Charity seeks volunteer distributors of the Bible
Good News for Everyone, formerly the Gideons, is looking for new members to join in its Bible distribution in Norfolk. Mike Cadman reports.
It has been finalised. The new name for what you may know as the Gideons is to be ‘Good News for Everyone’. We are still the same people doing the same work with the vision to try and get Bibles and New Testaments where people will read them and to give them to every school child in the country.
There are three branches of Good News for Everyone around the Norwich Area. One is in North Norfolk; one is in Norwich and reaches out to cover, Attleborough, Wymondham and Dereham; and then there is the Lowestoft Branch, which also covers Great Yarmouth. New members are always welcome, and membership is open to Christian men and women who want to reach out by presenting Bibles and New Testaments to people. It is a great work to be involved with. The Norwich branch in particular is looking for new members to continue the important work there.
Locally we have been encouraged by our access to schools in spite of Covid 19. Among other things we have presented Bibles to the CEO of the James Paget hospital and the former Chief Constable in Norfolk. We have put a Bible on every boat in Richardson’s hire fleet at Stalham. New Testaments are available for the Police, Fire Service, Doctors, Nurses, the Ambulance Service, Teachers and so on; there are so many opportunities, and we have a ‘Personal Testament’ which we can present to anyone we talk to. All the New Testaments now include the Book of Proverbs as well as the Psalms. And, of course, Bibles are placed in hotels, which is how the work started.
In addition, there is the new HOPE magazine. It is glossy, a bit like ‘Country Life’, but with just Bible verses and many very beautiful colour pictures. It is a lovely thing to give to people, and they have been placed in lots of Residential Homes, the James Paget Hospital and Funeral Directors where those who read the Bible verses can find comfort and support and enjoy the beauty of nature.
All our Bibles and New Testaments are available in large print too and come with the unique ‘Where to find help when’ section in the front. Testimonies share how much that section really helps people. Good News for Everyone works with Share Word Global into Europe and beyond with members going on mission trips to places like Nicaragua, Uganda, and India. There are no limits to the places where we seek to put God’s Word.
If you are interested, you can look on the website www.goodnewsuk.com and register your interest there. Or contact me, the Regional Secretary, Mike Cadman on 07885282465 or email@example.com
Pictured above is the Good News for Everyone Team distributing Bible to Richardson's hire fleet.