Caleb and Emily Christiansen2022-04-12T17:25:51-05:00

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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: Lydia Ann Christiansen Has Arrived!

Caleb and Emily Christiansen Prayer Letter: Lydia Ann Christiansen Has Arrived!March began with our family returning back to the U.S. for the birth of our second child. This was immediately followed by my ordination at our sending church in Winthrop, Maine. It was an honor for me, as our missions director at FBMI and one of my brothers, who is a pastor, came into town to lay hands on me, along with my pastor and the deacons of my church. It was truly a special night for me with some men who have helped get me to where I am today.

The newest little Christiansen has finally arrived! Due to some concerns about how our baby was developing in the womb, Emily was induced to bring the baby a little early. The doctors considered us a high-risk pregnancy. We praise the Lord that on March 25, 2022, Lydia Ann Christiansen was born perfectly healthy. Many of you reached out to us, letting us know that you were praying for us during the whole process. The fact that you were praying for us was such a comfort to us, and we believe that Lydia is here and healthy due in large part to your prayers.

Emma has completely embraced being a big sister. She loves giving Lydia hugs and kisses and running around the house to find Lydia’s bottles to feed her. When Lydia cries, Emma looks at us and says, “Oh, no!” Then Emma asks to hold Lydia, because apparently, we are not doing a good enough job to help her sister. 😊

Those of you who are parents will know all the work that goes into having a new baby in the house. However, as missionaries, this brings a particular workload—a lot of paperwork. When we can return to Nigeria depends on how quickly we can get the paperwork ready for Lydia. We first need her birth certificate and social security card sorted out. Then we can apply for Lydia’s passport. Only once we have that can we apply for Lydia’s visa for her to enter Nigeria. We are hoping to return to Nigeria by May or June, so please pray with us that we can get all of these paperwork steps done in a timely manner.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

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