In Memory of Raymond Mas(1952 - 2017)
- Raymond Mas
- Irma Mas
- Victar, Alexandra, Jacob
- Birth Date
- March 10, 1952
- Blessing Date
- July 1, 1982
- Ascension Date
- February 11, 2017
- Local Church
- New Hope Family Church
Our Beloved brother, Raymond Mas, of New Hope Family Church in Maryland, ascended to Spirit World early Saturday morning, February 11th, 2017, after long illness due to a stroke suffered in 2010.
Ray joined the Movement in 1971 in Washington, D.C., and was called to mission in Bolivia, as the country’s first American missionary, and served throughout Central Africa, and Uruguay. Ray and Irma are a 2075 Blessed Couple and National Messiahs to Turkey, where they lived and championed True Parents for many years. Ray was devoted to the cause of religious freedom, working for the International Coalition for Religious Freedom, Middle East Peace Initiative, and the Ambassadors for Peace initiative. He was also an avid reader and a great lover of music and singing.
Ray is survived by his wife, Irma, and three children Victar, Alexandra, Jacob, and sister Carol.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a fund started by the family.
Marilyn and Umberto Angelucci and The Middle East Region Family:
“He was a man of dedication and honor. A man that lived for his ideals and was not afraid to sacrifice for what he believed. He lived in Turkey because that is where God wanted him to be and he loved the people with all his heart. Together with his wife and children they sacrificed their homeland and worked for peace in an unfamiliar land. But, they made this unfamiliar place their home.
Until just recently Ray was contacting me whenever there was a tragedy or celebration in Turkey because his heart was still there. Many people remember him fondly in Turkey and ask us about him constantly. He touched many lives and educated many people to uplift their lives and bring them closer to God. He dedicated himself to that place because that is the place that God had given to his family. I am sure that from the Spiritual World he will still be working for Turkey.”
- 11:00 AM
- Saturday, February 18th 2017
- New Hope Family Church: 4801 Tesla Dr. Bowie, MD 20715