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SEPTEMBER 2015 Newsletter


September 17th marked the completion of Abogar's first six months being present in Guatemala!


Upcoming Events

October 15-18
Abogar visits Hudsonville Reformed Church in Michigan

November 8
Orphan Sunday

Please pray for:
1. Protection, wisdom, health, energy, and creativity for Jesse as he serves in Guatemala; teaching English and advancing Abogar.
2. The staff and workers at Casa Bernabé; and their ministry to serve children in need.
3. The children to learn well; both English and of Jesus' love.
4. Growth in a mutually beneficial relationship between Abogar and Casa Bernabé.
5. Guatemala, it's government, and a peaceful, fair, and good upcoming election on October 25th.
Funding and Support Needs, 2015

Jesse’s Personal Support: 

Administrative & Operational Support: 

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About Us

Abogar Intl. Ministries is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that focuses on advocating for and ministering to children of Latin America who are orphaned, abandoned, or homeless. We fight for these children to have Christ-centered homes, family, and education.
To learn more about Abogar click here.
Come Join Us!
If you have skills, 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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Abogar 1:27 Run
July 30th, 2016

Mark your calendars and come out for Abogar's 2nd Annual Abogar 1:27 Run! We anticipate a large crowd and t-shirts with the same cool design above, and we look forward to giving YOU one!!
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
President's Note

Dear Friends,

It's hard to believe it's already been over six months that I and Abogar have been here in Guatemala, seeking to further God's will and mission to love on the children here who are orphaned, abandoned, and/or homeless; helping them to receive Christ-centered homes, family, and education!! It's been a whirlwind of activities and time, but in the midst of it all we have truly sensed God's powerful peace that passes all understanding, and prompting of the Holy Spirit to be willing to move slowly, one step at a time! Praise God for all that He is doing here!

God, and GOD ALONE, is the one worthy of the credit and praise. His faithfulness has been indescribable and invaluable. Working as a missionary is teaching me many valuable life lessons, and I am thankful for the opportunity to continue learning and growing.

It always amazes me that God would choose to use you and me to complete His will for the world. Let's say yes, and let Him take us where He wants us and use us however He desires for His glory! It's the most amazing journey; to serve and follow Jesus Christ wherever He will lead us.

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

Special Kids!
A Children's Educational Fund:
YOUR Opportunity To Give!!
Do you care about children's education, and want a way to be involved in helping children who cannot afford an education? Wow! Do we have an opportunity for you!

Abogar has set up an educational fund for Special Kids, a ministry in a very poor community of San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala. Special Kids is in need of sponsors for 15 children to be able to receive their school materials and Christ-centered education. It costs ~$100 a year for each child, so we are seeking fifteen $100 donors to put each of those 15 children through school for a year!

Please consider becoming a champion for education for these precious children, and let us know if you want to sponsor one of the 15 children. You may also feel free to give any gift amount to our Special Kids Educational Fund.

Please contact us at for more information, or make a donation online here. Please be sure to let us know that your donation is specifically for Special Kids Educational Fund. Thank you for your generosity!
September Highlights
  1. Celebrations with students at Casa Bernabé for Guatemala's Independence Day on September 15th.
  2. Six months being completed in Guatemala - September 17th
Casa Bernabé
What I Am Learning...
English Professor: Jesse Rivers

God moves in mysterious ways. I was not anticipating a calling and opportunity to be teaching English while here in Guatemala; nor was I aware of how much I truly enjoy teaching!!

Teaching 10 different grades (pre-kindergarten through high school) is teaching me more than I feel that I am teaching the children. These children, though coming from quite challenging situations, show me great strengths of grace, mercy, and love each day. They help each other, and seek to love and bless one another. While none are perfect, God is using each of them to teach me and show me more of His love.

After giving a class recently, where I felt like I had become an ogre to get the kids to comply to my requests, I was leaving the classroom when one student came up to me to give me a letter from several of the students from the class. Many of them apologized and asked for forgiveness for being loud and disruptive in my class, and several hugged me! I was humbled and challenged by these gestures. I'm learning from these children just how precious and important it is to not be caught up in accomplishing things, but rather to be present with others.
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