those were the days when we made our own toys from whatever materials were available—rubber bands, grass, leaves, tin cans, wood and the like. Those were the days when the streets were our playground. We were also a poor family, and both my parents had the double disadvantage of not having a good education, and not having good role models in their parents. Because of these disadvantages, my parents had difficulty raising us—both in providing for our needs and in giving us guidance.
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