LEARN ABOUT FRIENDS
“Sam Kisten was a youngster playing in a rock band when he received a copy of the Bible placed by The Gideons International. Coming from an Hindu culture it did not mean much to him at first, but he slowly started reading it – sometimes even after coming home under the influence of drugs late at night. After three years of reading and studying the Bible, he gave his life to the Lord. Today he pastors a church in the Chatsworth community and heads a project that has planted more than 100 churches in Mozambique! Proof that God will not allow His Word to return void unto Him.”
WHY we do it? The Gideons International is an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are members of Protestant and Evangelical churches. Our members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God’s Word in 200 countries around the world.
WHY we need Friends? This is an initiative to expand our ministry and increase the number of people we can reach for Christ! Many men and women are unable to join The Gideons International as members, but would still like to support our ministry and become involved in other ways. The Friends of Gideons program provides them the ideal opportunity to do so.
WHO can become a Friend? Anyone who supports our ministry and its vision! Anyone who loves Jesus and wants to see His Kingdom grow, may join. The Friends of Gideons initiative allows non-members to get involved with The Gideons International and to play a vital part in the ministry’s growth through prayer and financial support.
As a Friend, you will see where God is changing lives through our ministry and how to partner with us.Partner with us in prayer. To keep you informed, you will receive the following:
1 Bi-monthly Gideon Newsletter.
2 Gideon prayer points for you to focus on.
3 Invitations to events — Gideons in your area will contact you.
On signing up as a Financial Friend, you will receive some tools, which make witnessing for God exciting.
1 Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay — a book that provides valuable advice on witnessing.
2 Three specially designed New Testaments, free every quarter to make sharing and witnessing easy.
3 You can also buy additional New Testaments for your personal witnessing at only R25 each.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN BEING A FRIEND OF GIDEONS?
Please pray that God will lead others to become Friends with our ministry
Please let others know of our initiative and how they can contribute in a meaningful way to bring others to Christ.
Please share this initiative with those in your church, prayer/ Bible study groups, at work, in your neighbourhood and family to become Friends of Gideons.
What happens after I sign up?
Aﬅer the national office receives your information, you will be registered as a Friend of Gideons.
A welcome letter and a pack with material will be sent to you by mail.
Gideon members in your area will be notified of your registration as a Friend of Gideons. A representative of the camp will make contact with you, with more information on the next event you will be invited to.