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Slow and Steady…

2020 has been a different type of year for everyone. While Abogar has slowed down, we are proud to be steadily continuing our ministry and outreach to precious children of Latin America. Please enjoy the following blog post from one of Abogar’s Board of Directors’ members, Julie Heisey, to see how we are doing so… … Continue reading



Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from … Continue reading

Making a Difference, Because It Matters to One!

In all of my time leading Abogar International Ministries, or rather following and serving God as He leads Abogar, this story has always been (and is) an encouragement and reminder to me for why we do what we do. Many, like the old wise man, will look at the outputs of our ministry, and think … Continue reading

Giving Thanks… Always!

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.     I Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Bible challenges and commands for us to live prayerful lives, rejoicing and giving thanks to God always, in all circumstances. Gratitude is not optional, and should truly be a daily discipline … Continue reading

Watch and Listen, Slow and Steady…

Every January Abogar International Ministries hosts a retreat for the Board of Directors. In the most recent years we have held it in San Diego, California, the official center and base of Abogar International Ministries. This retreat has been created specifically for the purpose of planning out direction and budget for the ministry for the … Continue reading

In Trying Times… Letter from Abogar’s CEO

Dear Prayer Supporters, Financial Supporters, and Interested Parties of Abogar, We find ourselves living in trying times in these days. With much fear and uncertainty that has infiltrated the whole world, one must maintain a clear mind and a disciplined life before God. With sickness, pestilence, and plague affecting large geographical areas around the globe, … Continue reading

20/20 Vision… Called, Convicted, and Committed…

2020 is here! I hope that our vision is 20/20 vision, guided and directed by God Himself! Over the last few months God has been placing three words on my heart and mind a lot… called, convicted, and committed. Though most may not know it, and may not want to know it, we all have … Continue reading

Reunification, Lucas, and Dee.

Yesterday, October 2nd, was an interesting day for me. I had received an invitation from a friend of mine, whom we will call Dee, who is a lawyer here in Guatemala, who fights on behalf of children. She shared with me about a precious 5 month old baby boy, whom we will call Lucas. Lucas … Continue reading

Moving Forward In Transition…

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! LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Personnel Relocation Dear … Continue reading

When The Heart Is Sick…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV) Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 (ESV) Over the last six months I have thought a lot about the heart of people and of myself, and its state of being. Something … Continue reading

The Men and Women Who Dream…

“I have a dream…” These words (and the full speech) are among some of the most powerfully delivered and most frequently remembered of speeches given in the last 150 years. Throughout the annals of human existence though, we encounter a vast array of testimonies of people who have sacrificed and struggled a lot, but who … Continue reading

Letter from Julie Heisey, Abogar’s Newest Board Member

Hey Abogar friends, family, and supporters! This is my first chance to share thoughts and words with you as a newer teammate on this mission of loving kiddos through Abogar’s ministry. I wanted to share some of my evolving perspective on what ‘having purpose’ means in day-to-day life. First, I believe a brief synopsis of … Continue reading

40k for 40k @ 40 Campaign… Last Few Days!!

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –T. S. Eliot “Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” –Cadet maxim “Far better is it to dare mighty things, … Continue reading

Leave A Legacy… Live A Life Of Love!

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.             — Ephesians 5:1-2 1984 version of the NIV Bible I, Jesse Rivers, love these verses! I specifically … Continue reading

The Abogar Team Thanks You!

Dear Friend of Abogar, With every step taken to grow Abogar as an organization that serves the vulnerable children and youth of Latin America, we have YOU and many others to thank, who are keeping in-step with us, urging us forward. We are so grateful for your support and partnering with us in ministry to these … Continue reading

2018 Year End President’s Report

I realize that we are already finishing out the first quarter of 2019, and it is quite late to be publishing this, but due to illness and busyness of life I am just now getting this report into a blog format for our followers, supporters, and interested parties to be able to read. I do … Continue reading

The Way God Works…

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth,so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”         Isaiah 55: 8-9 He has shown you, oh man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you; to … Continue reading

7 Years Ago, 2 Years Ago, Today, and Beyond!

7 years ago today, I, Jesse Rivers, sat on the playground of a children’s home in Mexico, and spent time loving on precious little Angela. As you can see in the picture above, we laughed and played together. Many children and volunteers were all around, but I wanted to be sure to give each individual … Continue reading

40k For 40k At 40! A New Campaign for Abogar!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its … Continue reading