Caleb and Emily Christiansen2020-12-30T13:21:37-06:00

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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
Emma Birthday 5/11

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

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: One Year of Deputation Completed

Caleb Christiansen Prayer Letter: One Year of Deputation CompletedWe pray that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! We were able to make it back to our home base in Maine for the holidays, arriving just in time for Thanksgiving. It was a special time for us, as this was our first Thanksgiving and Christmas with Emma. It is hard to believe how fast she is growing, and we had a great time celebrating these holidays with family, although I’m pretty sure Emma enjoyed her wrapping paper much more than her actual gifts.

It’s hard to believe that we have been on deputation now for one whole year. In that time, we have traveled all over the country, traversing Maine, western Nebraska, southern Louisiana, northern Minnesota, and many, many places in between. Through all that time, God showed us how He is able to take care of us, even in seemingly unstable times. God brought us through many changes in 2020, including the biggest change—welcoming our little Emma into the world. God brought us through many challenges, but even more blessings, allowing us to meet so many wonderful people and friends along the way. He is faithful!

It was a privilege in December to speak at the Crossroads Baptist Church of Winslow, Maine. This is the church that my brother, Amos Christiansen, pastors and founded only a couple of years ago. It was great presenting our ministry and preaching at this church that we have prayed for so much. The funny thing is that while my brother graduated from Bible college with a missions major, I graduated with a pastoral theology major, yet now he is a pastor in the U.S., and I am a foreign missionary. It was a great reminder to me that you never know how God will lead you if you let Him. The best thing to do is trust and follow Him. To top it off, we will be this church’s first supported missionaries. Praise the Lord!

Please pray for us as we hit the road again in the New Year. Our first trek will be going from Maine to the West Coast, where we have a few months of meetings—literally from sea to shining sea. Please pray with us that we have safety as we travel, are a blessing to the churches we visit, and that more churches would partner with us to reach Nigeria.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

 

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