Ray and Rona Oosthuis

    Ray and Rona photo @ 40 croped

    Ray Oosthuis was born and educated in Harding, KwaZuluNatal, before joining the African Military Corps, where as a Staff Sargent, he served as an instructor for the duration of World War 2.  After the war he returned to work in his father’s trading store.  He received salvation at a tent crusade in Harding in 1948 and never looked back.  He went to Bible School in Cape Town where he met and later married a nursing sister, Rona Res.

    Ray Oosthuis photo @ 15They started their missionary and medical work in Lukanisweni in the then Pondoland. From there they moved to Johannesburg where Ray worked in Christian Radio and with the Pocket Testament League.  In 1964 they moved to Klerksdorp and established the Christian Ministry to Miners.  In 1986 they retired to Port Edward and then onto Margate where Ray  continued to devote himself to Gospel tract and media publication, Christian radio ministry, Bible School teaching, farm and tent outreaches and church conference ministry. His burning vision was to see souls saved and equipped to continue to reach out to rescue and disciple a lost humanity.  Though he is sadly missed, one of his favorite verses define his yet enduring legacy:-  “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” Phil 1:21.

    Ps. Ray went to be with his Lord in September 2013.