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We believe we are called to help break the bonds of spiritual and physical poverty. We work to build Christlike character through biblically based discipleship programs that lead to spiritual maturity and the ability to disciple others. We also believe we are also called to help meet the physical needs of those we work with.  This is accomplished through education and community development programs that teach self- sustainability.

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Our Approach

Each of our three focus area - Discipleship, Education, and Community Service build upon each other in a circular approach. .


Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you remain in My word, then you are truly My disciples.  (John 8:31-32) MEV

We believe in walking beside new believers, exploring God’s word, and sharing life with them as Jesus reveals Himself through hardships and blessings.


Public schools in Malawi are said to be “free” to students, but there are actually fees involved that are expensive to the local people, including having to purchase uniforms. Cost can very from $30 per year for primary student to $150 per year for Seconday student.

Community Dev

Developing a community involves equipping the local people with skills, education, and resources in which they can care for their family’s needs on their own.


Our Story

Life changed in 2015 for Clay and Debbie Trussell when Clay was asked if they would go serve in Mozambique. Clay was a manager for a large government construction and engineering firm and had never thought about serving in fulltime missions. Debbie was a homeschool mom who was busy educating the last of six children and serving on the board of directors for a local homeschool co-op.   After a month in Mozambique, they founded P1:3 Ministries, a U.S. based 501(c) 3 and for the next three years prepared to serve in Mozambique. God, however, had other plans and through some turn of events, the doors in Mozambique were closed and the door to the neighboring country of Malawi was opened wide.

In 2018, without ever visiting the country, Clay, Debbie, and their daughter Elisabeth boarded a plane and moved to Malawi, the 4th poorest country in the world according to Global Economics Magazine.  The Trussell’s have a heart to help break the bonds of spiritual and physical poverty. They work with marginalized people to share the love of Jesus Christ and give them a hand-up through education and community development programs that lead to self-sustainablility.


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