Caleb and Emily Christiansen2022-01-13T12:56:08-06:00

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Caleb and Emily Christiansen

SERVING IN NIGERIA

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Caleb Birthday 06/22
Emily Birthday 04/20
Caleb & Emily Wedding Anniversary 08/18
Emma Birthday 05/11

Caleb’s Testimony:

I had the great privilege to be born into a faithful pastor’s home. I grew up in a godly, Christian environment being exposed to the Gospel at a young age. I was saved as a six-year-old boy when after a junior church service I realized that I wasn’t saved even though I was the Pastor’s son. I went to my father’s office between the morning and evening service and asked my father how I could go to Heaven. He showed me straight from the Bible how to be saved and I received Jesus Christ as my Saviour that day.

Emily’s Testimony:

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Maine, and I am a fourth-generation ‘Mainiac’. I was given the privilege of growing up in a good godly home, where my family attended church anytime the doors were open.

At the age of 5, I made a profession of faith, but I was not truly saved until the age of 14. I struggled with doubts about my salvation for many months until a Wednesday night in September of 2008 after teen soul-winning. I humbled myself by going to my youth pastor, and in his office, I settled my salvation.

I experienced a burden for missions from a very young age as we had missionaries regularly stay in our home. Getting to know missionaries on a personal level and being able to see their love for the Saviour and heart to reach the world impacted me greatly as I grew up. I was called to preach as a teenager and went to Hyles-Anderson College to train for the ministry not sure where in the world the Lord wanted me to serve. However, as I continued my training I became convinced that God wanted me to serve as a missionary and as time went on I became even more convinced that God was calling me to serve in Nigeria.

It was an amazing thing when I first started dating Emily, who would become my wife. I told her at the very beginning of our relationship that I would be going to Nigeria to serve as a missionary, and she revealed to me that she had the desire to be a missionary in Africa since she was a little girl. I was so awed that God would bring into my life a helpmeet with a vision so much like my own.

God has been so good in calling us to Nigeria. He has prepared both of us by allowing us to serve in soul winning and bus ministry from when we were young. God has given us both unique opportunities preparing us for Nigeria. God allowed me to work with our missions agency, Fundamental Baptist Missions International, for 7 years as a volunteer, intern, and staff member giving me invaluable insights and training on the work missions. Also, my wife had the opportunity to work in the medical field after graduating from Bible college giving her great skills and knowledge that will assist us once on the field.

Victory Baptist Church
vbcwinthrop.org
1170 US- 202
Winthrop, ME 04364
(207)377-2161

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207-520-1448

FBMI

Attn: Caleb Christiansen

507 State St

Hammond, IN 46320

Abuja, Nigeria
caleb.christiansen@fbmi.org

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Caleb and Emily Christiansen Prayer Letter: We Have Arrived!

Caleb and Emily Christiansen Prayer Letter: We Have Arrived!We are certainly excited to be writing our first prayer letter to you from the mission field of Nigeria! We arrived here on December 21. I cannot say that it was a smooth journey, as we had several significant detours along the way. We were initially scheduled to fly out on December 5. However, the day before our flight, Emily contracted COVID. We praise God that Emily recovered fully, and our unborn baby was unaffected by it. However, it did require us to postpone our flight for two weeks. The fun did not stop there. All international travelers are required to take a COVID test within 72 hours of their arrival. However, when we got to the airport, we discovered that although we tested negative, we had the “wrong kind” of COVID test. After about two hours of back and forth at the airline desks, it was finally decided that we could still board our plane and then take the “right kind” of test at our layover airport. After literally being the last people to board our plane, we were finally able to take off. Through every danger, toil, and snare, the Lord finally brought us safely to Nigeria.

We have kept moving since being here for sure. We have been working to secure housing, transportation, banking, and going through the immigration process, although we did take time to enjoy Christmas, as I hope all of you did as well. Fortunately, we have had help with many of the details from Missionary Mark Holmes. His insight has definitely made things easier for us to settle in.

We are also pleased to let you know that we will be having another little girl. Lord willing, Lydia Ann Christiansen will be making her appearance in early April of 2022. So far, she continues to grow healthy and strong.

We praise the Lord that we can finally mark the transition from our ministry on deputation to our ministry in Nigeria, especially since without you, it would not have been possible. Since we started deputation in January 2020, we have traveled many hundreds of miles, been in many churches, met many people, and given the Gospel in many places, all of it with the goal of taking the Gospel to Nigeria in view. So many people have been so generous and involved in helping us along the way. I cannot begin to describe how grateful we are to those of you who have helped us and supported us. Thank you for praying for us. Please continue to pray that God will give us boldness and power to spread the Gospel as we venture into this next phase of our lives and ministry.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

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