Who we are
Rays of Hope US is a nonprofit organization established as a registered 501(c)(3) charity in order to help raise support, awareness, and funds for the exciting work happening at Rays of Hope Mumbai. Each member of Rays of Hope US has been touched what God is doing through Pastor Manoj’s ministries in the lives of hundreds of orphans and underprivileged in Mumbai.
Where did it all begin?
Pastor Manoj grew up living in poverty in western India, and was miraculously called by God to serve Him as a young adult. After attending bible college, he was passionate about practically applying his knowledge by serving the world. In 1995, he witnessed a sight sadly common – young children looking for food in the garbage bin – and was motivated to pray about becoming part of the solution. About 10 years later, with $18 dollars to his name, he and his wife opened Ashlaya, the House of Hope, and started caring for 2 orphans. Currently, he and his wife, along with several volunteers, care for nearly 80 orphans. They also help to provide for the needs of children in the nearby red-light district.