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

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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


Information Packet


(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: Spreading the Gospel in 2019

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Spreading the Gospel in 2019Harmattan is in Ghana! Harmattan is a dry wind that comes from the Sahara Desert at this time of year, and it brings a lot of fine dust with it. When I look out into the distance, it looks like there is fog—but it is actually a haze of dust in the air. Sometimes the dust is thick enough that, even up close, the air seems filled with a thin fog or smoke. It doesn’t take long for a layer of dust to cover anything that isn’t moving. People often get sick during Harmattan, partly from the weather changing and partly from breathing dust. I am thankful that Abbie, AnnaBeth, and I are all doing well despite Harmattan.

Abbie is due to deliver our baby boy in late January. Please pray for the delivery and the recovery. AnnaBeth’s birth went amazingly well, and we believe it was due to so many people praying for us.

Please also pray that we would be able to get our new baby’s paperwork all finished quickly and smoothly. We plan to come back to the States for a two-month furlough in October and November, but the baby’s paperwork will all have to be in place. If you would like to have us come to your church when we are in the States, please call me at (219) 713-1666, or email me at christiansens2ghana@gmail.com. We would love to be able to see you again!

Thank you for your prayers and financial support throughout this last year. Please continue to pray for Abbie and me as we work at learning Twi. Please continue to pray that God will use us to influence children’s hearts to serve Him. Please also pray for a staffing need we have at our Christian school. We look forward to continuing to partner with you in spreading the Gospel in Ghana throughout 2019!

Fruit to Your Account

I met a man named Collins across the street from the church. I started to give him the Gospel, but as we continued to talk, it became obvious that Collins’ English was more limited than what I had first thought. When we reached the third point, Collins was not able to understand. He was the one to suggest that I take his number and call him when I had someone who could translate for me. It took a few attempts to find a time when I had a translator and when Collins was available, but eventually we succeeded. My translator and I had just started talking to Collins at his house when a friend of his named Frimpong walked up and sat down to listen. I felt like I had found a two-for-one sale! Giving the Gospel took two hours, because they both had some questions and because translating doubles the time, but when we finished, Collins and Frimpong both decided to trust Jesus alone for salvation.

When I first came to Ghana, I went to the hospital for a routine blood test. A man named Patrick drew my blood. He was very friendly and helpful, so I took his number, thinking I might have an opportunity to meet him later and witness to him. However, to be honest, I forgot. Thankfully, God does not forget. God arranged a “chance” meeting a few months ago as I was walking downtown. Patrick remembered my name! He had to remind me who he was, but then I did remember. I couldn’t witness to him then, but God reminded me about Patrick again in early December. I called him and arranged to meet him at the hospital after he finished work. Witnessing to Patrick was so easy! He quickly understood the truth and asked excellent questions. Patrick gladly put his faith in Christ.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

January 20th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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