The Gideons International In Canada has always been about getting God’s Word into the hands of people everywhere, since we began in 1911. As we’ve grown, becoming an independent, fully Canadian-operated organization in 2011, we are always adapting and developing new ways to communicate the Gospel.
Our recent Scripture magazines gain access where our full-sized Bibles could not. In waiting rooms, prison cells, crisis centres, or on coffee tables, their design attracts people everywhere to flick them open and discover Jesus within their colourful pages.
The NewLife app for smartphones is now in use in over 170 countries, even some closed to Christianity, such as Indonesia, Iran, and Pakistan. It’s been a powerful tool for evangelism, with a complete copy of the NLT Bible and articles answering many of life’s big questions.
It’s important to us that we always work through the church, so we’ve added Global Church Partnerships. Our mailbag is stuffed full of requests from churches, para-church organizations, and other Christian ministries wanting to join with us to achieve our common goal.
SendMe, our youth and young adults program, is the fastest-growing program in our ministry. From international outreach trips to new interns on staff, we’re bringing young people on board to impact young lives for Christ on a global scale.
And all this is on top of our ever-growing membership and free Bible distribution across Canada and the world, since day one. Read more at gideons.ca.