Caleb and Emily Christiansen2019-10-11T14:01:31-06:00

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Caleb and Emily Christiansen

SERVING IN NIGERIA

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Caleb Birthday 6/22
Emily Birthday 4/20
Caleb & Emily Anniversary 8/18
     
     
     

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

1170 US-202

Winthrop, ME 04364

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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 Christiansen Prayer Letter: Many Firsts in Our Lives!

Caleb Christiansen Prayer Letter: Many Firsts in Our Lives!Many Firsts

Welcome to our first prayer letter! The Lord has provided us with many firsts recently. We were at our first Missions Conference in Howland, Maine, during the first week of October. The Lord blessed us, as we were able to share our burden for Nigeria and meet wonderful servants of God. We learned just a couple of months ago that we are expecting our first child! It is too soon to know the baby’s gender, but the predicted due date is May 3.

God’s Provision

With all of these firsts in our lives, there have been transitions and challenges, but the Lord has provided in ways that we could not predict. In making the transition to full-time deputation, there have been many expenses involved. The two rear tires on our car were due to be replaced, especially since we will soon be on the road a lot and winter is coming. One week before we were planning to replace these old tires, a family in our church decided to pay for four brand-new tires for us.

In buying other various supplies that we would need for deputation, the multiple items amounted to nearly $500. However, at our first Missions Conference, the love offering given by the church was . . . $500. While we were preparing to serve the Lord, He was already preparing to provide for us.

These are just two of many situations in which the Lord has blessed and provided us more than we asked for. I am astounded both by the generosity of God’s people in giving to us and by the goodness of God in providing for us more than we could ask or think. I am strengthened by the knowledge that this is just the beginning of God’s provision as we continue in our ministry to Nigeria.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

October 29th, 2019|Tags: , |

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