Praise and Prayer

Praise: The Gideons recently presented German President Johannes Rau with the 1 billionth New Testament which this ministry has distributed since its foundation in 1899. The president, who often garnishes his speeches with scriptural quotes, paid tribute to those who distribute the Bible among people who would not normally read it.

The Gideons are best known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms, but the 226,000 volunteers from 175 nations also distribute God's Word in hospitals, prisons, schools and consulting rooms, and through personal evangelism.