No one knows the full extent of the effect the Bible has on people. What we do know is that the Lord said, Isaiah 55:10-11, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Distributing the Bible is what Gideons International is all about and since 1908 they have been relentless in their task. In fact, most recently the two billionth Bible milestone was reached and now they have begun on the second billion. I remember reaching a Gideon New Testament when I was in the fifth grade - in fact, I still have that Testament.
Did you know that the Gideons distributed more than 88 million copies of God's Word last year? On average, more than two copies of the Word are distributed per second and over one million Bibles and New Testaments are distributed every four days. You talk about return on investment! WOW!
So, we will take a break this Sunday from the current teaching series, “We are Family - Who is the King of Your Castle?” as we listen to Mr. David Peterson share on behalf of the ministry of Gideons International. You will have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the work of the Gideons.
Following his presentation, you will also have the privilege of helping them provide Bibles and New Testaments through your generous giving. When you give, you have the confidence of knowing that your gift will allow someone, somewhere the opportunity to read God’s Word. So, please give generously.
I truly look forward to seeing you Sunday!
You are very much loved in the Lord,