Shortly after the start of the 2012 school year, members of the Gideon’s Group on Abaco began distributing Bibles to Grade 5 students on the island. According to President Augustine Williams, they have distributed Bibles to all schools in the north except Green Turtle Cay. They are now distributing Bibles in Central Abaco, and then they will wrap up the year by going to the schools in South Abaco.
He stated that Gideon’s International is made up of professional Christian men who go around the world spreading the Word of God. Gideon Bibles are also placed in hotel rooms around the world. These men visit all schools to ensure that each school student has a new testament.
Roland Marshall wants the students to read the Word everyday as it is God’s way of giving them principles for daily living. He stated that if they read it, the Word will work wonders in their lives.
Further, the Bible will help them and all who read it to grow in the love of God. The Gideon’s Bible has been translated in over 100 languages for distribution all over the world and is now in more than 195 countries.
The executive board members of the group are President Augustine Williams, Secretary Roland Marshall, and Treasure Johnnie Pinder. Also travelling around with them to distribute Bibles were Robert Sweeting and Donald Moss. These men also visit churches to solicit for new members and to seek donations towards the purchase off Bibles for the upcoming year.