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About Us: Worldwide Impact


Changing Lives for more than 100 Years

The Gideons International started distributing the Word of God in 1908. Today, we have more than 300,000 members—and an untold number of supporters—in 200 countries, territories and possessions across the globe. These dedicated individuals give their time and money to make it possible for others to learn about the love of God by giving them access to His Word. In fact, we have placed or distributed more than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments around the world . . . and counting. For more information regarding distributions of God's Word and a list of all countries currently included in the Gideon ministry, please refer to our worldwide ministry map. Download now

Around the World . . .

  • There are over 300,000 Gideons and Auxiliary members (wives of Gideons) in more than 11,900 local groups worldwide.
  • More than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments have been distributed worldwide through The Gideons International since 1908.
  • The distribution of our first billion Scriptures by Gideon members spanned 93 years (1908 to 2001). Distribution of our second billion was attained in less than 14 years.
  • More than 88 million copies of God's Word were distributed last year.
  • On average, more than two copies of God's Word are distributed per second.
  • Over one million Bibles and New Testaments are distributed every 4 days.