Caleb and Emily Christiansen2020-03-26T10:43:37-05:00

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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

(207) 377-2161

vbcwinthrop.org

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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: Special Blessing

Caleb Christiansen Prayer Letter: Special BlessingWell, we have finished up our third month of full-time deputation. It’s almost like we are real experts now. 😊 We have definitely been blessed on the road. We are both in good health, and Baby Emma continues to be healthy and grow normally.

It didn’t make it into our last prayer letter, but we had a special blessing the last week of January. We were able to be a part of the Missions Conference of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was born in Grand Rapids, although my family moved from Michigan when I was just two months old, so that was a treat for me personally. However, even more special was getting to meet with the new pastor there. PJ Pallini, a good man Emily and I went to college with, and his family just recently took the pastorate there at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Pastor Pallini is doing a great job, and we had an awesome time getting to go soul winning, present our work, and spend time with the church family. I’m looking forward to hearing how God will continue to use that church in Grand Rapids.

On Valentine’s Day, Emily and I were able to help one of our supporting churches put on their Valentine Banquet. In the days leading up to the banquet, Emily especially helped with decorating the venue and preparing the food. Decorating has never been one of my strong suits, so I was given other ways to help. The theme for the banquet was “Medieval Times,” so I got the job of “Court Jester.” This basically means that I wore some goofy clothes, wore a silly hat, and told a bunch of corny jokes to those in attendance. I also had an orange thrown at me, but that would take too much time to explain. I’m just grateful that I wasn’t the only one laughing at my jokes.

Honestly, this is an excellent example of what we try to do at the churches we visit on deputation. One of the things we love most about deputation is when we get to be a blessing and a help to churches. We never know precisely how we are going to be a help to the churches we visit. When Emily and I started deputation, we decided that our number-one goal when we were at a church was to be a blessing and encouragement to the church. Whether that is cleaning a toilet, setting up or taking down chairs for an event, or having fruit thrown at us, we love serving however we can.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

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