In the Shadow of Death
Held captive as a POW, William Funchess was shivering in the darkness when he felt something in his chest pocket. It was a New Testament bearing the Gideon emblem.+ Read More
Everest: A Journey of Faith
In addition to his passion for sharing God’s Word, 71-year-old Les Connell has a love for climbing mountains. Last September, that thirst for adventure put Les on the journey of a lifetime.+ Read More
Ministry Behind Bars
With the highest population of incarcerated men and women of any country, Gideons and Auxiliary across the United States work to take the Word of God to inmates.+ Read More
A Life of Ministry
Jason and Paula joined with a desire to impact lives with the Gospel, but discovered ministry had a way of making just as big an impact on their lives.+ Read More
Who are the Gideons?
Disciples of all nations
We are a body of believers dedicated to making the Word of God available to everyone and, together with the local church, reaching souls for Christ.
The Gideons International is the result of a meeting between two men who wished to band commercial travelers together for evangelism. What began in 1908 as an Association of Christian businessmen placing Bibles in hotel rooms has evolved into an expanding mission to provide Scriptures to all people in nearly every facet of life. Today, we have taken more than 2 billion Scriptures in more than 95 languages to 200 countries, territories, and possessions across the globe.
We exist as an advocate for the lost, to bring them the saving knowledge of the Word through not only placing and distributing Scriptures, but also through personal witnessing and by associating together for service. As a united force for the Gospel, we remain rooted in tradition, but we operate under the firm belief that anyone can be a valuable asset to this invaluable cause. We provide many opportunities to partner with us through either prayer or financial support. Join us, and let's spread the Good News. + Learn More