The Gideons International started distributing the Word of God in 1908. Today, they have more than 287,000 members in more than 194 countries across the globe. The Scriptures are printed in more than 96 languages and are either given directly to certain individuals or placed in selected public locations where large numbers of people who may be searching for answers will have the ability to encounter the Word of God. You can learn more about their ministry from their website.
Image taken from Gideons International site on October 1, 2015.