For some reason, every time I opened it, it opened to the same page. On the page was the verse: John 3:3, “Except a man may be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” I read that same verse over and over for months. It was when I admitted that I wasn’t born again that God came into my life and gave me His love. Later, when I graduated from high school, I was given another New Testament. That summer, I traveled to a couple of states to see relatives. I took that small Scripture. It was during that trip that God led me to read that New Testament. Every spare moment during that summer, I was reading. I truly began to meet God in a real way, and He called me to serve Him as a missionary. I went on to serve God as a music missionary for over seven years to 33 countries. God has truly blessed me through The Gideons International.
After a recent church presentation in Washington state, this testimony was shared with the Gideon church speaker: My name is Aimee. I came to know Jesus and was called to be a missionary through a Scripture received from a Gideon. I grew up in a Christian home, but I didn’t know God personally in my life. I was given a small New Testament from The Gideons International when I was born. It wasn’t until I was 11 that I began reading my small New Testament. I had other Bibles, but I felt drawn to my New Testament.