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Moving Forward In Transition…

By September 26, 2019August 11th, 2021No Comments

Please read the following two letters… one from Abogar International Ministries’ Board of Directors and one from Abogar’s CEO… to learn about the soon coming transition for Abogar. We are excited for next steps, and hope you’ll join us with your continued financial and prayer support!

Personnel Relocation

Dear Friends of Abogar,

The Abogar International Ministries’ Board of Directors has discussed and approved relocating Jesse Rivers, Abogar’s CEO currently working from Guatemala, back to the U.S. in December of this year. As many of you may know, we have seen considerable and beautiful fruits of the ministry over the past four and a half years in Guatemala. While there is still much to be accomplished, this personnel relocation is a pertinent step and strategy to see Abogar Guatemala (AboGua) reach self-sustainability.

An important mission strategy for Abogar is to develop local leaders and workers to whom we can pass the ministry. This aligns with the popular missionary motto: “Work yourself out of a job.” Transitioning Jesse to the U.S. will give an opportunity for local Guatemalan workers and volunteers to rise up and take more ownership. We hope and believe that, building on the connections and investments Jesse has made, all our partnerships and programs will continue and grow. We also anticipate that this move will facilitate other growth and development for Abogar.

We express our gratitude to Jesse for his great work in Guatemala over these past years, and his continued commitment to help lead Abogar International Ministries forward. We thank you, our supporters, for continued prayer and financial support during this time of transition.

Abogar International Ministries’ Board of Directors


Personnel Relocation

Dear Donors, Prayer Supporters, and Friends of Abogar,

With great anticipation of God’s continued faithfulness, plans, and work in Abogar International Ministries and Abogar Guatemala, I would like to share with you today that I and the Board of Directors have decided that in December, 2019, I will be relocating back to San Diego, California. This relocation will allow me, as CEO, to continue leadership development and implementation from an international approach. We believe that now is the strategic time to offer space and opportunity to the Guatemalans, to enable self-sustainability of Abogar Guatemala. Our goal has been to raise up local leadership fighting for local children to have forever homes, forever families, and educational opportunities.

As I continue in the role of CEO, we anticipate my returning to Guatemala for three or four visits annually, to support the continued growth. I will also maintain regular communication with leadership of AboGua while I am in San Diego. It will also allow for the Abogar International Ministries’ board of directors to consider what ways God may be calling for us to expand and/or grow the ministry of Abogar in Latin America.

We are excited about this transition, and would ask for your continued prayers and financial support, to continue growing and implementing the mission, vision, and model of Abogar International Ministries in Latin America. Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely In Christ,
Jesse Rivers
Founder, CEO
Abogar International Ministries

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