Micah & Abbie Christiansen2023-10-25T10:12:19-05:00




Micah Birthday 04/10
Abbie Birthday 10/11
Micah & Abbie Wedding Anniversary 08/03
AnnaBeth Birthday 10/09
Ezekiel Birthday 02/03
Gloriana Birthday 04/13

Micah’s Testimony
I was born the third of six children to Scott and Debbie Christiansen. My dad was a pastor; so, of course, I grew up in church and heard the Gospel regularly. I had made a profession of faith and been baptized by the age of seven, but the truth was that my trust was more in my prayers than in Christ. I rightly began to doubt my salvation at the age of nine, and shortly after, I decided to make sure I was saved. I went forward at the end of a Sunday night service and prayed, this time trusting Christ alone. I was baptized the same night.
When I was twelve, I went to my first Youth Conference in Hammond, Indiana, where I heard Dr. Jack Hyles preach, resulting in my surrendering to full-time Christian service. That decision was strengthened the following year when I went to Teen Convention in Longview, Texas. I did not know which avenue of full-time Christian service I was supposed to take, but as I grew older, I just began to assume that I would be a pastor or a missionary, as they were the options that most appealed to me.
I went to college and started with a pastoral major, but I decided to switch my major to missions in the second semester of my freshman year. I finished my bachelor’s degree in four years, and on my pastor’s advice, I began a master’s degree in education. It was while I was working on my master’s degree that I met and started dating my future wife Abbie. We had been dating for a year when I began a two-year internship at First Baptist Church. The first year and a half, I interned for Danny Brannon, the director of the Chapel Ministry, which was my ministry for most of my college experience. I interned for FBMI my last semester. When I was finished with college, Abbie and I were married on August 3, 2013.

Abbie’s Testimony
I was born and raised in a Christian home. My parents, Tim and Kathy Cortopassi, made sure that my four siblings and I attended a Christian school and that we went to church as a family every service. Since I grew up in church, I heard the Gospel often. I may have been saved at the age of seven. I remember my mom talked to me during church on a Sunday morning. I prayed that morning and got baptized that evening.
Sometime later, my family watched the movie Left Behind. I got scared, wondering if I were really saved or not. I went through several years not sure if I was going to Heaven but assuming that I was because I had prayed with my mom and gotten baptized.
In seventh grade, I started going to Teenage Soul Winning. I started leading people to Christ but still was not sure if I was saved or not. In November 2001, I sat on my bed with my Bible, and I looked up the verses for the Romans Road. I went through the verses as if I were leading someone else to Christ, but I was doing it for my own benefit. I wanted to settle my doubt once and for all. I prayed, accepting Christ as my only way to Heaven. When I finished, I felt a huge burden lift from my shoulders. Since that time, I have not doubted my salvation.
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a missionary. It was with that in mind that I went to Hyles-Anderson College and got my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. At that time I wanted to be a missionary to China, so I tried to take a missions trip there three different times. Every one of the trips was canceled. After trying for the third time, I really felt that God had closed the door to my going to China.
I did go on a missions trip to Honduras and Belize in 2010, simply because I wanted to take a missions trip before graduating from college. A week before my trip, Micah and I had our first date. We dated for three years before getting married on August 3, 2013.

Team Ghana’s driving purpose is making disciples of Jesus Christ, and the result has been the multiplying of churches. God has blessed the efforts of the men and women serving Him in Kumasi, Ghana. Fundamental Baptist Church International has been in existence for 8years and has already directly influenced the start of 36 other churches in Ghana and Liberia.
The church in Kumasi is also home to Hyles-Anderson College of West Africa, which has 61 graduates and an average of 37 students per month. The college prepares the young and old alike. The current student body is made up of young men who are aspiring to be in ministry, as well as current pastors who see their need for better training.
I eagerly anticipate doing as my fellow team members have done: winning souls, discipling converts, and helping advance the spread of churches across Africa. One of my specific duties on Team Ghana will be to disciple children. God has given me a passion for reaching children, so I eagerly anticipate this opportunity.
It is well known that children are the most easily reached people group, and I would contend that they are also the group with the most potential. Half of Ghana’s population is 20 years old and younger; young people truly are the key to making a long-term impact in Ghana and the surrounding regions. I look forward to teaching Ghanaian pastors and workers how to develop Children’s Ministries so that the next generation is reached across Ghana and beyond.
In addition to leading the Children’s Ministry at Fundamental Baptist Church International, I am excited about teaching in Hyles-Anderson College of West Africa and Fundamental Baptist Academy. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to mold the lives of pastors, pastors in training, and the young people of our Christian school.

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Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: “I Want to Come to Church With You!”

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: "I Want to Come to Church With You!"Thank you for praying for our Pastors’ and Workers’ Conference in August on “How to Grow Your Church.” I was personally challenged to grow spiritually and in my work for the Lord, and I know many churches were helped by the practical teaching. I also enjoyed the privilege of getting to teach for four hours on “How to Grow Your Children’s Ministry” during the afternoon sessions. Please pray for the children’s workers and pastors who attended the sessions to be able to implement some of the ideas they learned so that their young people will learn to love God more.

One of our new Bible Clubs has had some exciting results! The third week of the Bible Club, I saw a boy named Fabrigas and his little sister Nyarko. I invited them to Bible Club and went on to talk to some other children. When I passed by the house again, Fabrigas called out, “My mother wants to talk to you!” I thought she would have some questions concerning Bible Club, but instead she told me, “I want to come to church with you tomorrow.” Obaa Yaa (the mother) and her two children came to church the next morning, and they haven’t missed a Sunday morning since! A couple of weeks after they started coming, her husband Kofi started to come to church. With the help of translators, I have been able to help Obaa Yaa, Fabrigas, and Kofi understand the Gospel. Oheneba, the teenager who translated when I led Obaa Yaa to Christ, started attending our church and going soul winning after attending three or four of our church’s Bible Clubs over the past few years. Obaa Yaa and Fabrigas have been baptized, and I believe that Kofi will get baptized soon.

Another exciting aspect of this same Bible Club is that Gideon, one of the teenagers who helped me with the club, has started bringing children from that area on Sunday mornings. Gideon gathers the children and walks with them for twenty minutes to bring them to church. One of the children who has started coming with Gideon is Jedidiah, a Fundamental Baptist Academy student who has wanted to come to our church for a long time! On most Sundays, over ten children come to church from that Bible Club area.

Abbie and I are also excited that AnnaBeth got baptized! AnnaBeth has been scared of the “cold water” in the baptistery for a year now, but AnnaBeth decided that she wanted to get baptized so that she could obey God. I was so proud of her! After she got baptized, AnnaBeth was so excited and happy! She said that it was her favorite Sunday!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

October 8th, 2023|Tags: , , |



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