Gideons International in Australia
Gideons International in Australia makes it possible for people to learn about the love of God by giving them access to His Word!
Hills Bible Church is a ‘Friend of the Gideons’ and through our support, we have access to resources for the congregation, including pocket New Testaments for when the opportunity arises to share our love for Jesus and the truth of God’s Word in our communities.
HBC members Johan Wiggett and Matt Hunt are both Gideons and are enthusiastic in sharing how they serve our Lord Jesus Christ through their daily lives, through the depth of teaching and fellowship at HBC coupled with the resources of The Gideons. Feel free to ask anything of them about the ministry or visit gideons.org.au.
The head office for Gideons International in Australia is located in Canberra.
Gideons International is an evangelical Christian association founded in 1899 in Janesville, Wisconsin. The Gideons’ primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge.
This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place in 200 countries, territories and possessions. The association’s members focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. These copies are printed in over 100 languages. The association is most widely known for its Scriptures placed in hotel and motel rooms. The Gideons also distribute to hospitals and other medical offices, schools and colleges as well as jails and prisons. The association takes its name from the Biblical figure Gideon, depicted in Judges 6.
The Gideons International has an international presence. Its members distribute Scriptures in many countries to people who cannot afford to purchase Scriptures on their own.
Gideons began distributing free Bibles, the endeavour for which they are chiefly known, in 1908, when the first Bibles were placed in the rooms of the Superior Hotel in Superior, Montana. Members of The Gideons International currently distribute over 80 million Scriptures annually, and the numbers are growing, especially in places like Brazil, India, and Asia. On average, more than two copies of the Bible are distributed per second through Gideons International. In late April of 2015, Gideons distributed their historic two billionth Scripture. The distribution of the first one billion Bibles and New Testaments by Gideon members spanned 93 years (1908 to 2001). The second billion was attained in less than 14 years (2002 to 2015).
The headquarters of Gideons International is in Nashville, Tennessee.