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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 200 nations 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.

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Testimony: Hope Found in a Hospital

Sergey Komar spent his childhood in an orphanage. Other children in the orphanage mocked and offended Sergey, so he tried to escape several times. With each attempt, Sergey was found and brought back to the orphanage. Eventually, Sergey became ill with symptoms of tuberculosis and was admitted to a hospital. While lying in bed with a serious health condition and a hopeless feeling in his heart, Sergey found a New Testament in his bedside table. As he spent time reading about Christ, Sergey repented and gave his heart to Jesus. The Lord healed the young man and gave him life instead of death. Today, Sergey is a member of the Gideon camp in the Rovenky, Luhansk, region of Ukraine. He is working with other local Gideons to visit tuberculosis hospitals on a regular basis. Hundreds of Scriptures just like the one Sergey read during his darkest days have been placed in these hospitals.


The region labeled Europe East includes the following countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

Located within this region are
607 local associations (or camps), 5,280 Gideons, and 2,330 Auxiliaries (wives of Gideons). A total of 103,136,422 Scriptures have been distributed in Europe East. The 2014 annual Scripture distribution goal is 3,170,100.

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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 2 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in 200 countries, territories and possessions 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.

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