Caleb and Emily Christiansen2019-10-11T14:01:31-05:00

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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

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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: Unexpected Christmas Present

Caleb Christiansen Prayer Letter: Unexpected Christmas PresentIn December, we were able to take a break from meetings and spend some time with my wife’s family in the state of Maine during the Christmas season. Emily and I were blessed to be able to spend that time at our sending church, the Victory Baptist Church of Winthrop, Maine. It was wonderful getting to sit under our pastor’s preaching, serve in the church, and go soul winning with our church family. During the Christmas season, God gave us an unexpected Christmas present. The Lord provided us with a newer and larger vehicle for traveling on deputation. It is amazing how God provides!

Also in December, we found out the gender of our coming baby. We praise the Lord that this May, we will be welcoming a little girl into our family; we will be naming her Emma Kristine Christiansen. According to the ultrasounds, little Emma seems to be growing normally, although she is a little on the small side. Considering that I am 5’3” and Emily is 5’2”, I can’t say that is very surprising.

At the beginning of January, Emily and I headed to the Midwest for three months of meetings. So far in January, we have enjoyed presenting the need in Nigeria to churches in the Southern Indiana and Indianapolis areas. While going soul winning in Madison, Indiana, with a local pastor, we were going up to a house with a squad car parked in the driveway. When we walked onto the porch of the house, a police officer armed and in full uniform burst out the door. He was clearly quite tense and asked us what we were doing at his home. I quickly introduced myself and the pastor and told him we were visiting from the church and giving him a personal invitation. He relaxed a little bit and started talking with us. I thanked him for his service to the community, and this clearly struck a chord with him and led to a more pleasant conversation. Although the officer did not get saved that day, the door was wide open for the pastor to visit him later for a Gospel conversation. Please pray that this door will stay open and that this officer and others will be saved.

Continue praying with us that we will be a blessing to the churches we visit, that our 2020 calendar would fill up with meetings, and that churches would continue to take us on for support. We want to get to Nigeria as soon as we can.

That all the world may know,

Caleb Christiansen

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