Gideons International

Gideons International is an association of Christian Business and Professional Men and their wives who distribute God’s Word in some 200 countries, territories, and possessions where The Gideon International is organized.  This is done as an extension of Church’s outreach ministry with the single purpose of winning lost men, women, boys and girls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  These scriptures are distributed free, to many people who may never see or own their personal copy of God’s Word without the contributions of churches.  We are always grateful for the generous support of the faithful believers of Waples Baptist Church.  Without the support of the churches in Hood and Somervell counties we would not be able to provide Bibles and New Testaments to schools, hotels, assisted living facilities and other authorized distribution facilities in our area.  Thank you and God Bless.

-God’s blessings to all,

Ron & Sharon Sanderson

If you feel prayerfully led to participate in the missionary work of Gideons International, please contact Chair of the Deacons, Ron Sanderson, at or (940) 626-9229. If you would like to support their ministries with tax-deductible donations, please make your check payable to “WAPLES BAPTIST CHURCH” and write “GIDEONS” in the memo field. You can also find more information on