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Friday
May252012

Russia Trip 2012: Andrew's Russian Voice

Andrew, Volodia and Stephen Bransford inspect Andrew’s translated books and CDs. (Click to enlarge)The offices of Andrew Wommack Ministries in St. Petersburg are housed on the second floor of the same warehouse where Charis Bible College meets. Since Andrew’s last visit to Russia in 2008, the work of the office has grown dramatically. This has happened because Gospel Truth daily television began broadcasting in the Russian language in February of 2010. Many reports arrive daily of lives set free from dead religion and made alive to God. This has also led to an increased demand for Andrew’s Russian language books and tapes, and the St. Petersburg office fulfills those orders. A total of 11 of Andrew’s books are now available in Russian, as well as the Discipleship Volodia sits where he translates Andrew’s TV programs.
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Evangelism workbook, and several CD and DVD teaching series.

The Russian TV programs are produced in England but each episode is translated and voiced by Vladimir Tcys (“Tsiss”), or Volodia as he is known to his friends. He records the translations daily in the St. Petersburg office. In this way, he has literally become the voice of Andrew Wommack to the Russian speaking world. This new identity has brought him a measure of unexpected celebrity. Wherever he goes now, people want to know “WWAS”… or, “what would Andrew say.” He laughs when he tells us that translating Russia at the crossroads of A BETTER WAY TO PRAY. (Click to enlarge)Andrew does not give him the mind of Andrew. Though he is a teacher of the Gospel in his own right—he gladly lets Andrew speak for himself on the challenging questions.

Filed May 25, 2012 by AWM Media Operations Manager, Stephen Bransford.

Thursday
May242012

Russia Trip 2012: The Bread of Life

Andrew & Will Graham approach Charis Bible College housed in bread baking warehouse. (Click to enlarge)The first stop on Andrew’s trip to Russia, after a brief unloading of luggage at his hotel room at the Park Inn hotel—was to Charis Bible College, St. Petersburg. And not for just a brief hello. Andrew taught for three hours and made himself available for question and answer to the students afterward. This international group of students soaked up their time with him, and followed the sessions with questions they had been burning to ask for Student led praise and worship.
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months. It is one thing to read, hear, and watch videos of the teacher who founded Charis Bible Colleges worldwide, it is quite another to have him in front of you, and willing to make himself available in a give and take discussion.

The Charis students meet on the third floor of a non-descript warehouse building housed among the massive bread baking factories that serve the entire city of St. Petersburg. While breaking CBC-Colorado grad, Carrie Pickett (right) speaks to students with Russian interpreter. (Click to enlarge)the bread of life in these secure surroundings, students and instructors are bathed constantly in the mouth watering aroma of baking bread. And the Russians do love their bread. At every meal there is always a choice, “black” or “white.” All manner of dark breads, from rye to hearty whole wheat are preferred here. It is a fitting metaphor for the appetite these students display for the almost-too-good-to-be-true Gospel, and the deeper, more intimate Andrew ministers with Velodya, his Russian interpreter. (Click to enlarge)relationship with God that it nourishes.

Filed May 24, 2012 by AWM Media Operations Manager, Stephen Bransford.

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