The Gideons

The other Saturday I went to a Gideon meeting.  It was exciting to hear of placements of Bibles and Testaments all round the world. 

I was pleased to be involved in a placement in our local hospital.  The old Bibles were collected up and news one placed by every locker by every bed.  It is when you are ill, lonely and frightened in the middle of a hospital night that comfort can be found in these books.  The guide section at the front suggests a reading for such occasions.  My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.  2 Corinthins 12:9

In our area every senior school (except one) has been visited to give Testaments to Year 11 pupils.  A suggested reading for bullied children is The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid.  Ps 27:1

I’m always pleased to find these little books in hotels and bed and breakfast establishments. If there isn’t one I arrange to have them delivered if the owners are willing.  Hotels can be lonely places.  All the Bibles are paid for my local donations.

Carol, a Gideon friend