The Gideon Bibles are here!!!

When we were getting the cabins ready to open for the season I noticed that a couple had Gideon Bibles in the bedroom drawers.  I found that most did not have any.  Our family has always helped support the work of the Gideons through contributions at church when they would come to speak to us or as memorial donations when someone passed away.  Having heard story after story of lives being changed and souls being saved through individuals reading God’s Holy Word during alone time or times of desperation in a hotel or wherever they may find a Bible I believe strongly in the importance of supporting the Gideon’s work.  My step father Vivian Traylor use to take my sons with him to truck stops and other places to leave Bibles and I was so humbled by his willingness to share the Word of God with others in this manner.

I asked the owners of Northern Lights Resort if it was okay for me to contact the Gideons to get additional Bibles and after some discussion they were quite willing to let me do this.  It’s taken some time for the Bibles to arrive but they are now here and when we clean the cabins on Saturday I’ll be putting the new Bibles in the bedroom drawers in each cabin for God to use in reaching our guests.  The owners were not familiar with the Gideons and I realize that others may not be as well so I gathered some information on their history, who they are and what they do.  They are not fanatical evangelists who scare people more than reach them.  They are just regular folks like  you and I who love the Lord and want to participate in spreading His Word through distributing these Bibles.

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Gideon International is an evangelical Christian organization founded in 1899.  Their primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge.  The Bibles are purchased from money given by local churches of all denominations and other contributions. This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place in over 195 countries and in at least 84 languages, with the organization being particularly known for the copies found in hotel and motel rooms.  The organization takes it name from the biblical figure Gideon depicted in Judges 6.  More than 1.7 billion Bibles have been distributed since 1908. In addition to their well-known hotel-room Bibles, the Gideons also distribute Bibles to members of the military of various countries, to  hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and students. The Gideons draw their volunteer members from many Christian denominations. Membership is limited to current or retired businessmen and professional men age 21 and older who are members in good standing of an evangelical or Protestant church, congregation or assembly.

If you want to find out more you can check out their web page at http://www.gideons.org/

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5 thoughts on “The Gideon Bibles are here!!!

  1. Hello my name is Nathalie my grandparents are pastors of a church, and have giving me a task to look around and how I can order Gideon’s bible books for our church. But so far I haven’t been able to get in contact with anyone who may have me get the bibles. Please if you can help me get in contact with someone so we can give them to the folks in our church it would be wonderful. Thank you for your time. God bless you.

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    1. Hi Nathalie,

      It was nice to hear from you. I made contact with the Gideons through their website. The ontact information for the lady that contacted me b ack is:

      Ms. Jaye Haynes
      Receptionist
      P.O. Box 140800 | Nashville, TN 37214-0800
      PH 615.564.5000 :: FX 615.564.6000
      jhaynes@gideons.org | http://www.gideons.org

      They will need your location so they can contact the Gideon nearest you. They had to speak to the owners of the resort to make sure they wanted the Bibles so I am pretty sure they will need to speak to your grandparents. When you make contact with them give them your grandparents phone number from the beginning to save some time. I hope this will get the Bibles for you!

      Take care, Rosalyn Chauvin

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    1. I was so happy when the Gideon showed up with them. It took over a month to get them. I hope they touch someone’s life! Take care of yourself Pat, you mean so much to us! Rosie and Roy

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