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: The Bible Comes First!

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: The Bible Comes First!It is encouraging to watch seeds sown years ago bringing forth unexpected fruit. Back in 2019, I invited a woman named Gifty and her son Richmond to come to church. They both came and got saved, but they moved shortly afterward. Richmond came on one of our church’s bus routes a few times, but then we lost touch, and the family moved again. About a year ago, I passed a teenage boy at church and did a double-take. It was Richmond! One of our bus routes had found him, and he started to come regularly. John Sarver took Richmond under his wing in the Teen Department and helped Richmond start discipleship lessons.

Then last month, I was surprised to see Gifty, Richmond’s mother, in church on Sunday night! She came and told me that she had started coming to our church again a couple months before. She has regularly attended the Sunday evening services since then. Truly, one plants, another waters, but God gives the increase!

Richmond is not in church now because he has been put in boarding school for high school (an all-too-common situation here). Please pray for God to protect Richmond’s heart, as these boarding schools are not good environments for any young person, but especially not for a Christian young person.

My Bible Club team and I started a new Bible Club at the end of last month. While out soul winning, Pastor Speer had noticed that a lot of children were out and about, so he drew our attention to that location. We have been able to give the Gospel to many children, as our attendance has broken 40 twice!

Every Saturday before Bible Club, I go to certain houses to let the children know we are about to start. As I did so last week, an adult sister of one of the children told me, “Tomorrow, I want to come to your church.” This was only the second time I had met Hannah. On Sunday morning, Hannah called me, telling me she was on the way! God was working in her life, and I was just in the right place at the right time.

Faithful service is worthwhile! Please pray for Hannah to continue to come and grow.

Fruit to Your Account

When I met Linda, I could tell she was religious. She was willing for her son to visit our church, but they already had a church. However, religious people in Ghana often like to do Bible studies, and her English is quite good, so I kept going back to her house to try to witness to her.

I did not have good timing. Every time I went to her door, she was just about to leave. Finally, we made an appointment for me to go and do a Bible study with her. I prayed she would remember—she did not.

When I went and asked her about doing the Bible study, she hesitated and asked, “Will it take long?” I thought, “Oh, no! Another fail!” What I said was, “That depends. However, if we start and we run out of time, we can always stop and continue the study another time.” Linda explained, “I need to go and get my phone repaired.” I asked her, “Another time then?” Linda hesitated and said, “Sit down. The Bible comes first.”

Linda listened very well as I gave her the Gospel. She understood the Scriptures quickly and chose to put her faith in only Jesus for salvation. While I witnessed to Linda, the boys who were with me witnessed to two of her children. Praise God, we believe all three got saved that day!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

February 23rd, 2024|Tags: , |



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