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: S.M.I.T.E. Camp

Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: S.M.I.T.E. CampWe just finished our fifth year of S.M.I.T.E. (Student Missions Institute of Training and Evangelism) camp. Every year, young people from like-minded churches come to learn how to conduct Bible Clubs. They receive three hours of class instruction and a practical demonstration each day, and then they go out and put what they have learned into practice as they put on a Bible Club that week. In the evening, they enjoy an exciting service with challenging preaching. This is a four-year program, and it is exciting to see the campers grow from year to year.

What I love most about S.M.I.T.E. camp is that in the first year a camper attends, he receives training on how to give the Gospel to children. Every year, we see young people who did not know how to give the Gospel gain the confidence and knowledge to start soul winning effectively. This year, it was my joy to teach 61 young people how to give the Gospel. Please pray that they would continue to use what they have learned at their churches.

This year, it was our joy to host 155 campers from 9 churches. These campers conducted 23 Bible Clubs, with 1,608 children attending, 750 of whom professed faith in Jesus for salvation.

Many of the campers made a decision that they will give the Gospel to at least 50 children this year, and about a dozen young men surrendered to preach. Please pray for these young people as they work to honor these decisions.

About 20 children came to our children’s service on Sunday from various Bible Clubs from the preceding week. One of our daughter churches also had visitors because of a Bible Club they had conducted that week. At another daughter church, one of the campers used what he had learned in S.M.I.T.E. camp to witness to some children in his town, and he had 3 visitors at church!

Fruit to Your Account

I was approached by a man after church on Wednesday night. He said, “It has been a long time since I have seen you!”

I thought, “I don’t remember ever seeing you before!”

He asked, “Why don’t you come by our house and teach the children anymore?”

I asked some more questions and found out that my Bible Club team and I had done a Bible Club on Saturdays for some weeks at an empty store in front of this man’s house.

His children did not even come to the Bible Club, but he saw what we were doing, and he was impressed. As a result, he decided after some weeks to come and visit the church. He brought his wife and four daughters with him. He told me that his family had been coming for two or three months now! I had no idea that any of this had been going on, but God was at work!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

April 27th, 2024|Tags: , |



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