Abogar International Ministries is founded on March 1st. Exploration and investigation of the needs of children of Latin America begins, and the organization is legally formalized on November 5th.
Connections are made with organizations serving children in Mexico and Guatemala. First partnerships are made with Paradise Bound Ministries and InnerCHANGE Xela! First Xposure Xperience trip travels to Guatemala.
Abogar receives 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt status. Abogar networks in the USA advocating for vulnerable children in Latin America. Guatemala is named as the first country to form a national association.
Jesse Rivers moves to Guatemala to begin groundwork while serving with other ministries working with vulnerable children. Partnership with Special Kids School begins. First Abogar 1:27 Run held in Pennsylvania.
Abogar begins Leadership Development Program in Guatemala to identify local leaders. Abogar joins 2 other ministries to bring a special Christmas Blessing to 100 children in a remote village.
Abogar completes five years of faithful ministry. Abogar begins its first Vidas Nuevas Ministry in Villa Nueva, Guatemala.
100+ children are served through the Vidas Nueva Ministry and Special Kids School. Abogar helps a newly widowed mom salvage her home and family in time of tragedy and loss.
Investigation begins for a property that Abogar can rent or purchase for an office and for ministry. Vidas Nuevas Ministry and the Special Kids School partnership continue strong.
Pandemic problems limit ministry outreach. Abogar continues support of 3 teachers from Special Kids School. Abogar comes alongside the school to distribute food/supplies to families during the year.
Abogar purchases land that will be used to build offices and ministry space in Villa Nueva, Guatemala! AboGua team solidifies and prepares for legal formalization, God-willing, in 2022.
Our Theme Verse:
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."