Friedhelm Wentland comes from Bremen (Germany), Rosemarie Wentland from Gödenroth (Germany). The two met in Bad Kreuznach where they got married in 1977. Until 1984 they lived with their family in Guldental. Friedhelm felt since his 10 years of age a call, for a missionary service in Africa. So it happened, that they moved with her family to South Africa in 1984, where Friedhelm led the mechanical workshop of Christ for all nations (CFAN). Because of mission trips of CFAN all over the african continent, they moved with their family from South Africa to Simbabwe, Tanzania and at least to Kenya. They moved back to Guldental in 1995. A few years Friedhelm flew from Germany to Africa to mission trips.
The Bruderhilfe for Africa was founded in 1988, when Friedhelm was confronted with an acute request to support a church building project during a mission trip for CfaN in Tanzania. This work grew over the years.
The work done in Tanzania has been coordinated a few years by Torkild Jensen, while Friedhelm still travelled through the African continent for mission trips for CfaN.
Since 2010 Friedhelm and Rosi are living at their own expenses in Arusha in Tanzania, to concentrate the main part of their time and energy directly on the spectrum of tasks of the Bruderhilfe and Humans Need Help.