Micah and Abbie Christiansen2021-02-17T11:40:43-06:00

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Micah Christiansen Family

MICAH AND ABBIE CHRISTIANSEN

SERVING WITH TEAM GHANA

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

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
fbchammond.com
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711

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Micah Christiansen
c/o FBMI
507 State Street
Hammond, IN  46320
fbmi.org/teams
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(219) 713-1666
Email Address
micah.christiansen@fbmi.org

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Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Fresh Starts!

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Fresh Starts!Thank you for praying for Abbie throughout her pregnancy. We were blessed with the safe delivery of a healthy girl, Gloriana Joy Christiansen, on April 13! She weighed just 5 pounds at birth, but she has been filling out and growing since then. Gloriana is our third child to be born in Ghana, and each delivery has been quick and without complications. We believe your prayers have played a big role, so thank you!

Another exciting development has been that we have started doing Bible Clubs again! In March, we felt like most parents would once again welcome a Bible Club in their community, so we started one on our church’s Maaban bus route. We had about 40 children attend the first week! We did 2 clubs in Maaban and then started one on our church’s bus route in Adankwame. We have had about 150 different children attend the clubs, scores of whom have heard the Gospel, and many of whom have professed faith in Christ for salvation.

I am also excited for the growth of those who are helping me with the Bible Clubs. Two of our college men are training with me in the Bible Clubs. Two of the children who work with me in the Bible Clubs each week, Eric and Jezreel, have given the Gospel for their first time. Please continue to pray for the Bible Clubs to bear lasting fruit!

Fruit to Your Account

It is something special to see God working on a heart, convicting a person of his sin. I had preached for a couple of weeks in our school’s chapel services on our need for salvation and on the complete inability of our works to earn eternal life. I encouraged our students to ask questions about how to be saved, but I wasn’t getting the response I had hoped to get from our younger students.
Then one of those younger students came to me because he had lied to his teacher. I talked to him very seriously about how God feels about lying. When I told him that he could go back to class, he hesitated, and then with tears in his eyes, he asked, “Bro. Micah, can you show me how to go to Heaven?” God had convicted him of his sin, so he was very ready to trust in Jesus for salvation. Please pray that more of our students will choose to trust Christ this school year.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

May 26th, 2021|Tags: , , |

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