The Gideons now active in 200 countries

Praise the Lord! Country 199 is St. Barthelemy in the Northeastern Caribbean Sea, with a population of 9,000. Saint Martin, located in the Caribbean, is the 200th in which The Gideons International is active. 

Praise the Lord! Country 199 is St. Barthelemy in the Northeastern Caribbean Sea, with a population of 9,000.

This island operates under the French constitution.

With over 200 luxury hotels and villas and more than 200,000 tourists annually, St. Barthelemy offers many opportunities for placing Scriptures to reach the lost. The annual placement potential is 4,500 Scriptures per year.

Saint Martin, located in the Caribbean, is the 200th in which The Gideons International is active.

The island of Saint Martin is shared between Saint Martin (a collectivity of France) and Sint Maarten (a constituent of Netherlands). The Gideons have been active Sint Maarten since 1960.

The population of the country is about 36,000. Its economy is driven mostly by tourism, with more than 1 million tourists annually. The potential for Scripture distribution is estimated to be 6,000 Scriptures per year.

Please pray for the new Gideons in these countries as they begin to distribute and place God’s Word in the many luxury hotels on the islands, as well as the schools, universities and medical facilities. Pray also for open doors and open hearts as Scriptures are distributed and the Gospel is personally shared.

“Thanks for being faithful to pray for the remaining few countries where the Gideons are not organized,” said Craig Warner, executive director of The Gideons International. “God is continuing to bless His Word by honoring those prayers.”