Caleb & Emily Christiansen2023-09-07T09:56:04-05:00

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
Lydia Birthday 03/25

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
(207)377-2161
vbcwinthrop.org

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207-809-0799
Mailing Address

FBMI

Attn: Caleb Christiansen

507 State St

Hammond, IN 46320

Physical Location
Abuja, Nigeria
Email Address
caleb.christiansen@fbmi.org

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Caleb and Emily Christiansen Prayer Letter: Largest Graduating Class of College’s History!

Caleb and Emily Christiansen Prayer Letter: Largest Graduating Class of College's History!Happy New Year! I hope all of you had great Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. The Christiansen family definitely had a fun time, and we are grateful for the cards and well wishes we received from many of you.

We had an exciting time recently with the graduation ceremony for our Bible college. There were 19 graduates, the largest graduating class in the college’s history! We hold our college graduations every two years, and the last college graduation took place just a month after we first arrived in Nigeria. It was a reminder to me of so much that God has done in these past two years. We have worked with and taught these students, and seeing those Bible college graduates receive their degrees was truly encouraging to me. Please pray for these servants of God, as some are already pastoring, and several are seeking areas where they can plant a church.

This time of year, people are often thinking of goals for the new year and what they hope to see God accomplish. We are no exception. One of our biggest projects in the early part of 2024 will be helping with a church plant in Southern Nigeria. We will be working with a Nigerian pastor, one of our college graduates, to start a church. We are praying that the church will be planted before May. Please pray with us, as I will be traveling to help scout the location for the church, and pray also for all the expense and work that will go into this new church.

One thing we wanted to announce to everyone is that we will be having our first furlough this summer. We are planning on being in the United States from the end of May to October. We pray that this will be both a refreshing and productive time for our family. We are praying that we can raise additional support while on furlough. This would help to increase the number of new churches we can help start in Nigeria, as well as counteract inflation. Almost everything here has doubled or tripled in price in the past year. Right now, we are planning on spending most of our furlough in New England and the Midwest. If any of our supporting churches in those areas would like us to come by while we are around, please let me know. We’d be so glad to see you, report to you, and spend some time with our partners in serving Christ.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

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With two of our Bible college graduates

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