Meet The Team
Robyn Casey was born in the Ballarat area of Victoria (Australia) and moved to Ocean Grove in 1995 where she raised her family as a single parent. Robyn first went to Malawi in 2002 on a short term mission trip and fell in love with the people there. She knew that one day she would return. In November 2004 Robyn left Australia to begin her work in Malawi. Robyn was moved to begin a nursery school, where children could be fed and educated. Robyn has been there ever since, working under the banner of the Mphatso Children's Foundation, faithfully serving the people and showing the love the of God. Over the years, Mphatso has expanded rapidly. From feeding 6 children on the first porridge day, to now feeding over 1500 children daily, it shows no signs of slowing down.
The Johnstone Family moved to Malawi at the start of 2011. Mark, Lena, Jack and Bethany became involved with Mphatso after several visits in previous years. They believed that the time was right for them to move to Malawi and take up a permanent role with Mphatso, working alongside Robyn. They plan to serve Mphatso for the next 4 years, and then reassess, as Jack and Beth will then be then entereing their final years of schooling. Mark has previously worked as an electrician, before serving in a variety of ministry roles, including Senior Pastor at 'The Wave' Baptist Church, in Ocean Grove. Lena is a qualified counsellor and a gifted teacher, having taught at Tabor Bible College. Their heart is to see Mphatso continue to grow, while also focusing on the spiritual growth of Kande Beach.