Skip to comments.Gideons sending 40,000 New Testaments to Astrodome
Posted on 09/02/2005 9:21:56 AM PDT by Mark Felton
The Gideons International are sending 40,000 Personal Witnessing Testaments (New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs) to be distributed at the Astrodome and other relief centers in Houston.
My camp in Clear Lake is the focal point for organizing Gideon volunteers to help with the distribution. We are doing this in cooperation with the Salvation Army.
If you are a Gideon, or a minister, and would like to help the Salvation Army and Gideons minister to the people and distribute the New Testaments please freep mail me your name and phone number and either myself, the Salvation Army or a Gideon organizer will contact you.
At this time we are working with our own personal cell phones until we get a headquarters established. You may also contact the Gideons International HQ in Nashville, TN and they can forward your information. Telephone: (615)564-5000 or Email us at email@example.com
The scriptures are on a truck due to arrive Sunday by 10 a.m. and we are planning shifts to provide patoral care 24/7.
God is at work, and we are called by Him to Serve His Will. There was a purpose for Katrina, let us not fail to fulfill our duties.
"The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But a broken spirit who can bear?" -- Proverbs 18:14 NASB
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. -- John 7:37-38
This is awesome. Talk about the fields being ripe unto harvest!
The Gideons do not usually advertise their activities (we are very low-key, we do not seek worldly glory), but this is a call for volunteers in coordination with the Salvation Army.
"The scriptures are on a truck due to arrive Sunday by 10 a.m. and we are planning shifts to provide patoral care 24/7."
I don't think they'll be 40,000 people there by Sunday.
Something tells me the pages will be used for toilet paper.
Let's hope that JK Rowling matches this generous donation.
You can't eat the Bible, send food. Small consolation that you are at peace with God while you're dying of starvation.
That's great, but it's only half the story.
We merely plant the Word. God does the work.
John 4:13-14 (New International Version)
13Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
God bless you for your work. Let not your heart be troubled by the sarcasm. I'm sure that many will appreciate what you are doing.
That being said I'm waiting for someone to chime in about separation of church and state since the Federal Govt is involved.
forgot to add - "since the federal government is involved in relief efforts."
You obviously have no idea how important a Bible would be to a Christian. I know that is something you cannot understand.
I don't think their souls are an immediate concern.
God must truly work in mysterious ways. In this case, it's an apparent dis-concern for the suffering of his people.
This is far better than some mosque sending 40,000 copies of the Quran. Of course, the ACLU will immediately file a lawsuit preventing the distribution of these New Testaments.
Bless you for your committment to Christ. Sometimes, I wish I had more of it in me.
But the necessities are food, water, clothing and basic medical supplies.
Although a lot of people out there carry Christ along with them in every aspect of their daily lives, these poor people need something else - something more substantial and tangible than a Bible.
I wish you well in your endeavours - but I feel they are a little misplaced at this time.
Dont you know
But He answered and said, "It is written, `MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD Matt 4:4
People have more than food needs and I am sure those are being addressed at the Astro Dome.
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