I was accepted as a member of the Gideons and 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 Bibles altogether.
The Gideons have 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!