A Note From The Gideons about the photo shown in the video:
This is a photo of a 12-day-old infant along with a photo of his father and his Gideon Service Testament. His father, Andy (shown in the framed photo next to him), made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan.
We contacted Landon’s mother, Crissie, who is LCPL Andy Carpenter’s widow. She said, “The main reason I wanted to have this photo taken was to have a picture of Landon with his father. I wish I could tell you how Andy got his Gideon New Testament, but I do not know. I do know that he liked to take it with him to training when he had to be out in the field for a while. I remember when I found it with some of his belongings, it was in a Ziploc bag that protected it from weather damage. God is definitely a huge part of Andy’s life.
We thank Crissie for allowing us to share this very touching photograph and story with you. And we thank our members, donors and other supporters. It is your support that helped make it possible to place this Gideon Service Testament into a young soldier’s hands before he went home to be with the Lord.