The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth

first_imgFrank Jackson Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Frank Jackson is a sophomore Journalism major, spanish minor, from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is currently a writer for TCU360 and the109. Twitter ReddIt Linkedin + posts ReddIt The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth UCC Minister announces resignation to spend time with family Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Facebookcenter_img Members of St. Andrew Catholic Church recognize Ash Wednesday Twitter Linkedin Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ printThe Gideon’s International religious group came to TCU yesterday as a part of their bible blitz campaign in the Tarrant County area.The Gideon’s International volunteers approached students from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with New Testaments in hand.“It was kind of awkward because there were so many of them spread out so when you said no to one, another popped up,” said sophomore TCU student Madison Jones, “They were nice and not pushy.”Junior Ohimai Ojeikere added, “They weren’t pushy or trying to evangelize, they said you want a bible? No, cool.”Other students appreciated the gesture.“I thought they were spreading a good message and what they were saying was a good reminder,” Sophomore Tia Johnson said.The group has handed out 150 thousand New Testaments/Bibles in three days said Gideon’s International volunteer Terry Milrany.Milrany, a TCU alumnus, said the group came to the school because they wanted to give back.“We believe that there is power in believing in the word,” said Milrany.However, many of the other Gideon’s members weren’t willing to talk about their group. They refused to be interviewed.The group started over 100 years ago with no professional clergy said Milrany.Gideon’s International is represented in 197 countries and has given out 2 million books world wide, added Milrany.The Bibles and New Testaments are printed in more than 90 languages.To find out more visit http://www.gideons.org/?HP=USA&sc_lang=en. Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ New Catholic School to open in Fort Worth Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Previous articleStudents react to controversial speaker’s views on radical IslamNext articleNeeley School of Business cracks Bloomberg top 25 undergrad programs Frank Jackson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more