Micah and Abbie Christiansen2019-08-23T12:43:17-05:00

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Micah Birthday 04/10
Abbie Birthday 10/11
Micah & Abbie Wedding Anniversary 08/03
AnnaBeth Birthday 10/9
Ezekiel Birthday 2/4

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




(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: Growth Through Bible Clubs

Micah Christiansen Prayer Letter: Growth Through Bible ClubsJust imagine that you are a child, and almost every day your parents tell you, “If you do that, you will go to Hell. You have to be good to go to Heaven.” Many Ghanaian parents regularly threaten their children with Hell for disobedience. This teaching is reinforced in the preaching at their churches and schools. As a result, many Ghanaian children are heavily indoctrinated in works salvation from a young age. This knowledge drives me to work harder to give children the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith.

Since my last prayer letter, our Saturday Bible Club Ministry has met in four different locations, all in communities around our church. I think the most exciting aspects of this ministry are the opportunities for service and growth that this ministry gives to the children and teenagers who help with the Bible Clubs.

Every Saturday, we carry our benches and Bible Club materials to our location, go out for about 15 minutes to invite children to the Bible Club, and then get started. Even six-year-olds from our church have been able to be involved in these jobs! During Bible Club, some teenagers and children have led songs for the first time, taught a Bible verse for the first time, or translated a Bible lesson for the first time. Some of our workers have shared the Gospel for the first time at Bible Club, and some of those have led their first souls to Christ! Praise God!

Our Christian school is continuing to grow in size, and with that have come some soul-winning opportunities. In the last month, I got to lead two of our students to Christ, and I also led a young lady, who was applying for a teacher position, to Christ. Please pray that as our younger students get older, they will decide to trust Jesus alone for salvation. Please pray for wisdom as Pastor Speer and I make hiring decisions, as we need to open new classrooms.

Fruit to Your Account

The young man holding the flip-book in the picture below is Gideon. I praise God for the work He is doing in Gideon’s life. When Gideon first came to help with Bible Club, he did not take it seriously. However, now he is my biggest helper. Gideon has caught the vision for Bible Club. He has helped me find two of our locations, and he works hard to get children to come to the club. Every week, Gideon witnesses to children from our Bible club, and every week, at least one of them makes the decision to trust Jesus alone for salvation. He has also become one of my Junior Church soul winners on Sundays. Using the illustrated salvation plan that I mentioned in my last prayer letter has given Gideon the confidence to witness. He had given the Gospel before, but he found it very difficult, so he did not witness to anyone very often. Now he says he’ll use the illustrated plan even when witnessing to teens and adults! I am thankful for the way God has used the Bible Club Ministry in Gideon’s life. Please pray that he will continue to grow.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

July 15th, 2019|Tags: , |
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