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Pastors Edgar & Pamela Norris
 
The Norris Family in Kursk, Russia

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Slova Khristova (Word of Christ) Church International is located in the historic city of Kursk, Russia.  Near the center of the ministry, the beginnings of Christian faiths are giving The World a heart for Russia & Russia a heart for The World
Center of International studies at Kursk State Medical, a 6 year English speaking health sciences center, and exchange students at Polyteknikal Univesitet frequent the campus mission.  Pamela especially has worked with the "Girl's Days Out" events.  She took 10 girls on a retreat for two days out of town for girl talk, organizing prayer & worship.  She can be reached by email at besottedwgod@gmail.com .    

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The Word of Christ Church International ( WCCI ) is developing multimedia ministries with the help of full time associate pastors, and students.  Pastors Edgar & Pamela Norris have emphasized the historic value the strategic Command Station Bunker & Museum give to honor the Battle of Kursk fought in WWII.  A Russian T38 tank is on display.  The 3 men tanks had the advantage over the Panzer 2 men during the largest armored battle ever.  Having to pop out of their gun turret's hatches like a prairedog to aim the cannon,  Panzer tank gunners were caught in close proximity by the T38's agile fire power.  The history of Kursk claims over 6,000 armored vehicles clashed in the decisive battle.  Although the Nazi's occupied Kursk temporarily, their offensive was halted, and supplies cut off.  This was the turning point of World War II that began the victory of the Soviets.  The Norris ministry is able to assist in healing.  John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
 

Edgar & Pamela Norris

Word of Christ Church International  ( W C C I ) 

Kursk, Russia

Following After God With Reckless Abandon
Giving Foreigners A Heart For Russia
Giving Russian-Speakers A Heart For The World

Col 3:16, "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonshing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

Norris Family History and Calling (From Pamela's Viewpoint)

When we married in 1985, every time Ed saw an airplane he said, "I'll fly the world to preach the Gospel". Only God knew He would send us to Kursk, Russia with our children Philip and Lily in 1998, add Nina to our family, and we would minister to Russians and foreigners from all over the world, then begin travelling to their home countries to minister at their invitations. It is the adventure of a lifetime and it only gets better as we follow God more wholeheartedly! We now have two churches in Kursk, one in English and one in Russian. It is a joy and honor to serve Russian-Speaking people and foreigners in Kursk as we follow God. He is moving among His people to bring more and more into the Kingdom and we are privilaged to be a part!! You, too can join with us by coming on a short trip, praying, giving finances, or helping in some creative way that God shows you!

Word of Christ Church International

English-Speaking Church

WCCI is committed to worshipping our Father with reckless abandon, seeking His Will, obeying His Voice, and carrying His Love to the world to reach the lost. Pastored by Pamela with students from The Nations as associates and leaders, Word of Christ Church Int'l, was founded in June 2002 by Edgar. It is an English church for foreign students from Africa, Asia, and South America who are studying medicine, computers, and engineering in Kursk. Pamela can be reached by email at besottedwgod@gmail.com.

Slova Khristova

Russian-Speaking Church

Slova Khristova's mission is to seek after God's lost lambs, discipling them in the Love of the Father and raising them up to reach their own people and the world with the Gospel message of salvation.

Kursk History

Kursk is a 1,000 year old city with a rich and tragic history. The largest armored-vehicle battle in the history of the world took place in Kursk during WWII. In visiting the Strategic Command Center and other WWII memorial sites, one can feel the depth of pain from this war. One town that had 10,000 men lost 8,200 of them in the Kursk Tank Battle. While America lost 350,000 people in WWII, Russia lost 27 million. We honor the Russian people for their survival and perseverance, and we pray for a full healing from the pain... In John 14:27, Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." Our Heavenly Father is able and willing to bring healing to a nation that still feels this pain. Please pray with us for the Lord to flood the Kursk Region with His Love and Healing Power!

One sees Russian T38 tanks on display. The 3-man tanks had the advantage over the Panzer 2-man tanks during the battle. Having to pop out of their gun turret's hatches like prairedogs to aim the cannon, both Panzer and T38 soldiers were at risk, but the 6,000 armored vehicles eventually clogged the fields so much that the men got out and fought hand to hand. Although the Nazi's occupied Kursk temporarily, their offensive was halted, and supplies cut off. This was the turning point of "The Great Patriotic War" that began the victory for the Soviets.

Ordination...Missions Organization...

Ed is ordained in America by R.M.A.I. (www.rhema.org). Ed and Pamela are both ordained in Russia by Union of Christians ( www.accr.ru or email: accr@accr.ru) . The Norrises are members of World Indigenous Missions, based in New Braunfels, Texas. WIM's calling is to "Disciple The Nations With The Father's Love". WIM is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (http://www.ecfa.org) Contact and Gift Information

Slova Khristova ( Word of Christ ) Church International is currently under construction;  a sanctuary for the ministry is not yet completed.  It is a mission needing your contributions to bringing Disciples to Nations for reaching the World.

Send your generous tax deductible offerings & donations to World Indigenous Missions branch #173, or visit WIM at http://www.worldim.com  attention Norris Family.  The Word of Christ Church International is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  See http://www.ecfa.org for more information.  Also you can see our ministry in action at http://www.fhkfc.org/Russia-Update.htm , one of our many primary supporters of this Christian foreign mission.

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