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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: The Wildcat Strike

Several Gideons were on their way to a school distribution in Senegal. It was nighttime, and the old rental car transporting them hit a large pothole. A tire was destroyed, and with no light, no help, and no jack, they were stuck until daybreak. When it got a little brighter, a jack was located and the spare tire was put on. Driving very slowly, they arrived at 8:15 a.m. to see the local Gideons standing very sadly by the front gate of the school. All the students were already inside, and the Gideons had lost their opportunity to share the Word of God with them. While they stood evaluating the situation, the teachers called an unauthorized strike and the students were released for the day. The students strolled out of the school in small groups, which actually facilitated the distribution, and almost every one accepted a New Testament.


  1. The region labeled Africa West includes the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
  2. Located within this region are 488 local associations (or camps), 6,178 Gideons, and 3,471 Auxiliaries (wives of Gideons).
  3. A total of 71,711,768 Scriptures have been distributed in Africa West.
  4. The 2014 annual Scripture distribution goal is 4,567,900.

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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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