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LAST MINUTE DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS

 

For some of the team members, just getting to Lithuania had its share of challenges. The blitz team leader and another member from the U.S. both experienced 24-hour fl ight delays. The local members had done a tremendous amount of pre-planning. Yet what they had not planned on were cancellations by the venues where many distributions had been scheduled. As the blitz began, many of the schools began calling at the last minute to call off the distributions. For the team members, it seemed like the week was unraveling. However, the men remained determined to share God’s Word without fear. “This team was perhaps the most giſt ed group I have ever had the privilege to lead,” said team leader and former International President

of The Gideons International Perrin Prescott. “They took every opportunity to put a Scripture in every hand that was outstretched. Their faithfulness was a great blessing and encouragement to me.” While many doors closed at the last moment, at the remaining scheduled distribution locations, the freedom to share God’s Word was wide open for the Gideons. “I was very encouraged that others not only gave us access but graciously guided us around so all their classes could hear the Gospel and get their own New Testaments,” said team member Leon Hurst. “It was totally diff erent from my distribution experiences in the U.S.” “The thrill of being a part of an event much larger than ourselves was humbling,” he added. “There is no doubt that God will use this blitz to change lives.” The Gideons International

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