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: Holidays in Ghana

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Holidays in GhanaAbbie, AnnaBeth, and I have had our first holiday season on the mission field, and we have been so blessed! I know many missionaries find the holidays to be emotionally difficult, so I wondered how we would handle these major holidays without all the American trimmings and without extended family. Once again, however, we have seen the blessing of being on a team, as sharing Thanksgiving Day with the other families gave us a sense of sharing the holiday with family. Our family got an extra blessing for Christmas when Abbie’s parents came to visit us for two weeks. I’m sure that their newest granddaughter had nothing to do with the timing of their visit. 

Christmas is one of the biggest holidays here in Kumasi, but Ghanaians do not celebrate it in quite the same way. We did not see Christmas decorations in very many places, but most radio stations played Christmas music. When we went shopping, many shop owners and cashiers would have a small, wrapped Christmas box with a slot in the top. They would ask you to put in some money as a “Christmas gift.” However, only “rich” Ghanaians have Christmas trees and get several presents. Most Ghanaians look forward to getting “Christmas clothes,” a special outfit they will wear to the Christmas service and for other special occasions throughout the year. Getting to eat well and to eat a lot is a highlight of the Christmas celebration for many people. It is also traditional here for churches to have a service on Christmas Day itself, and it is one of the best-attended services of the year.

It is also very popular to have a watchnight church service on New Year’s Eve, regardless of which day of the week it falls upon. The watchnight service is also one of the best-attended services of the year. The holiday season was a reminder of how Ghana is full of religion but empty of the Gospel. Thank you for your faithful support, allowing us to work to change that!

Fruit to Your Account

Ghana has only one international airport, and that is in Accra. So when Abbie’s parents came to visit us, I took a six-hour bus trip from Kumasi to Accra so that I could guide them as soon as they left the airport.

When I found my bus seat, I found that I was seated next to a young man who was very interested in his cell phone. I was waiting for an opportunity to catch his eye and introduce myself to him, but his eyes never left his phone screen.

Then a man got up in front of the bus and started to deliver some announcements. I thought he worked for the bus company. However, when he finished his announcements, he told us that he was a preacher with a certain church, and he was going to preach to us for the next half hour!

Unfortunately, this preacher believed in works salvation. However, the young man next to me listened to this preacher. He was not looking at his phone anymore. As soon as the preacher was finished, I introduced myself to the young man, Asamoah. I used what that preacher had been saying as a springboard into the Gospel, and about an hour later, Asamoah believed on Jesus alone for salvation!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

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