The class of 2019 in Banbridge Academy welcomed Mr Hanna and Mr & Mrs Stewart to the school. The new Year 8 pupils listened intently as the local Gideons representatives outlined the work of Gideons International prior to handing out bibles to pupils who wished to receive a copy.
They outlined their own faith and the history of Gideons International, which was the result of a meeting between two men who wished to band commercial travellers together for evangelism. What began in 1908 as an Association of Christian businessmen placing Bibles in hotel rooms has evolved into an expanding mission to provide Scriptures to all people in nearly every facet of life. Today, they have taken more than 2 billion Scriptures in more than 95 languages to 200 countries, territories, and possessions across the globe.