Micah and Abbie Christiansen2021-08-02T11:35:27-05:00

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

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Mailing Address
Micah Christiansen
c/o FBMI
507 State Street
Hammond, IN  46320
Phone Number
(219) 713-1666
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Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Bible Club Blessings!

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Bible Club Blessings!Our church consistently emphasizes that it is our duty and privilege to give the Gospel to everyone. It is such a blessing to see some of the young people of our church starting to live this truth. Some of the students at our church’s school do not attend our church; however, we have recently seen an increase in the number of students attending, and a big part of that increase has been due to the church’s young people witnessing to and encouraging their fellow students to come to our church.

I was also encouraged when some of our church’s children came to me after Children’s Church and asked me if we could start doing soul-winning training again. This happened three different times with different children, so we now have soul-winning training for the children in English and Twi. One of these children used what he is learning in our most recent Bible Club in Bantama to lead two children to Christ!

The newest Bantama Bible Club is going very well. We are working in conjunction with one of our church’s bus routes, and as a result, 20 children from the Bible Club came to church last Sunday! I love getting to serve Christ in a place where you can go to a place where a lot of children live, borrow some benches from people in the neighborhood, put the benches in the shade of a mango tree, and preach the Gospel!

I pray that you will have a very Merry Christmas and that God will give you opportunities through this season to share the news of His Son. Please pray for our church’s radio ministry, as we will be on four different radio stations weekly throughout the month of December, preaching the Gospel.

Fruit to Your Account

One of the missionary families on our team, the Halls, had recently moved to a new house, so they invited me and my Bible Club team to do a Bible Club at their house for the children in their neighborhood. We do Bible Clubs for five weeks at a single location, and then we move on to a different location.

I did not know a way to drive to the Halls’ house that wouldn’t tear out the under-carriage of my car, so I would park the car at a certain point, and then we Bible Club workers would walk the rest of the way.

As we were walking to the Halls’ house the day of the final Bible Club, I saw a boy sitting by the side of the road eating. I recognized him from a Bible Club I had done almost three years before, though he had been just a little kid then. His name was Kofi. I invited Kofi to come, and Bro. Daniel Adjei talked to his parents and showed him the location.

Bro. Benjamin Aboagye led Kofi to Christ that day, and the next day Kofi came to church! Since then, he has attended many of our services, including evening services and soul winning!

In following up with the family, I have been able to lead his adult brother Bismark and his older sister (whom they call Sister–I don’t even know her real name!) to Christ. Please pray that more of the family will be saved and that they will come to church.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

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Bantama Bible Club

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