Micah and Abbie Christiansen2018-10-01T10:17:06-05:00

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Micah Birthday 04/10
Abbie Birthday 10/11
Micah & Abbie Wedding Anniversary 08/03
AnnaBeth Birthday 10/9
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: New Christians and a New Christiansen!

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter:  New Christians and a New Christiansen!We are excited to announce that Ezekiel John Christiansen was born on February 3, 2019. He was a week and a half past due, but when he decided to come, he didn’t waste any time! He was born only half an hour after Abbie’s contractions became strong and regular. We see God’s loving care and your prayers in how everything worked together for this birth. We were already at the hospital to do a test when the labor started in earnest. The midwives were so shocked at how quickly Abbie progressed! We would not have had time to get to the hospital once the warning signs became serious; Abbie would have given birth in the car. As it was, AnnaBeth and all her things were already with our missionary team members, the Sarvers, and we had everything we needed for an overnight stay packed in the car. Thank God for His provision and protection!

As we are adding to our family, it is such a blessing to be used to add people to God’s family. God is so great and gracious; He can even use our moments of stupidity for His glory. I locked my keys in my car. It was time to go home, and I was at the church, watching someone try to unlock my car with a piece of wire. I felt like an idiot, and it didn’t help when a young man passing through the church property stopped to watch. He chatted with me and watched the whole time until the door was unlocked. Then we went our separate ways. A couple of weeks later, I met a young man on the street. He asked me if I knew him. He did look familiar, but I couldn’t place him. He was the one watching when my keys were locked in the car! I learned his name was James, and I found out where he lived. After a couple of weeks of trying, I caught him at home when he wasn’t busy. His younger brother Evans was there too. I gave the Gospel to them, and they trusted in Jesus for salvation. As I followed up with them, I met James’ older brother Steven, and I was able to lead him to Christ also. Three brothers were saved, and it all led back to my locking my keys in my car. God is strong in weakness!

Fruit to Your Account

Gyasi and Baffour were both saved as a result of my neighborhood Bible Club. They both attended Bible Club regularly for several months, but neither seemed interested in coming to church. However, Gyasi became the translator for the witnessing segment of Bible Club. Baffour was sometimes used as a worker as well. They experienced some growth. In just the last couple of months, Gyasi and Baffour have started attending church and have begun going soul winning. Both of them have been able to translate the Gospel for people who got saved. They are working on our church’s discipleship curriculum. Please pray for these two teenagers to grow and be faithful. Please pray for their mothers to get saved; the mothers do not speak much English, and I have not been able to get a Twi-speaking soul winner to them yet.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

March 12th, 2019|Tags: , |
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