Bandelmans In Africa

Brian, Shelly, Brie, Zoe, and Noah Bandelman served as full time missionaries in East Africa for 12 years. Although they currently resided in Roseburg, OR they are actively involved in several East African ministries highlighted on this page.

Operating as usual

Photos from Hope for woman in crisis's post 21/06/2021

Another reason Bandelmans In Africa has chosen to partner with Hope For Women In Crisis! Not only giving them help but teaching them skills! Well done Lyzette Ngalula! Love being part of sustainable and excellent ministries! #hofwic #bandelmansinafrica #teenmoms #plantingforthekingdom #foodforlife #excellence #ugusa #veggies #foodforhope #fullbellies #makeadifference #feedthebodyandsoul #weplayarole

Photos from Bandelmans In Africa's post 25/05/2021

So many things to share this month! Uganda was beautiful as always. The month we spent there was full of emotion, both good and sad. Our hearts overflow with memories of 12 years serving with some amazing people. It is so good to know that God has prepared them and us for this time!

We were able to meet with Lyzette, the director and founder of Hope for woman in crisis, and bless her "girls" with some brand new tops and skirts. She was so excited to show them to the girls! Lyzette is in the process of raising funds to purchase land to build a home for these young ladies. We will be partnering with her in this endeavor and look forward to seeing it come to fruition. Currently, she is taking care of six young ladies and their babies while adding family support to a dozen more. Reunification is a big thing!

We spent a day with our dear friends Joseph and Winnie Mubiru. Pastor Joe and Winnie have become a spiritual son and daughter to us. Many hours of tears, food, and laughter have created a bond not easily broken. It's always a joy to minister with these two! Icing on the cake was lunch at their home with Paul and Rebbecca Ssemuju. It's been a joy watching these young couples move out in faith, and God has blessed them richly.

Isaac's VISA was approved, and he is with us in America! How fun to have all of our kids on the same continent (even in the same town)! We cannot express how grateful we are to those who held us up in prayer and contributed financially! We cannot do it without you!

We closed out the trip with some sight seeing! Yep, played the tourist in our own back yard with a visit to the Kabaka's (King's) Palace!

We have so much changing and happening right now! More to share as the months move by and we unravel His plans for us!

Bandelmans In Africa updated their phone number. 25/05/2021

Bandelmans In Africa updated their phone number.

Bandelmans In Africa updated their phone number.

Photos from Bandelmans In Africa's post 07/05/2021

Heading into the final week living in Uganda! Dentist appointments, VISA appointments, and a few side trips have kept us busy. Now for the packing!

Several steps closer to #bandelmansinafricainamerica

18/04/2021

We arrived in Uganda last night for the last time as “residents.” Our people were on board to bring us “home” and Isaac has learned to cook! Forever blessed!

We arrived in Uganda last night for the last time as “residents.” Our people were on board to bring us “home” and Isaac has learned to cook! Forever blessed!

26/03/2021

We are so excited and anticipatory for new things this year! God is doing great things in our ministry and lives! If we learned anything from 2020, it is that God is unstoppable, and we can have influence wherever we are. With that in mind, we are changing our home base for a season.

Shelly has joined the pastoral team at Garden Valley Church as the Family Ministries Pastor. We are following our call and vision to reach the hearts of our 20s and 30s and ignite a passion and desire for a rich relationship with God. Our vision is young people on fire for God, building relationships with one another, and closing that ungodly generation gap!

Bandelmans In Africa will continue to influence and support some key ministries we are already part of overseas. These ministries embody the integrity, excellence, and sustainability potential necessary for true and lasting transformation:

We are providing oversight from a distance, traveling to maintain accountability and integrity, and encouraging the people on the ground with training, love, and finances.

We hope and pray that you will continue to partner with us as we expand our borders! We encourage you to contact us with any questions, and we love lunch/dinner dates! God is moving, let’s anticipate great things in the kingdom!
#bandelmansinafricainamerica #expandingborders #transition
#livinglifetoitsfullest #followingourcall #expandingourvision #wewontperish

We are so excited and anticipatory for new things this year! God is doing great things in our ministry and lives! If we learned anything from 2020, it is that God is unstoppable, and we can have influence wherever we are. With that in mind, we are changing our home base for a season.

Shelly has joined the pastoral team at Garden Valley Church as the Family Ministries Pastor. We are following our call and vision to reach the hearts of our 20s and 30s and ignite a passion and desire for a rich relationship with God. Our vision is young people on fire for God, building relationships with one another, and closing that ungodly generation gap!

Bandelmans In Africa will continue to influence and support some key ministries we are already part of overseas. These ministries embody the integrity, excellence, and sustainability potential necessary for true and lasting transformation:

We are providing oversight from a distance, traveling to maintain accountability and integrity, and encouraging the people on the ground with training, love, and finances.

We hope and pray that you will continue to partner with us as we expand our borders! We encourage you to contact us with any questions, and we love lunch/dinner dates! God is moving, let’s anticipate great things in the kingdom!
#bandelmansinafricainamerica #expandingborders #transition
#livinglifetoitsfullest #followingourcall #expandingourvision #wewontperish

Photos from Bandelmans In Africa's post 16/03/2021

We are so excited!!! This lady (see previous posts)has begun her charcoal business to sustain her family. She originally thought she would sell vegetables, but an analysis showed charcoal was a better plan! The smile says it all! Thank you to those who helped with this life! #sustainableliving #alittleforalot #shebelieved #bandelmansinafricainamerica
#HFOWIC Hope For Women In Crisis https://m.facebook.com/hofwicug/

11/02/2021

UPDATE: Charcoal is the way to go! So EXCITED!!! Funded her vegetable stand!!! YAY Jesus and people who listen when He speaks!

MIGHTY MONDAY!!!💪🏻 My friend Lyzette Ngalula at Hope For Women in Crisis shared a story of one of her single moms struggling in the village.

“Rebecca had no food for her and her babies (two sets of twins)! With 40,000 shillings ($12) we have been able to get this food for them, I do not know how long they will eat; but I am at least peaceful that tomorrow they will have food in their stomachS.

We still need more food for them. We also need to help Rebecca start a small vegetable stall business.”

IF YOU WANT TO HELP GET HER VEGETABLE STAND GOING ,LET ME (Shelly) KNOW!!!
#hofwic
#nomothershouldwatchherbabiesstarve
#singlemotherssilentcries
#BringingHope
#togetherweaccomplishaworld
#WeCannotThankYouEnough

09/02/2021

An amazing opportunity to impact a family. Rebecca is a mom of five including TWO sets of twins. Lyzette, the director of Hope For Women In Crisis, is assisting her in starting a vegetable stand to help feed her family! Sustainability wins over keeping people impoverished in our book!

MIGHTY MONDAY!!!💪🏻 My friend Lyzette Ngalula at Hope For Women in Crisis shared a story of one of her single moms struggling in the village.

“Rebecca had no food for her and her babies (two sets of twins)! With 40,000 shillings ($12) we have been able to get this food for them, I do not know how long they will eat; but I am at least peaceful that tomorrow they will have food in their stomachS.

We still need more food for them. We also need to help Rebecca start a small vegetable stall business.”

IF YOU WANT TO HELP GET HER VEGETABLE STAND GOING ,LET ME (Shelly) KNOW!!!
#hofwic
#nomothershouldwatchherbabiesstarve
#singlemotherssilentcries
#BringingHope
#togetherweaccomplishaworld
#WeCannotThankYouEnough

26/12/2020

Merry Christmas! Enjoying a family Christmas in America. Looking forward to some amazing changes in the new year! Praying Blessings, Peace, and Joy from above! ❤️

Merry Christmas! Enjoying a family Christmas in America. Looking forward to some amazing changes in the new year! Praying Blessings, Peace, and Joy from above! ❤️

09/12/2020

The Bandelmans are all in America! Isaac is still in Uganda waiting for the embassy in Kenya to open. Praying he is able to join us soon!

shellybandelmanswordadventures.com 20/11/2020

Culture of Joy and Peace

Feeling a little discouraged this week? Check out this blog. Jesus wants us to have joy and peace!

shellybandelmanswordadventures.com This week’s blog is to Christ followers. Do you ever feel like you just don’t fit in with the culture of the day? Well guess what!? You aren’t supposed to. You are supposed to fit into a Kingdom culture that is dramatically opposed to the cultures of the earth. That’s right, we, Christ follo...

[11/05/20]   Happy November. So much to be thankful for as we move into the second to the last month of 2020! Shelly, Zoe, and Noah are in America preparing for the arrival of Baby Girl Bandelman. Gabe and Sarah are having a baby the first part of December and we are super thrilled.

Brian and Brie are still in Uganda finishing up some projects. We are all praying the embassy in Nairobi will reopen soon and Isaac can have his interview. This will allow him to travel to America and marry Brie!

We appreciate extra prayer at this time. Pray for a safe finish and delivery for Sarah. Pray for embassies to reopen and favor for Isaac. Pray for safe travels and low airfare for the three left in Uganda.

We are so thankful for each one of you who are part of our lives. We pray blessings beyond your dreams!

shellybandelmanswordadventures.com 09/10/2020

Easter Call

shellybandelmanswordadventures.com Brian and I received a phone call from Gabe and Sarah Easter night. Our internet hadn’t yet slowed to the Sunday night crawl, and we had power. Both pretty rare on Sundays in Seguku! We had a video connection and they were grinning ear to ear. Gabe began the call with, “Mom, you have to be home ...

21/09/2020

Whew! It's been a long summer. We are seeing some lights at the end of the tunnel. Creativity and harvest never stop! God has blessed us in so many ways, and we look forward to finishing this year STRONG!

Uganda's borders are opening with some restrictions. We will see how that works as details are released. But, Shelly is flying to America with Zoe and Noah in just a few weeks!

Churches are reopening with a maximum of 70 people. It will be good to go to the house of the Lord again!
#wecreate #changeiscoming #GodBlesses #GodofallSeasons #GoLoveandtheInBetween #WeAreOne #zacsente #KWorship #KWorshipkids

31/08/2020

Kawempe Worship centre, yesu akwagala

Churches are still closed in Uganda, but they haven't stopped sharing the good news. Kawempe Worship Center has Weekly online services, and this week Shelly was there to minister the word. "Get Committed! Be a Pig!"

Sunday Service 30th August 2020
at Kawempe Worship Centre
with Pastor Kasozi Robert
#YesuAkwagala

shellybandelmanswordadventures.com 13/08/2020

Honey Bees Can't Swim

The latest adventure from our house!
https://www.shellybandelmanswordadventures.com/post/honey-bees-can-t-swim

shellybandelmanswordadventures.com Last week our bathroom was really stinky. Between Noah’s pre-teen boy smells and Brian’s explosive tummy (benefit of some medication he takes) our bathroom definitely has its moments, but this smell would not go away. We kept flushing the toilet hoping for some relief. None came. As the days pro...

28/07/2020

Life is slowly opening up more here. Schools, Churches, and large gatherings are still banned. Transportation is tricky with personal vehicles only allowed to carry up to four people (our family is six), and public transport at half capacity. Uganda has experienced it's first Covid death, but it hasn't resulted in any more lock downs. We pray it remains that way!

The borders are closed by land and air. This is causing an economic challenge in a nation reliant on tourism for 80% of their income. For us personally it is causing an issue with Brie and Isaac's fiance visa. It is ready to go, but he can't book an appointment with the embassy in Kenya, nor have it moved to Uganda, as embassy staffs are reduced to emergency personnel only. Shelly is hoping to fly to America in September to welcome our first grandchild (due the beginning of December). Hopefully she can fly cheaply and easily.

We have enjoyed the slower pace and spending quality time with friends. Two of our favorite families welcomed babies this last week (both born on Saturday a week apart)! It is always fun to celebrate the good things in life.

Please take time to check out some of the projects being produced by our family. Shelly has a book available on Amazon. The reviews are good so you might want to order your copy today (Shop Now Button)!

Isaac has produced and released two albums. Both benefit Kawempe Worship centre, yesu akwagala. "We Are One" features an original Zoe Bandelman song!

We Are One available https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-One-Kworship-Kids/dp/B087PD42TL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=kworship+kids&qid=1592404040&sr=8-1&fbclid=IwAR3td-exTJojB8IFmWn7Gj4Pix98FaejWbmHfOyhIBNsrM5yDyj7GaL38ZM

God of All Seasons available https://linktr.ee/KWorshipMusic?fbclid=IwAR3JoawETUoJoERaB2sO6AFb18vRzr3FUhNafjMAd4L_xuYxdVX7UQA56WQ
#bandelmansinafrica #covidwhatcovid #makingtodayamazing #goodlife #zacsente #wecreate #ugandaenglishworship #shellywrites

linktr.ee 17/07/2020

@KWorshipMusic | Linktree

A beautiful mix of English and Luganda worship out of Kawempe Worship Centre and Garnet Street Records Isaac Senteza!

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23/06/2020
12/06/2020

Heading Home Entebbe Rd

YES! After 66 days restricted vehicle use (medical, cargo, and government vehicles only) we were released June 3! We are still restricted to three people in private vehicles, so our family of six has some challenges. We are learning to share!😁 The best part is not having to worry about how many groceries the boda boda 🏍 can carry, and being able to get to an ATM that doesn't charge $9 to withdraw money!

Uganda's borders are still closed, including our airport. The districts on the borders are still in full lock down (no travel in or out). We have a 7pm-6:30 am curfew. Churches, schools, and gatherings larger than five people are banned, and we are required to wear masks everywhere (although I must admit this is not being carried out very well). Our hands are sanitized, and we get our temperature taken at all building entrances.

Thank you to those who have sent relief funds! We have been able to provide food and/or rent for at risk pastors, children, and students. Besides Corona cases, we have helped provide feeding to a community hit by a flood in Kasese to the west, medical care for two small girls scalded by boiling water, and medical transportation for a baby delivery and well baby
checks.

01/06/2020

Shelly Bandelman - Word Adventures

Shelly's book is out and ready for purchase. Check it out on Amazon (eligible for free Prime shipping)!

"Go, Love and the In Between" is available from Amazon! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089CRK12W/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Go%2C+Love+and+the+In+Between&qid=1590934781&sr=8-3

14/05/2020

Uganda has been in a lock down since March 31. Grocery stores, food markets, pharmacies, phone stores, banks, and medical centers have been the only businesses open to the public. Restaurants have operated as take away only. All public gatherings of more than five people are banned including churches and schools. We have a 7-7 curfew. The biggest challenge for our family has been the ban on ALL vehicles except government, cargo, and medical. This means we must walk everywhere.

Quality Supermarket is where we do our weekly business. Each week we walk 5 miles round trip (adding in hills the equivalent of 42 flights of stairs) to buy groceries, purchase airtime for our phones, send money to those in need, and pay our utility bills. There are small supermarkets in Mukaga, the trading center at the base of our hill, but they don't have everything we want/need. They also can't provide the other services on a regular basis.

One challenge with this system is getting our groceries home. Fortunately our boda boda (small motorcycles) are able to make deliveries. We purchase our goods, call a trusted boda man, and he comes to pick up our purchases and deliver them to our house. We usually leave a child or two at home so they receive the goods. We have one guest at the Mission House, and a small staff still working, so we shop for them also.

We round out the trip with a stop at Mukaga Trading Center for our fruits and vegetables. With less traffic on Entebbe Rd, the market isn't as chaotic as usual, and we are enjoying shopping there. We have made friends with one of the merchants and she gives us a great deal on our produce.

We are receiving more requests for food as people have been out of work for nearly six weeks. Our Bible college students from Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo were caught here when the borders closed, and we have been supplementing their food. Provision for them had run out when a donor stepped in to make sure they are fed through this month. We are so thankful for those who have sent extra funds for us to be able to help meet needs.

We are blessed by friends and neighbors checking on us and even bringing us food! God has been taking great care of us, and we are so thankful for His faithfulness!

#bandelmansinafrica #Godisgood #covid19 #makingtodayamazinglyawesome #Godprovides #thankful #faithfulness #meetingneeds #wecandoit #facingthechallenges

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