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Seth and Maria Malec

My Story

I was raised in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until I was 15, during a series of sermons by an evangelist, that I realized that I did not have any real assurance of my salvation. I knelt beside my bed one afternoon and told God I was ready to fully and finally give my life to Him. He saved me then and there from my sins, of that I have no doubt. I was baptized a few weeks after that.

I later attended Atlantic Baptist Bible College (now a part of Piedmont International University), where I studied missions; then went on to work for Liberty Baptist Church and Christian Prep in Tavares, Florida.

In regards to God’s missionary calling in my life, I grew up in a very missions-centered church; when I was still young I was fortunate to be able to meet and fellowship with most of the missionaries that came to my church. This has built within me a lifelong desire to see worldwide mission work advance. Though I studied missions in college, God knew that I needed teaching experience in both the church and the school before He sent me and my family out.

More than a decade after I first sought God’s leading regarding foreign missions, He made it clear to my wife and I that we were to go. Much prayer and searching led us to TEAM’s website, where we were introduced to the many needs in the Arequipa region of Peru. Our family is excited to be following Christ as we head to the field of Peru.


Jessica (wife), Daughters: Jillian (10), Lydia (8), and Clara (5)

Primary Prayer Request:

Please pray for our family as we partner with those whom God has prepared to support His work through us.

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