The internation Scripture Blitz in Kigali, Rwanda was an extraordinary blessing to all involved!
It was humbling for the international team to learn more of the history of Rwanda, including the tragic genocide that occurred in the life of this nation in 1994, during which over 1 million people were cruelly massacred while millions more fled.
The theme verse for the blitz was Romans 15:20-21 “But as it is written, those who have never been told of him will see and those who have never heard will understand.” Prayer was offered each morning for favour in the hearts and minds of school officials, receptiveness in the hearts of the students, and that “. . . those who have never been told of him will see and those who have never heard would understand.” God answered in marvelous ways, bringing numerous opportunities to provide Scriptures to students who had never owned a copy.
The overall goal of 70,000 was exceeded with a total of 75,479 Scriptures being distributed, the vast majority of which went into schools.
"What is your objective in giving us this book?" asked a high school student while shaking the hand of a Gideon at a school in Kigali. The Gideon replied, "This book contains instructions on how to get to heaven. My objective in giving it to you is to ensure I get to shake your hand in heaven one day too". So let us be reminded the objective of The Gideons International is clear. We seek to win men, women, boys, and girls for Christ.