‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’
There is nothing more powerful, more life changing than the gospel. When people encounter the reality of Christ through His Word, their lives are completely transformed. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God which is “the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). Is there a more precious gift anyone can give? You can ensure that people are exposed to the Word of God by donating to the work of The Gideons International in Australia.
Gifts to the Australian Scripture Fund help to provide:
- Bibles for hotels and other accommodation places, prisons, medical and allied health waiting rooms.
- Large print Testaments for hospitals and aged care facilities.
- Pocket Testaments for secondary and tertiary students, medical, military and emergency service personnel as well as prisoners.
Gifts for this fund are used for the purchase and distribution of Scriptures in Australia. Any surplus goes to overseas Scriptures.
You can also contribute directly to Scriptures for overseas. Of the 200 countries in which The Gideons International operates, only 9 are completely self-sufficient. The other countries depend on assistance from countries like Australia to provide the necessary funds for Bible distribution. In many of these countries, it is unlikely that large parts of the population would ever be able to afford a Bible for themselves.
In any ministry, there is always a need for administration so the work can be organised and supported. You can contribute to the overall ministry of The Gideons International in Australia. This includes communications, financial processing, the production of ministry materials and ministry development. Any surplus funds are also directed towards Scripture distribution.
You can touch lives by giving to the Gideons.
Equip a 150 bed aged care facility.
230 University Testaments
25 Hotel Bibles
40 School Testaments
Equip a medical centre
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Give a card. Send the Word. Change a life.
Gideon Cards are a practical and useful way in which to donate Bibles through this ministry. The easiest way to send God’s Word whilst remembering or honouring a friend or family member.
Gideon Cards can be used to:
- remember a life and express sympathy
- celebrate a success or a significant event (for example birthday, graduation, promotion, wedding, birth, etc),
- thank someone for their kindness,
- just to say “hello” and tell someone you’re thinking of them.
The cards themselves are FREE.
Your support comes in the form of the donation you choose to give and you get to send a quality card to your friend or loved one, designed and manufactured right here in Australia.
It’s that easy!
To request a sample Gideon Card pack, list your contact details below and the card type(s) you are interested in. You can also donate immediately by using the form above or by contacting our national office:
- Tel: 02 6286 1566.
- Email: email@example.com
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I already have a Gideon Card and I’m not sure how to donate
Thank you once again for touching a life with a Gideon Card. You would have noticed a small donation envelope enclosed with your Gideon Card. That envelope enables you to easily send your donation back to our national office.
- place your donation in the envelope
- fill out the form inside
- stick a stamp on and pop it in the mail.
Alternatively, you can donate online by using the form above.
You can continue to share God’s love with the world, even after He calls you home.
The impact you can have on the world doesn’t end when God calls you home. The people you’ve touched, the example you’ve set, the witness you’ve been all continue to change the world. There is another way, however, that you can continue to share God’s love with the world, and that’s to provide for The Gideons International in your estate planning.
Legacy giving is a way to donate larger sums to organisations you wish to support, using your accumulated life assets. Examples include:
- Life insurance policies
- Your will or living trust
- Life income trusts
- Other plans
Including The Gideons International in your financial plans not only benefits those whose lives will be touched by the Word of God, it has practical benefits for you, your descendants and any others you wish to remember.
How do I include The Gideons International in Australia in my will?
A codicil is a document in which you can change some of the terms of your original will without having to change the entire will. You might choose to allocate a fixed amount, a fixed percentage amount of your total estate, or part or all of the residue of your estate. You may also designate specific goods or property.
The codicil should be signed and dated by the will-maker and two witnesses at the same time. The witnesses should not be persons who are listed in the will, or spouses of persons listed in the will. We have provided a codicil form for you to prayerfully consider including us in your will. We strongly advise that you complete the codicil in the presence of your solicitor. View a codicil template.
If you are interested in additional information regarding this type of investment in the Word of God through The Gideons International, you can contact our national office.