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About Us: Worldwide Impact

Our Mission

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 more than 190 countries 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 1.9 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.
  • Between 1999 and 2013, we distributed over 1 billion Scriptures, which was more Scriptures than in our previous 90 years of Scripture placements.
  • Approximately 1.9 billion Bibles and New Testaments have been distributed worldwide since 1908, and more than 750 million Bibles and New Testaments were distributed in just the last 10 years.
  • More than 81 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.