Outreach in the Middle East with Rania


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About the Ministry

Rania and Bolla see physical needs as open doors to show the love of Christ, with a long view to sharing the Gospel of the true God.  Those living in their city along the desert river number over half a million. The urban area is home to nearly a million people. Refugees from war-torn areas to the south have also flooded into their region seeking hope.

In the 6th century, Nubian people converted to Christianity, until Islamization began and virtually all of the people group followed the majority religion. Today, animistic beliefs mingle with Islamic practices. Family honor and roles are important to these families. A lack of health care, education, and basic supplies make life difficult, especially for women and girls.

Locally, Rania and Bolla focus on building relationships with people in villages along the life-giving North African river and on helping the local church see their role in outreach. Their  hospitable spirits open doors in their own city, around the region, and in near nations. Their heart language, cultural understanding, and spiritual gifts connect with people walking in darkness. God uses Rania and Bolla’s hearts for Gospel outreach to strengthen the local church and give hope in His name to vulnerable people in unreached areas of the Middle East.

Meet the Leader: Rania (pseudonym)


Rania and Bolla are connectors, uniquely gifted to enter Majority communities. Skilled and experienced in working with people from a variety of cultures, languages, and religious backgrounds, this couple has a passion for creating relationships leading to gospel conversations.

Rania began partnering with Live Global in 2021 and has a burden to see believers and churches have a heart for outreach in Jesus’ name. Her solo ministry began with women in Majority-religion villages along the great river of North Africa and in dark city areas gripped by witchcraft and drug use. To minister to these people and help the local church understand God’s call to be salt and light, she sought more training and team support. Rania spent time in 2019 being trained by spiritual mentors through the Desert Training Center. After Rania’s six-month internship, she was sent out to advance Gospel outreach in her nation. With the support and encouragement of a larger team, she went to work. This led to her partnership with Live Global, which began in 2021.

Bolla and Gigi were married in 2023. Bolla serve with a cross-cultural ministry in his own country as a project lead for ministry center construction and building coordination. In 2023 he completed his own training with the Desert Training Center. Wherever he went, Bolla used his gifts to connect with men in surrounding Majority communities.

Together, Rania and Bolla have a passion for prayer and for cultivating spiritual conversations and relationships in gospel destitute places. Their ministry training leader said, “Even today, wherever you go in the Middle East, you meet strong and committed Egyptians who help build the local church. Since ancient times the nation on the Nile has been the spiritual key to all other peoples in the area.”

This couple is committed to building relationships that lead to gospel penetration in the darkest of places, both in the people groups of their own city and in near neighbor nations. Rania and Bolla want to see other Christians understand and share their vision for outreach, engaging the local church in understanding the potential of compassionate relationships to share the love of Jesus.

Funding Priorities

Give to Rania and Bolla's vision trip - $50
Help Rania and Bolla serve Majority communities - $50
Encourage Bolla and Rania with a gift to her personal support - $

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for visa provisions for Rania and Bolla as they seek to press into other nations.
  • Pray for God’s protection as Rania and Bolla travel in near neighbor countries for outreach.
  • Ask God to create natural conversations to share the Gospel with Majority people in this region.
  • Pray for wisdom and insight for they build relationships with people in villages and in the city.
  • Ask God to help local churches understand the priority for outreach into spiritual darkness.

Recent Updates

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“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”
(Isaiah 9:2)