5 Years!! His Faithfulness!!

5th-year-anniversary

5 years ago today I, Jesse Rivers, started out on a journey that has carried me to several countries, through many states in the US, has caused me heart-wrenching pain, brought about the most fulfilling joy, required great sacrifice and surrender, caused my heart to be rendered for many a beautiful and precious child, and has moved me much closer to my loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! It was 5 years ago today that I officially started Abogar International Ministries, at the call and command of God.

The thousands of pictures that I could share, stories I could tell, children’s lives that have been impacted, touched, and changed for the glory of God are staggering and yet so fulfilling. The amount of people who have come alongside this ministry, alongside me, in these five years has been amazing. The funding and prayer support that have been generated, not just in the US but also in Latin America, has been humbling and of such blessing.

The greatest thing about these five years though, has been the relentless, overwhelming, unconditional, constant faithfulness of God. There is an old hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, and it is resounding loudly in my head and in my heart today! Please reflect on the lyrics of this amazing hymn below, and join me in praising God for how great His faithfulness has been to both Abogar and to me!

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
Thou changest not, Thy compassion’s, they fail not,
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!