Mr Swales, together with Mr and Mrs Redman of the Gideons, visited Holy Family College on Monday, 7 March 2022, to distribute Gideon Bibles to our High School learners and gave testimony to the effect of the Word of God. This tied in with the theme of our assembly – I AM THE TRUE VINE. If we obey God’s Word and his commandments, we will abide in Him.

Extract from The Gideons International in South Africa website www.gideons.co.za:

Gideon Members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God’s Word in 200 countries around the world.

“Members personally distribute Bibles and New Testaments to learners, tertiary students, police officers, members of the armed forces, prisoners, as well as at hotels, guest houses, doctors’ and lawyers’ rooms, pregnancy centres and old age homes with a clinic. The Gideons have distributed more than 42 million Bibles and New Testaments since the establishment of The Gideons International in South Africa in 1950.

Having God’s Word can lead people to faith in Christ and new Christians can grow by studying the Bible (God’s Word) and many use it to share their faith with others. Distributing copies of God’s Word plants powerful seeds that:

God can use in His timing (1 Corinthians 3:6).
Allows people to read the truth for themselves (John 8:32).
Provides a continuing witness when the Gideon is no longer present (Hebrews 4:12).
Makes it easier for people to reach others with the truth about Jesus (II Timothy 2:2).
Makes it possible for new Christians to learn and to grow through personal Bible study (II Timothy 2:15).”