Further to the ‘Urgent Call For Prayer‘ Blog on Friday 11 March, we want to update you on the situation that is developing with Hilton. Again, please share as widely as possible.
Firstly, thank you very much for the tremendous support we have received and for all those who are praying into this situation; the response on our social media sites has been very encouraging:
- Over 26,500 people have read the original Blog in 53 countries, literally all over the world.
- 12 March was our highest viewed day since the Blog began with 2,793 views, which was then replaced with 13 March (2,822) and 14 March (4,082)… then yesterday (15 March) with 4,723 views.
- The Facebook post has presently reached over 6,500 people.
We have heard that Hilton has been ‘bombarded’ with emails. The following response was received by one Pastor who contacted Hilton:
Thank you for contacting Hilton Guest Assistance regarding the concerns of the Gideon Bibles in our locations. We greatly apologize for any frustration with this matter.
As each location is operated separately, the decision of what is placed in the rooms is solely up to the brand management team of that location. While it is unclear if this concern is for a specific location or all locations, I have noted your concern for our brand team to ensure that they understand the importance of these items to our guest.
We thank you for sharing your comments. Should you have any additional questions relative to this matter, please reply to this email or call our office at 1-888-240-61532.
Hilton Guest Assistance
This response from Hilton is encouraging; however, as well as PRAYING we must continue to promote the ‘Help Keep a Gideon Bible in hotel rooms’ campaign:
We want Hilton to “…..understand the importance of these items to our guest.” If we don’t tell them, who will?
As a reminder, please set time aside to pray between 12 noon and 1.00pm on Friday 18 March; those who are able and feel so led are asked to consider fasting their lunch on that day.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray…” 2 Chronicles 7:14
If you haven’t read the ‘Urgent Call For Prayer’ Blog you can do so here