Micah and Abbie Christiansen2018-10-01T10:17:06-05:00

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MICAH AND ABBIE CHRISTIANSEN

SERVING WITH TEAM GHANA

ABOUT

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.
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Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Giving Children the Gospel!

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Giving Children the Gospel!I am so excited about what God has done in the month of April! Missionaries Mark and Sabrina Holmes, Assistant Pastor Adewale Adesina, and Evangelist Babatunde Ajayi came from Nigeria to help our church with our second S.M.I.T.E. (Student Missions Institute for Training in Evangelism). S.M.I.T.E. teaches people how to conduct Bible Clubs and how to witness to children. We thank God that 80 people from 5 different churches came for training! We conducted 16 different Bible Clubs, and over 1,000 children attended throughout the course of the week. Over 500 children professed faith in Christ.

In Ghana’s culture, most adults would be insulted if a teenager tried to witness to them. Children are the greatest witnessing opportunity available to teenagers. That is why I am heading up a new Saturday soul-winning program to conduct Bible Clubs each week. We will go to one area for five consecutive weeks and conduct Bible Clubs and witness to the children. Then we will go to a new area and do it all over again. Please pray that many teenagers will get involved in this new ministry and that they will grow as a result of it. Please pray that many children will be saved and whole families will be impacted by the Gospel.

Pastor Speer had the idea of creating an illustrated salvation plan as an aid in witnessing to children, and I had the privilege of being the one to develop it. I also had the privilege of teaching how to use the illustrated plan at S.M.I.T.E., and I have already heard some great reports. One of our bus captains told me that he used the illustrated plan to witness to over 30 children on his route, and 15 of them got saved! I am now starting this same training for those church members who are interested. Praise God, 14 children came to the first training session to learn how to give the Gospel! Please pray that many more will come and learn.

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One Saturday morning in March after I had prayed for a divine appointment, my partner and I were stopped by a lady named Gifty, who asked if we were from Fundamental Baptist Church. She said she wanted her son Richmond to start going to church with us. I invited her to come to church with her son. Gifty said that she would like to come, but she didn’t speak English. Our services are in English and Twi, but some people assume that the services are only in English because the pastor is white. We informed Gifty that she could come and understand everything. She agreed to come to church the next day. It actually ended up being two weeks later, but Gifty and Richmond did come to church! Richmond heard the Gospel that day, but Gifty did not have time for the soul winner to finish. I tried witnessing to her through a translator at her store, but Gifty did not understand the Gospel. Later I brought Peter Frimpong, one of our church’s excellent soul winners, and she understood the Gospel and got saved! One of her friends came and listened and also got saved! Now Gifty’s husband has expressed interest in coming to church. Please pray that he will come and get saved. Please pray that Gifty and Richmond will grow in the Lord.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

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