Micah and Abbie Christiansen2020-03-26T10:45:59-05:00

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Micah Christiansen Family




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

473 Sibley St, Hammond, IN  46320



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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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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.


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Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: A Joke Turned to Good

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: A Joke Turned to GoodSeptember is a rainy time of year, but it does not usually rain on Sunday morning. In fact, I can only remember one time in the past 3½ years that it rained during one of our Sunday morning services. But this September, it rained twice during our morning services! September was our church’s Visitors’ Month, and when it rains on Sunday morning, church attendance is usually badly affected since most people walk for 5 to 15 minutes to reach the main road and get public transportation to where they are going. However, we had a good response to our Visitors’ Month in spite of the rain!

While the weather may do unexpected things, one thing is going as expected. Abbie and I are excited to announce that we are expecting our third child to be born in April 2021!

In our last prayer letter, I asked you to pray that we would be able to have children’s Sunday school and children’s church again. While social-distancing requirements still prevent us from having space for our children’s Sunday school classes, we have been able to start children’s church again! Thank you for your prayers! We have started a Bible-reading program for the children. Please pray that many of our children would begin to develop a personal relationship with God through this program.

I also asked you to pray for our Pastors’ Seminar in August. Almost 100 pastors and assistants from all over Ghana attended the seminar. Pastor Speer taught on exposing false doctrine. I believe the seminar was a great help and encouragement to many of the men. I know it helped me! One of the sessions was about helping our people not to fear dreams. Many people in Ghana believe that dreams are sent by God to warn them when others are planning evil against them, and it causes much fear and contention. After the seminar, Manass, a convert of mine from over a year ago, called me. I had lost contact with him, but he still had my number. He called me and asked me to pray for him because of some dreams he was having. I told him that I wanted to meet with him. A few days later, I was able to use the notes from the seminar to help Manass stop fearing his dreams. I was also able to use that opportunity to start working on getting Manass to church again. Please pray that God would work in Manass’ life, as I believe he does have a desire to serve God.

Please pray for our church’s radio ministry. We are going on different radio stations and preaching the Gospel for three months at a time. Please pray for many people to listen, understand the Gospel, and believe in Jesus.

Fruit to Your Account

One Saturday morning, my soul-winning partner Alfred and I were standing at an intersection when a man starting yelling at us in Twi. I could tell by his demeanor that he was goofing around. Alfred told me the man was calling for us to come give him the Gospel. It was obvious the man wasn’t being serious, so I almost walked away. However, he was being very persistent, and I thought that while this man might mean it for a joke, perhaps God had other plans. I went to the man, who instantly gathered three very unwilling friends to listen to us. However, one of those friends, Stephen, quickly became interested. He had a hard time believing that his works could not save him, but about two hours after we started, he chose to trust Jesus alone for salvation! His friend meant it as a joke, but God meant it for his eternal good!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

October 18th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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