Micah & Abbie Christiansen2023-10-25T10:12:19-05:00




Micah Birthday 04/10
Abbie Birthday 10/11
Micah & Abbie Wedding Anniversary 08/03
AnnaBeth Birthday 10/09
Ezekiel Birthday 02/03
Gloriana Birthday 04/13

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.

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Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Wasting Time?

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Wasting Time?October started our new academic year at Fundamental Baptist Academy. We have more lower elementary students than we have ever had, and I know many of them have not yet placed their faith in Jesus for salvation. I have been preaching about salvation for several weeks in their chapel services, so please pray that God will work in the hearts of our students to help them to understand how simple salvation is and that they will choose to trust Jesus alone for salvation.

Children from the Bible Club that I told you about in my last prayer letter continue to come to church every week. Now I pick them up in my car, since the teenager who was walking to church with them went to boarding school. Every Sunday morning, 10-15 children cram into my car to come to church. (It’s a good thing that I’m in Ghana and not in the U.S.!) Because of how full my car is, I have not made any effort to get new children to come, but the children themselves have brought 3 visitors in the last 3 weeks!

When my Bible Club team went to start at a new location, we failed to get any children to come at all, so we went soul winning instead! (See the “Fruit to Your Account” section.) However, I decided to try at that area one more time. God had obviously been working in the hearts of some of the boys to whom we had witnessed the week before, because many of the same boys who refused to come to Bible Club the first week, and who tried to run away from hearing the Gospel, came to Bible Club that second try, and they have formed the core of the club ever since! One boy from the club walked to church on his own one Sunday morning. Please pray that Reginald will keep coming to church and that his mother will get saved.

Fruit to Your Account

Sometimes I feel like I am wasting my time. One of my Bible Club workers told me that he had found a good location for a new Bible Club. I was excited! My Bible Club team went to that location, expecting to find plenty of children to invite to Bible Club. Instead, we found ourselves wandering around, finding very few children. Those few children whom we did find were definitely not interested in coming to the Bible Club.

I could see that Bible Club was not going to happen that morning, so I decided to take the Bible Club workers back to a house where about 10 boys had gathered to play a game. The boys were not going to come to Bible Club, but we could bring the Gospel to them!
I started speaking Twi to the boys, trying to get them interested in knowing how to go to Heaven. They were not interested, but out of respect for an adult, several of them allowed me to pair them up with a soul winner. I ended up trying to give the Gospel to a couple of boys through translation. It was not going well. I could not keep their attention. Again, I felt like I was wasting my time.
However, a teenage boy named Prince came over to listen. Although the other boys did not stay to listen to the entire Gospel presentation, Prince did stay. Prince decided to put his faith in Jesus instead of in keeping the commandments. Some of the other boys chose to trust Jesus as well. Our time was not wasted after all!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

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