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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: New Testament is Far-Reaching

Pastor Govin Appavoo received a New Testament in 1983 when he was 12 years old. His parents were devout Hindus, so Govin hid it away and decided not to read it.After finishing primary school, he received a scholarship to study in Russia where he qualified as a radio physicist. He took the New Testament with him. It did not take long after reading the New Testament before Govin gave his life to Christ. Not long after returning to his home in the island nation of Mauritius, he began to pastor a local church and became a senior lecturer at a local university. He travels to Russia, Africa and throughout Asia regularly, in order to preach. The same little pocket New Testament still tours the world with him after 30 years. He remembers the verse in Isaiah 55:11 “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void,” and knows this truth that was so real for his life will continue to be so forever.


  1. The region labeled Africa South includes the following countries: Angola, Kenya, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Sao Tome and Principe, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  2. Located within this region are 514 local associations (or camps), 6,945 Gideons, and 4,468 Auxiliaries (wives of Gideons).
  3. A total of 89,952,656 Scriptures have been distributed in Africa South.
  4. The 2014 annual Scripture distribution goal is 5,605,000.

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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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