Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Gideons


The Gideons are an impressive group whose mission is "to win the lost for Christ." So far, "Gideons have placed or distributed more than 1.3 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in more than 180 countries around the world."

Before I began teaching, I worked in a high school library. When a student asked, I noticed that we had no Bibles. A phone call to the Gideons was made and five new Bibles were donated. They were checked out too! If you'd care to make a donation, just click on this link.

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33 comments:

Chris said...

Sal, I had to laugh at your cartoon this morning. Also, interesting facts about The Gideons


Hugs,
Chris

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hahahaha!! Love that cartoon!!

Have a great day!

Monica

saleslady371 said...

Very interesting! Happy Sunday to you.

Barbara H. said...

I so appreciate the Gideons' work. Once when my unsaved mother was in the hospital, she pulled out the Gideon's Bible in the drawer and started to read it.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

'Morning Sally,
My husband was once a Gideon and I know they are wonderful workers in the Kingdom. Enjoyed the cartoon. Happy Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dawn said...

The cartoon made me smile ☺.

Enjoy your day.

take care,
Dawn

artis1111 said...

I love seeing the cartoos you have. Too funny!! Kathy

Charlotte said...

What a cute cartoon. The Gideons have done and are doing a great work. I'm surprised Bibles would be allowed in a school library.
Happy Spiritual Sunday.
Charlotte

♥ Kathy said...

I think that's so awesome that they give Bibles away :) Happy Sunday Sally ♥

Clif said...

This is funny. Thanks for your words of encouragement to distribute the Scriptures.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What a great story! Do they still have Bibles in hotel rooms? I can't remember the last time I saw a Bible in a hotel room. I don't get out often so that doesn't say much but I was just kinda curious if they still have them in the hotel rooms or not.
God Bless,
Ginger

Joyfull said...

Loved reading about the powerful ministry of the Gideons. Thank you for sharing.

Beverly said...

The Gideon effort has been and continues to be amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Raggedy Girl said...

I come on Sundays just to see your sweet cartoons and thanks for the info on the Gideons.

May God Bless You This Sunday
from Roberta Anne

Cathy said...

They are wonderful, Sally. I love to read the Bible in doctor's offices or in the hospital. But I tell you, I wonder if Bibles are even allowed in school libraries now! It is outrageous.

Betty said...

Sally, it's a wonderful work the Gideons are doing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

My hubby (George) was a Gideon in his younger days.. They really do good work.

Hugs,
Betsy

Charli and me said...

Loved the cartoon Sally. I think we should have a lot more bibles in places where they are readily available to everyone.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
That was a cute joke...oh dear. Like planting seed potatoes and having a "helpful" visitor help pick your potatoes...

The phone call when you worked at the library was a good call.

I've posted about your giveaway Sally.
have a lovely rest of the day
Judi

Killlashandra said...

Offering bibles for those who ask is a great thing. :) Your cartoon is funny.

And yes, I create a number of different products like postcards and greeting cards over at zazzle. It's not a lot of income by any stretch but it lets me do something with the billions of pictures I take. ;)

bj said...

That's a cute cartoon...
Hope your Sunday has been a good one. See ya tomorrow!!
xo bj

gin said...

Gideons do great work, I always look for the Bible to read when we stay at a hotel, and when our kids were in school Gideons passed out the little new testatments every year,

Sweetie said...

Your cartoon is great! I had actually forgotten about the good work that the Gideons do. Thanks for the reminder.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Connie said...

Aaaack, I can't remember ever coming here and I'm sorry!!!!!! I wouldn't dare not comment after all the sidebar things, chickee! Sooooo, nice meeting' ya, honey and I'll be back. Please don't "bop" me over the head for not visiting before!!!!
xoxo,
Connie
Oooh, and I'm really old so it may be that I HAVE been here before and for the life of me I can't understand why I've forgotten with such a cute blog......... *Sigh*........

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, just got your message, and I emailed you at your address from the other day. I saved it.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dorothy said...

Funny Cartoon! Yes, the Gideons do a very good job. Donations to their organization is money well spent!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I plan to do Blue Monday with you tomorrow if it's about that. My email goes to gmail.com. Just add mrs to the quintessential magpie so it will read the quintessential mrs magpie with no spaces and no period after mrs.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Betty said...

It's me again, Sally. Ed is almost level 4 kidney disease. I'm thinking the kidney being enlarged may spell something really serious, but I'm trying to not borrow trouble.

Thank you for your kind words and your prayers.

Picket said...

Hey Sally....Oh girl I have missed visiting you! Love that cartoon and love the work the Gideons do! Hope you had a great weekend my friend and thanks for coming by to check on me!

God Chaser said...

great cartoon -you wonderfully bring a smile each Sunday

Ms.Daisy said...

Sally, Thanks for the Sunday laugh - a CUTE cartoon! I always look for the Gideon Bible whenever I stay at a hotel...they are always there in the nightstand or desk drawer!


~Jean

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Isn't it amazing how many Bibles have been placed into the hands of people everywhere thanks to the Gideons. What a mission they have accomplished! Thanks for reminding us. laurie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I thought this cartoon was hilarious! My son laughted too. It made me think of the Beatles song, Rocky Ragoo. You know, the one where he "checked into a room, only to find a Gideon's Bible. The Gideon checked out, and left it no doubt, to help with good Rocky's revival!"

Kady