Running out of testaments in prison

Prisoner hands 2

The following email was sent to one of our Gideon members by a Prison Chaplain.

“Hi Fraser. Hope this finds you well.

I just wanted to say that we are on to our last few Gideons New Testaments. These Bibles are very popular with the prisoners and we have a constant stream of men asking for them.

It is also clear that many prisoners are taking these Bibles with them when they are liberated and I think that the reasons for this are genuine and they want to keep with them a book that has provided them with a great deal of comfort and support during their time in prison.

We recently gave one to an African prisoner we’ve been working closely with. He was brought up a Muslim and wants to convert to Christianity having had several dreams in which God is telling him to take this path. He is fluent in 5 languages but cannot read or write in any of them, not even in his mother tongue. But he wants to learn and he wants to use the Bible to learn first in English so that this will be the first book he is ever able to read. Unfortunately for us he was transferred to another prison this week but he got in touch with the chaplain there straight away and that chaplain is now taking care of him and will prepare him for baptism.

Anyway, I was wondering if it would be possible for you to send us some more of the wee brown NTs for prisoners. We greatly appreciate all that the Gideons have done for us since the prison opened (nearly 4 years ago now) and are grateful for your enormous generosity to us.

With every blessing.


We continue to be amazed and encouraged by what the Lord is doing inside prison walls.