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August 2016 Newsletter

Abogar International Ministries is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advocating for and ministering to children of Latin America who are orphaned, abandoned, at-risk, and/or homeless. We fight for these children to have Christ-centered forever homes, forever families, and educational opportunities.
To learn more about Abogar click here.
August Highlights
  1. August 5-14: Jesse Rivers attends Roxbury Holiness Camp (BIC) to foster and develop relationships for Abogar.
  2. August 10: Abogar has a booth manned by Jesse Rivers and three other board members on Mission Day at Roxbury Holiness Camp.
  3. August 13: Jesse Rivers represents Abogar at the Called To Care conference at Mission Hills Church in Mission Hills, CA.
  4. August 14: Jesse Rivers preaches at Pathway Community Church in York, PA.
  5. August 18: Abogar dessert fundraising night hosted in York, PA.
  6. August 21: Jesse Rivers preaches and shares about Abogar at New Life Fellowship in Carlisle, PA. Jesse Rivers also speaks at Centro de Luz, Alegria y Esperanza in York Springs, PA.
  7. August 27: Jesse Rivers conducts an Abogar Guatemala meeting with local leaders in Guatemala City.
Upcoming Events

September 17th - October 3rd
Jesse Rivers will be spending time in San Diego, CA to network and continue efforts in establishing a State-side Abogar office location.

November 9th - December 6th
Tentative dates for the end of the year fundraising travel and events in Kansas, Illinois, and Texas.
If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event for Abogar please contact

1. The children in need in Latin America: for their salvation, health, homes, family education, safety, and basic needs.
2. For Abogar's Xposure Xperience team from the US, on the ground in Guatemala, June 4th -12th... Safety, God's presence, and hearts touched by and for God's heart for the children.
3. For the evaluation process for determining endorsements of ministries working to help children in Guatemala/Latin America.
4. Our Founder's, Jesse's, need for a new vehicle to get around.
5. For continuing connections and opportunities to network and partner with other organizations and ministries in Guatemala.
6. For funding for Abogar's Capital Campaign and overall budget for this year! ($125,000+)
Growth For God's Glory!

In 2016 Abogar has begun a Capital Campaign! We sense God leading us to begin raising funds specifically for a piece of property and/or building for Abogar Guatemala to be able to provide homes and family for precious children.

In the last few weeks some different options have opened up to Abogar to consider property. However, we will need to have raised the funds and have them on hand to be able to purchase property in Guatemala.

Our goal for 2016 is to raise $50,000. Please prayerfully consider if God is inviting you to invest in our Capital Campaign. Funds can be donated here. Please be sure to specify that your designation is for the Capital Campaign! Help us to build for the glory of God!
Come Join Us!
If you have talents, resources, or experience that may assist Abogar, please contact us:
Share with us how you may be able to help us move forward as an organization! All talents, time, and treasures are appreciated, to help us fight for precious children to have Christ-centered homes, family, and education.
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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. James 1:27
Note from Abogar's President

Dear Friends,

August was a month full of great activity and movement for Abogar! I was blessed to spend significant time representing Abogar in Pennsylvania... doing fundraisers, sharing in several speaking opportunities, connecting with longstanding and new donors and prayer supporters, and taking a couple of opportunities to fish and relax! It was an incredible time of reconnecting with lots of great friends and supporters; as well as having many opportunities to share about Abogar and advocate for the precious children of Latin America.

I also had a whirlwind trip out to California to participate in the Called To Care Conference (August 13th); a regional conference (first year) to unite those ministering to children in foster care, in the adoptive care, and to children who are orphaned, abandoned, abused, living in the street, and/or at risk! It was an amazing day, and the conference was very informative and great for connecting with other ministries in SoCal!

I returned back here to Guatemala on the 24th of August and have been running since my feet hit the ground! Last Saturday, August 27th, I was blessed with the opportunity to lead an Abogar Guatemala meeting with a great team that God has been raising up to help us move forward. We had a very unity-filled meeting! I am excited to watch how God will be using this team here in Guatemala.

As I get back into the swing of working with the youth group at church, reaching out to and partnering with other organizations, and developing Abogar Guatemala's team, I am greatly encouraged by how God is moving Abogar forward. We are laying a great foundation, and I am believing that we are going to see some incredible growth and results for our labors soon! It is exciting serving God and watching Him work in marvelous and miraculous ways!

To all our supporters, thank you for continued prayer support and financial support for both me and for Abogar! You are investing in eternal rewards! Words can not say 'Thank you!' enough, but one day Jesus will! But for now, I still want to again say... THANK YOU!!

Jesse Rivers
Servant and Follower of Jesus Christ
Founding President and CEO
Abogar International Ministries

Four of Abogar's seven Board Members are present at Roxbury Holiness Camp's Mission Day table on August 10th!
Jesse Rivers shares about Abogar at Abogar's Dessert Night fundraiser on August 18th.
Everyone enjoys lots of great desserts at Abogar's Dessert Night fundraiser! Yummy goodies for a sweet time together!
We forgot to get a group photo at AboGua's meeting on August 27th, but selfies can work too. Here are all the ladies who were present!
Elmer (with daughter) and Jesse are the two men who were present for AboGua's meeting on August 27th.
Child Highlight:  


(The name used is a pseudonym for purposes of confidentiality.)

Age: 3 yrs, 11 months
Sex: Female
Location: San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
School: "Special Kids" Center for Early Childhood Stimulation and Special Needs

Marta is a lovely little girl who has a difficult family life. Her father is incarcerated at this time and not present in her life. Marta and her mother live in the house of some relatives in a very small room. Her mother is young and confused and has a tendency to act violently toward other family members. For this reason the two of them spend much of their time in their small room.
Please pray for:
  1. God to make Himself known to Marta as her Heavenly Father and to be protected from feeling isolated and abandoned.
  2. Marta to enjoy her time at school with the teachers and other children; to be gifted with academic and social understanding and wisdom.
  3. Marta's mother and father, that they would come to know the love of Christ's, of the sacrifice He made for them and to experience freedom through the Truth.
Year Budget & Capital Campaign

Total:                      $66,440.00 &  $50,000.00 = $116,440.00
Raised To Date:   
$25,427.26 &  $00,700.00 = $026,127.26
Still Needed:         $41,012.74 &  $49,300.00 = $090,312.74
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