Starfish Malawi was founded by Chris Knott in 2003 after he received an unsolicited letter asking him if he would like to help build a church in Malawi. Having never been to Malawi, Chris wrote back tentatively, but he later made the decision to visit Malawi. Within a year of this trip Chris had sold his insurance business and committed his life to the land of Malawi. Starfish Malawi was born through the support of 25 dedicated followers who were inspired to make a difference.
From its earliest beginnings, churches and schools have shared in Starfish Malawi's vision, and through their heartfelt donations over the years, Starfish Malawi has continued to grow from strength to strength.
We are always reminded that all this joyous work came from God’s initiative to respond to the initial call for help.
VISION & MISSION
Our vision is a just world where every child is educated, healthy and cared for.
Our mission is to reduce extreme poverty and build the Kingdom of God in the lives of children, through collaborative work within communities, schools and churches in the UK and Malawi.
Starfish Malawi believes that to be made in the image of God defines us as human. By our behaviour, attitude and actions we reflect and mirror something of the character of God. Our work realises the calling upon us which is “building the Kingdom of God in the lives of children.”
Jesus brings the Kingdom through his life, death and resurrection. It brings blessing to those who are part of it. It is not for the proud and powerful, but for the humble and weak “It is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” (Matthew 13; 44).
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