About Us

Abogar is a Spanish verb simply defined “to advocate, to plead on behalf of, to intercede for.” God has called Abogar International Minstries to advocate for, plead on behalf of, and intercede for children who are orphaned or living in the street and youth at risk throughout Latin America.

The need for this work has been a passion and concern from the heart of Abogar’s founder, Jesse Rivers, for many years. Abogar International Ministries officially began on March 1, 2012. Since then, God’s hand has been steadily providing significant connections and opportunities for Abogar to grow, partner, and change the future for vulnerable children in Latin America.


Jesse spending time with the special treasures of Jesus’ heart!

A Note from the Founder:

As Founder and President of Abogar International Ministries, I am committed to being the chief servant, mouthpiece, and beggar for these children – begging others to seek God’s heart, and really ask God what He is asking for YOU to contribute into the lives of these beautiful children! For Abogar to be successful, it will take significant prayers, money, resources, sacrifice, contribution, partnership, and determination! Please feel free to follow the activities and blog of Abogar International Ministries, and ask God how you too may become involved!

-Jesse Rivers