Recently a group of our peers became some of the latest beneficiaries of a tradition that has extended over one hundred years. They became recipients of Gideon New Testament Bibles.
After several peers requested personal Bibles, a member of local Faith Baptist Church stopped by our campus. A Gideon member for 25 years, Martin Muff visited our center and offered to present Bibles to all peer clients who wanted one.
Stuart Perry invited Mr. Muff and other Gideons to lunch at the center. When he returned with fellow Gideon Sam Curry, the group enjoyed lunch and Bible presentations to a large group of peers.
For those who aren’t aware of the Gideons history, the organization was founded in 1899, after two gentlemen met at the Central Hotel in Boscobel, Wisconsin. Force to share a double room for the night, John H. Nicholson and Samuel E. Hill held evening devotions together, prayed, and were inspired with the idea to share Bibles with others.
Gideons International is the oldest association of Christian business and professional men and women in the United States, and it now has branches all over the world.
Our thanks to these kind local representatives who made our day brighter at Perry Wellness Center.
In the above photo, Martin Muff and Sam Curry, of Faith Baptist Church and Gideons International, are surrounded by some of the many peers who accepted New Testament Bibles from them.