Name and position with World Orphans.

Billy Ray, Middle East Director.

What attracted you to your current position?

God gave me a heart for the people of Northern Iraq.

Where do you live and who do you live with?

I live in Northern Iraq with my wife and 3 boys.

If you could give your 18-year old self one piece of advice what would it be?

Practice being a little more patient while proactively waiting upon the Lord.

List three unique experiences in your life.

1. Born in London, U.K.

2. I was raised by incredible parents. My father was a decorated Air Force fighter pilot.

3. Baylor University and my involvement with Antioch Community Church during my years in Waco, Texas totally changed my life.

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Reading, wrestling with my boys, playing tennis, soccer, hiking, photography, playing app games, and windsurfing.

Describe yourself in three words.

Precisely Going Forward.

One thing you always have on your person is...?

My wedding ring.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Right here is pretty good for me!


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