I was accepted as a member of the Gideons and I got my welcome package which includes a name tag. Membership is $100 a year or $1500 for a lifetime. You also have access to the New Testament in KJV or NASB at no cost. I got a box of both versions to start off with which I think is around 300 Bible altogether.
The Gideons has a very good name which is a help for those that do door to door witnessing.
“Hi I am Bob Mutch from the Gideons and we are giving out free Bibles today. Is there anyone in this home that doesn’t have a Bible?”
I have already been going business to business in London handing out Gideon Bibles to employees. I also try to leave booklets with them and as soon as I get my CD Printer/Duplicator I will also be able to provide them with a free audio Bible CD.
Five other brothers from our Friday evening Bible study are also in the process of filling out applications. I think this is an excellent vehicle to help in Christian witnessing.
Oh and as far as I can remember it was through reading a Gideon Bible I got converted in prison some 29 years ago!