We are Word First Ministries and we are committed to sending dedicated, Bible-believing missionaries into the world to join our Lord on his mission to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10).

We are currently on mission in Oslo, Norway — preparing to plant a church that’s dedicated to identifying, developing, and launching gospel-oriented church planters throughout Norway. The team arrived in Oslo in August 2021 and have been hard at work since. We expect to plant the first church during the first half of 2024.

The mission in Norway is led by Cameron Aanestad, who was called away from his position as an associate pastor at Orchard Church in Temecula, CA. Along with his wife and their three daughters, Cameron is joined by three talented, energetic, faithful young people who have been called to share the gospel of Christ in Norway.

Here, you will learn about the ministry, vision, and people of Word First, find ways to support God’s mission in Norway, sign up for our monthly newsletter, keep up with our progress, and connect with our missionary crew.