Frequently Asked Questions

Bible in Hotels***The following information is extracted from the Gideons International Website.

Do people ever read the Bibles in their hotel rooms?

Yes! Each Bible placed in a hotel room has the potential to reach up to 2,300 people in its estimated six-year life span. Research from the hotel industry tells us that approximately 25% of travelers read the Bibles in their hotel rooms.

Is The Gideons International a denomination or a church?

No. The Gideons International is an association that works with evangelical or Protestant churches. Our members come from many denominations, live all over the world, and share a desire to see the lost come to Christ.

What do Gideons believe?

The Gideons International is a diverse association in that our members come from many Protestant denominations with a common interest in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. All Gideons also hold important core beliefs:

  • The Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.

Members must also:

  • Have received Jesus as their personal Savior.
  • Endeavor to follow Him in their daily lives.
  • Be members in good standing in their Protestant/evangelical churches.
  • Have the recommendation of their pastors.

Who is eligible to join The Gideons?

Generally, Christian businessmen and professional men age 21 and older (or retired businessmen and professional men) who adhere to the core spiritual beliefs held by Gideons are eligible to join The Gideons International. In addition to meeting our professional and spiritual qualifications, potential Gideons must also be recommended by their pastors.

Can I get Bibles or New Testaments for my church or my personal use?

Our mission is to reach the lost. We do not provide Bibles and New Testaments to individuals, our church partners, or other organizations for their distribution. Our unique method is to have only our members distribute Bibles or New Testaments through designated traffic lanes of life, thus efficiently reaching a large number of people.  We do not overlap, duplicate, or conflict with the mission of churches and other ministries. Instead, we act as an extended missionary arm of the church.

If you’re searching for a copy of God’s Word for personal use, visit the “Become Christian” section of this website for online resources.

How can schools, hotels, clinics, and hospitals get God’s Word from The Gideons?

The Gideons will supply, free of charge, Bibles for schools, hotels, clinics, and hospitals.  Requests can be sent to via the Bible Online Request Form or email us at

How do I contact The Gideons in Hong Kong?

You may contact The Gideons in Hong Kong by emailing us at

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