PO Box 234

Worthington, MN 56187

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507.360.0223

The Abana Foundation 501c3

YOUR FRIENDS AT THE ABANA FOUNDATION

IT TAKES A VILLAGE 

The Abana Foundation is made up of a bunch of kids...both young and old...who are passionate about being the hands and feet of Jesus. We are grateful for our whole team but especially blessed by the kids who are pouring their hearts into this mission!

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kathy Lesnar - Executive Director/President

Amakuru!  I am a wife and mother of  2 awesome girls.  For 6 years I worked with Rwandan genocide survivor and author, Immaculee Ilibagiza.  She introduced me to the beautiful people of Rwanda and our lives have never been the same.   It has been a great joy for me to be working with All Day FORE Africa!  I love to see how God is working in the hearts of young people who want to make a difference.  It has been inspiring for me to watch how ADFA has not only made an impact in the lives of the children of Kibeho but also in the lives of the kids in America who have poured their hearts into this mission.

Kate (Lesnar) Pelzel - Founder/Vice President

I started All Day FORE Africa when I was 15 years old and I honestly had NO IDEA that one day we would be talking about building a medical center or feeding 920 students in Rwanda.  I am humbled and blessed to be surrounded by so many awesome kids (and adults) who have shared my vision of Kids FORE Kids.  I am thankful to God for the friendships I have made in both Rwanda and the US.  I pray every day for my Rwandan friends who have taught me so much about the love of Jesus!  

Pam Wendland - Treasurer

It is my pleasure to work with All Day FORE Africa!  I have been involved with ADFA from the very beginning and it has amazed me to see the passion and perseverance of so many incredible kids here in the US. A mission trip to Rwanda in 2013 captured my heart and I am committed to sharing my expertise and assisting in any way I can!

Jana Sipe Berndt - Secretary

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Samarah Hadley

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Trevor Turner

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Tom Korta

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Kyle Wendland

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Kathy Hayenga

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Fr. Jim Callahan - Spiritual Director

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Fr. Leszek - 

I am so happy to be working with All Day FORE Africa. 7 years ago we started to build a very unique and large bridge. We dreamed of connecting a bridge between the USA and Kibeho, Rwanda, a place where Marian Fathers work at the Cana Center. And it is working! This bridge gave us the possibility to help our Primary School in Nyarushishi, to build a Medical Center, Dormitories for teachers and nurses, to feed the children and to provide scholarships. There are many others signs of hope and love between the local people of Rwanda and All Day Fore Africa. This connection of friendship has become a wonderful passion for many people. In 2010, we planted a small “mustard seed” and today we can see how it has grown into something wonderful!  May the Lord reward you a hundred fold for helping us.

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