Micah & Abbie Christiansen2023-05-19T13:20:36-05:00




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: Watching People Grow – One of the Joys of Serving Christ

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: Watching People Grow - One of the Joys of Serving ChristWatching people grow is one of the joys of serving Christ. March 6th is Independence Day in Ghana, so our church took advantage of the holiday’s proximity to Valentine’s Day to hold a Marriage Seminar. It was wonderful to see over 30 couples willing to take their holiday and to pay some money in order to improve their marriages. Not many years ago, our church didn’t even have 30 couples attending church together. It is common in Ghana for husbands and wives to attend different churches. We are thankful for both the numerical and spiritual growth of our church’s families.

The children’s church is also seeing growth, as we have started pushing for the children who can read to use our church’s devotional guide. The devotional guide was developed for the adults and teens, but it is quite simple, so I have started encouraging the children to use it every day to get them reading their Bibles and praying. We have about 30 children turning in completed devotional guides each week.

My Bible Club team has continued to put on Bible Clubs with one of our church’s bus routes, and several children and teenagers have visited the church as a result. Some continue to come faithfully.

Please start praying now for S.M.I.T.E. camp coming up June 19 – 23. This is a time when many young people learn how to give the Gospel and learn how to conduct a Bible Club. Please pray that many young people will attend as campers and have their lives changed.

Fruit to Your Account

Emmanuel has been coming to our church for years on one of our bus routes. He attends my Sunday school class, and I noticed that he has been reading his Bible and witnessing to his friends at school. He has been able to lead some of his friends to Christ, but he also has faced many challenges, as his friends asked him questions he didn’t know how to answer! I saw he had zeal, but he needed training.

I wanted him to start coming for soul winning, but his parents would not let him come by himself. I went to visit his parents with another church member who lives nearby, and we were able to arrange for Emmanuel to start coming to soul winning.

Emmanuel has started helping with Bible Clubs and is learning how to use our illustrated soul-winning book to give the Gospel. He led his first soul to Christ using that booklet just a couple of weeks ago.

Please pray that Emmanuel’s soul-winning fervor will stay hot while he increases in knowledge in how to effectively give the Gospel.

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

April 19th, 2023|Tags: , , |



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