Rays of Peace Ministries
Rays of Peace Ministries was started in the Year 1988 by Pastor Mark Jayakumar. When he started this ministry he was able to gain only 2 souls in the first year. His first believer was an old lady of the village and his beloved wife Francina Mark who was very much supportive. In his early days of ministry he was not able to afford to buy food, so he used to eat onions and drink water for his meals. As days passed, the Lord blessed him with groceries from the villagers. Pastor Mark was beaten up by the same villagers many times and was asked to leave the village. During this time of village ministry the Lord used him to cast out many evil spirits that possessed people in the village. He was led by the Lord to travel to many other villages in and around Bangalore to share the Gospel. Many times he was persecuted and beaten up, but even with much suffering and persecution Pastor Mark took on the challenge to gain more souls in Karnataka.