Micah and Abbie Christiansen 2017-11-02T10:54:47+00:00

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Micah Birthday 04/10
Abbie Birthday 10/11
Micah & Abbie Wedding Anniversary 08/03
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.
First Baptist Church of Hammond


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(219) 713-1666
Micah Christiansen
507 State Street
Hammond, IN  46320




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #6120.



Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: One-Year Mile Marker!

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: One-Year Mile Marker!January 26th was our one-year anniversary of living in Ghana! This year has gone so quickly, and Abbie and I are so thankful for the grace of God, for a wonderful team of co-laborers, for a beautiful daughter, and for you, those who make our lives here possible. Names like Antwi, Kwadwo, Serwaa, Comfort, Laud, Oppong, and Asamoah may not mean anything to you; but each one of these people—and many, many more—are fruit to your account before God.

Working in Christian education is a long-term investment, and I ask you to pray for my teachers and me as we work to train young people to be servants for Christ. Please pray that our students will be greatly used of God to spread the Gospel in Africa.

Being able to lead the Children’s Ministry at Fundamental Baptist Church International has been a great joy. The language barrier certainly presents problems, but I am working at developing as many relationships with the children and their parents as I can. We have dozens of children who walk to our church regularly without any parent. I have worked to find out where some of these children live, to establish a relationship with the parents, and to give their parents the Gospel.

Kwame’s family is a good example of the difficulties I have been facing in this endeavor. Kwame is 10 years old. He visited our church on his own a few months ago. I found out where he lives and started visiting his family. As a result, all four of his brothers and sisters, as well as a few friends from his neighborhood, are now walking to church on their own each week. However, I have never met Kwame’s father even once in the months I have been visiting there, and Kwame’s mother Rose is always busy with washing or cooking when I visit. She is friendly, but she just doesn’t seem to have time. I have tried setting appointments to come witness to her, but so far those have never worked out. I have found this to be pretty typical in working with the parents. Please pray that God would give me some breakthroughs with Rose and several other parents.

Fruit to Your Account

Kumasi is filled with little, one-room shops like the one pictured below. These shops can be good places to go soul winning. If a shopkeeper is not busy with customers, he or she is often happy to pass the time talking about the Gospel!

One Saturday I started talking to a teenage boy named Jerry, who was tending his mother’s shop. Jerry wasn’t busy—until I started talking to him. At first, we just had an interruption here and there, which is normal at a shop. But the interruptions became ridiculously frequent! Then his mom arrived with a whole car full of supplies for the shop to be unloaded!

Jerry never asked for me to stop explaining the Gospel to him, though, so I just kept dealing with the interruptions. I even helped unload the supplies! Finally, I was able to finish, and Jerry understood the Gospel and put his faith in Christ!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

March 30th, 2018|Tags: , |
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