Second chances

One of the greatest joys we experience at Beautiful Gate is the witnessing of the hand over of a child from Beautiful Gate to the new parents. This week we had the privilege of seeing Mohau united with his adoptive parents from Sweden. Many tears of joy were shed as we watched his little feet […]


I have just completed your book, it is a true testimony of Gods work in such an interesting and well presented story, I really was hooked from start to finish. Having recently started my true journey with God, I thought I would let you know that many of the incidents that you relate to in […]

Q&A with Ray – Part one

Beautiful Africa staff recently interviwed Ray about his book. Here is part 1 of the interview BA;When did you begin writing your book “An Arrested Heart”? What made you start? Ray: I began writing the book in December 2008. I had been diagnosed with a condition called “Frozen shoulder” which meant I could hardly move […]

Young pilot at war

I spent most of my Rhodesian Air Force flying  between 1975 -1981 on 4 Squadron. Our motto was “seek and strike” and the Cessna 337 (nicknamed the Lynx) became like a second skin to me. Flying the aircraft and deciding on where, when and how to expend the array of weapons attached to the once civilian-now converted […]