About Us

Who are We?

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

This work and ministry 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.

As Founder and CEO of Abogar International Ministries, I am committed to God’s call for His children to be about true religion (James 1:27)! We seek to fight for the orphaned and widowed, and love on a multitude of children in need! 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
Founder and CEO
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