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We serve and advocate for children in Latin America

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We serve and advocate for children in Latin America

Pray With Us
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Girl in Guatemala with pink dress
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Abogar is a Spanish verb meaning “to advocate for; to plead on behalf of; to intercede for”

Many children in Latin America don’t have a solid family or a support system. These precious children are often the most vulnerable to prostitution, gangs, violence, or being trafficked.

Through advocacy and ministry, we strive to offer these children Christ-centered hope, stability, love, and an opportunity-filled future.

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We strive to offer the

children of Latin America

hope stability love a future

Will you join us?

See below for ways to get involved in the mission to advocate for precious children in Latin America.

Pray With Us

Join our prayer team and receive prayers and praises.

Partner With Us

We partner with like-minded organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals.

Come Visit

Join an Xposure Xperience to meet children in Guatemala.


Your contributions change lives. See where the funds go.

It started with a God-given vision.

In 2012, Abogar’s founder, Jesse Rivers, received a specific vision and calling from God to begin an advocacy nonprofit organization named “Abogar International Ministries.” God made it clear that the organization would advocate for and work on behalf of children of Latin America who are orphaned, abandoned, abused, homeless, and/or living on the street.

Jesse walking through street holding hands with children

Abogar now ministers to hundreds of children each year.

The vision God gave Jesse is God-sized and based on the belief that a community is needed to love these children. Abogar continues to grow as staff, volunteers, and donors work together to care for the vulnerable in Latin America.

Our Theme Verse:

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27

Help give vulnerable children an opportunity-filled future.

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