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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Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Restricted but Free!

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Restricted but Free!It is such a joy to be able to meet physically as a church body! Since June 5, the Ghanaian government has allowed one-hour services of up to 100 people, with certain social distancing and hygienic requirements. There are challenges to meeting some of the government’s requirements, but after 2½ months of not gathering with our church family, no restriction destroys the sweetness of gathering together again.

We enjoyed the freedom to go soul winning during most of the time that church was shut down. Although people have not always been as friendly and open as is usual here, many people have been saved during this time, including some who would not have met a soul winner if not for the disruptions of life that the Coronavirus brought.

During the shutdown, our church used the radio as the closest possible substitute for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services. It certainly has helped our church members, but we have had some great feedback from other people as well. People have been saved, and a Church of Christ pastor called saying his people had listened to our program and had been convinced that baptism could not save them! (Church of Christ believes in baptismal regeneration.) The pastor wanted to get more teaching from our church. We are going to continue our presence on the radio. Please pray for God to bless this new ministry.

Schools are still closed, and we do not know when they will reopen, so Fundamental Baptist Academy’s teachers are going out to tutor our students at their homes. Please pray that we would have open doors to witness to our students’ family members.

I do not like the restrictions and challenges of this time, but I believe that great opportunities have and will continue to arise from them. Please pray that God will use us in a special, unprecedented way!

I know that many of you are facing greater restrictions and greater difficulties than we are. I am praying for you.

Fruit to Your Account

I was going soul winning close to my house when I saw Prince and Kwame with two other teen boys. I led Prince to Christ over a year ago, and Kwame got saved while attending the Bible Club I operated for a year. I called out, greeting them. The two new boys started to run away, but Prince stopped them. As I began to talk to them, it became obvious that Prince wanted me to witness to his friends, but his friends did not want to listen. I started giving them the Gospel anyway. I often find that if people listen long enough to learn that their good works cannot save them, they will then become interested. This is a completely new teaching to most people in Ghana. I was encouraged to see that Kwame and Prince still understood the truth about how to go to Heaven, despite a lengthy absence from good Bible teaching. However, the two friends would not give their interest or good attention despite my best efforts. Then an 18-year-old named Benjamin came to get money from one of the boys. I thought for sure I would lose all attention at that point! However, Benjamin became interested in what I was saying. By the time I was done talking, the original two boys had stopped paying any attention, but Benjamin had realized that his own works could never save him, and he chose to put his faith in Jesus!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

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