Changes to Friends of Gideons

November 23, 2022

We give thanks to the Lord for our Friends of Gideons. Your prayer support is invaluable. Last year, Friends also contributed funds for 90,000 Scriptures and ordered over 13,000 Friends New Testaments and there are now just over 5000 Friends here in Australia.

Our sole purpose as an organisation is to win others to the Lord Jesus Christ. To enhance this, we have prayerfully simplified the Friends of Gideons program.

The categories of Prayer Friends and Financial Friends no longer exist. All Friends of Gideons can now purchase the special New Testaments for their own personal witnessing, whether they donate for Scriptures or not. First time orders of Testaments will also include a free copy of the book ‘Share Jesus Without Fear’ by Bill Fay to assist you with sharing your faith.

“Our sole purpose as an organisation is to win others to the Lord Jesus Christ.”

There has been a slight price increase to New Testaments due to increasing costs, raising the purchase price to $2.60 per copy, with free postage for orders of 50 or more Testaments. (A postage and handling fee of $8 is added for orders under 50.)

Churches and Christian groups such as Bible study groups can order up to 1000 Testaments per year. Individuals can order up to 100 Testaments per year.

Existing Financial Friends who have been making recurring donations will be able to purchase Testaments at the former price of $2 until 31 December 2022. If you find it difficult to continue donating for Scriptures, please inform our national office mission support team at

Please inform your fellow believers, Bible study groups and church about the changes and ask them to prayerfully consider signing up to the Friends of Gideons program so they can provide valuable prayer support, donate to provide more Scriptures around the world and access the special New Testaments designed for witnessing.

You can see details of the Friend of Gideons program and how to become a Friend here.

Please continue to pray for open hearts, as together we share the Gospel around our nation and for open doors to provide God’s Word.