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I consider it a privilege to serve the vision of HSP and the missionaries who attend.
Ray Haakonsen is a proud African having been born and bred in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Africa flows through his veins! He serves on the board of HSP and currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ray and his wife, Sue, are passionate followers of Christ who have served God in “formal missions” with YWAM and Beautiful Gate Lesotho for 25 years. The latter ministry, which they co-founded and ran for 10 years, focuses on abandoned and HIV/AIDS affected babies.
Ray and Sue have 3 married children who all love God: two living overseas in Canada and the US and one in Cape Town. They also have 2 teenage adopted girls and 5 adorable grandchildren.
Ray loves sport and played many as a younger man. He currently plays golf and walks when he has the opportunity. He believes in living life to the full, reaching out to others with the great news of the Grace and Love of our Lord Jesus Christ. He and Sue attended M2M in 2011 and fell in love with the amazing vision to give missionaries an opportunity to be loved on. He considers it a privilege to serve the vision of HSP and the missionaries who attend.