We pray that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! We were able to make it back to our home base in Maine for the holidays, arriving just in time for Thanksgiving. It was a special time for us, as this was our first Thanksgiving and Christmas with Emma. It is hard to believe how fast she is growing, and we had a great time celebrating these holidays with family, although I’m pretty sure Emma enjoyed her wrapping paper much more than her actual gifts.
It’s hard to believe that we have been on deputation now for one whole year. In that time, we have traveled all over the country, traversing Maine, western Nebraska, southern Louisiana, northern Minnesota, and many, many places in between. Through all that time, God showed us how He is able to take care of us, even in seemingly unstable times. God brought us through many changes in 2020, including the biggest change—welcoming our little Emma into the world. God brought us through many challenges, but even more blessings, allowing us to meet so many wonderful people and friends along the way. He is faithful!
It was a privilege in December to speak at the Crossroads Baptist Church of Winslow, Maine. This is the church that my brother, Amos Christiansen, pastors and founded only a couple of years ago. It was great presenting our ministry and preaching at this church that we have prayed for so much. The funny thing is that while my brother graduated from Bible college with a missions major, I graduated with a pastoral theology major, yet now he is a pastor in the U.S., and I am a foreign missionary. It was a great reminder to me that you never know how God will lead you if you let Him. The best thing to do is trust and follow Him. To top it off, we will be this church’s first supported missionaries. Praise the Lord!
Please pray for us as we hit the road again in the New Year. Our first trek will be going from Maine to the West Coast, where we have a few months of meetings—literally from sea to shining sea. Please pray with us that we have safety as we travel, are a blessing to the churches we visit, and that more churches would partner with us to reach Nigeria.
That all the world may know,