They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They feel especially blessed because all of their children live in Roswell. They have attended Christ’s Church in Roswell for over 20 years. It was at
Christ’s Church that they began learning about Israel and fell in love with her. In 2014, they were able to visit the Holy Land with a group from their church. They love supporting and telling others about the beautiful people of Israel.
Ganani quickly rose to such positions after her army service as Israel assistant to the spokesperson for Teddy Kolleck, Mayor of Jerusalem; media advisor and head of the department for advertising for the Ministry of Health and media advisor to the wife of the President of Israel. She has served in positions with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Tourism.
Ganani was the chairman of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, for many years. Her heart through the years has been drawn toward connecting Christians and Jews together for projects in Israel; to develop understanding and build bridges through deep friendship.
Ganani is an author, humanitarian, advocate and travels internationally to share her brave personal story and of Israel’s diverse land and people. Her immense heart for people is a gift to all who meet her.
Ganani has most recently taken the position with The Jewish Agency for Israel as the director of Jewish and Christian relations and the director of programs in Israel for The Deborah Project and outreach to Israel’s most vulnerable populations founded on the story of Deborah the Prophetess and Judge, who like Dvora was described as having, A Mother’s Heart for Israel.
Our ministry is to restore hope, honor and dignity to audiences and individuals who desire to be empowered and equipped to embrace a personal sense of self-worth and unique identity given to all by a loving Creator. Those who are broken and hopeless and those who are not all benefit from recognizing their individual self-worth and value to others. Simply put, based on our own individual lives and experiences and the freedom we have gained, the leadership team of Deborah The Brave Ministries is compelled to co-partner with God in ensuring all who come to us will discover the truth of their true Identity. Every person no matter how successful is not complete nor fulfilled without a true inner connection with God and knowing they are completely loved and accepted by Him. This inner-knowing can change the world, person by person. Won’t you join us?
Deborah was the 4th Judge of Israel and governed for 20 years and one can read her story and exploits in Judges 4 and 5 in the Bible. What made Deborah different? For one, she was a woman ruling in a time when men were the military and community leaders. She was a wife, military leader, Judge and prophetess and often called ‘The Mother Heart of Israel.’ She is among many of the brave women in the Bible who possessed leadership skills and moral clarity along with a willingness to obey God despite personal sacrifice, community pressure and extremely stressful and bewildering circumstances. I often wonder what it would have been like to carry such great responsibility and live under pressure with such grace, confidence and boldness the way she did. She was brave no doubt but was she common, normal or afraid to make the right decisions for her Hebrew family and community? So much rested on her shoulders and yet she persevered through mounting obstacles and a vast and powerful enemy surrounding her nation. She prepared herself for these challenges in the secret place with God and carried out everyday life with the wisdom and strength the Spirit of God imparted to her. She was an unlikely choice for a military genius much less leader but she clothed herself with the passion to see her people to victory. Her difference was her willingness. You can possess the same power and qualities as this brave woman from the Bible. It makes no matter whether you are male or female, we are all designed and destined for greater things just like Deborah.
The vision for Deborah the Brave Ministries was inspired and the mission began during a weekly Bible Study with a group of women studying with Rebecca Chavez about Deborah the Prophetess and Judge from the Book of Judges found in Judges 4 and 5. The Bible Study was called Deborah The Brave, written and taught by Rebecca and the topics included, courage to move forward, changing a negative mindset, transforming behavior through the unveiling of the Love of God and obtaining a lifestyle where destiny and dreams are fulfilled. Deborah was brave and bold, a military leader yet submitted to the wisdom God entrusted to her, she became our inspiration and so the ministry was named after her. Our prayer is that those whose lives we touch will rise up as Deborah to find courage and strength to step into the purpose for which they were created.
Because Identity is critical for all, deeply rooted in the discovery is our connection as Christians to the land, promises and people of Israel. Romans 11 clearly states that our faith is deeply rooted in the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and ultimately our Savior who was Jewish. Our only response is to therefore be grateful, supportive and honor our Jewish brothers and sisters, the debt to them can only be re-paid with our love and action. Thus, out of that first Bible Study a collection was received and Rebecca delivered it to a struggling single mother in Israel juggling health issues, work, motherhood and abandonment. As they spoke this brave one told her about many of her other friends and neighbors who were also single mothers and surviving very poorly from day to day. Out of this experience The Deborah Project was born, aiding Israel’s most vulnerable populations and those who fall through the traditional ‘aid’ channels unnoticed.