Over the coming months we hope to be able to give you a glimpse behind the scenes at the various members of the local branch of the Gideons International. Every branch appoints members to a variety of roles to ensure the smooth running of the branch, and to enable us to be effective in the ministry of placing and presenting Scripture where those who need the Good News may find it. We trust you will find this helpful.
Dorothy Broadhurst has been the the Auxiliary Chaplain for Southport Gideons for many years, she has recently retired from this post and passed it on to Natalie Redding.
Dorothy has been a Gideon since 1977. The high lights of Dorothy’s time have been the annual convention, which she attended every year and also the visitation of old peoples’ homes. Dorothy is now living in a rest home and says: “It is a joy now to be able to give a Japanese New Testament each year when our new Japanese helpers arrive.”
“I joined the Gideon Association on the 17th Feb. 2000 and have had a role to play ever since. I enjoy most aspects of the Gideons work including the placing of scriptures and the fellowship we have one with another. My favorite job is being Auxiliary chaplain followed by International work and also being able to give talks at ladies groups in the area. Other highlights are when Ian and I gave Bibles to the Mayors and Mayoresses of Sefton and of West Lancs.”
Please do continue to pray for the members of the local branch, as well as the national and international work of the Gideons.