Due to COVID-19 we cancelled our July 2020 trip, but REUNION is still able to partner with the Vargas family during this season!
We are committed to a long-term, sustainable partnership with the Vargas family.
Since 2008, REUNION has worked through GO Ministries to partner with Pastor Luis Vargas, his wife Reina, and their boys, who serve the community of Santa Lucia in the Dominican Republic. Santa Lucia, nicknamed La Mosca due to the multitude of flies that thrive on the surrounding trash dump, suffers from chronic poverty: malnutrition, disease, crime, and addiction are rampant. But the Good News offers hope in the darkness, and so Luis and his family work tirelessly to share God's light and love in La Mosca.
Each year, we return to La Mosca to build relationships, encourage our partners, and love the community. La Mosca is a place with many needs—water, food, medicine, hope, love—and Luis's church is a haven that meets those needs. The work we accomplish—the medical clinic, the service projects, the children's ministry, and everything in between—along with the support and encouragement we offer on the ground and throughout the year, empower the Vargas family to continue the hard work of serving this community every day. The relationship and experience also transforms us, changing the way we view and interact with the world.
Our next DR trip is February 15-22, 2020, during February vacation. We’re so excited to work alongside the Vargas family while simultaneously enjoying beautiful Dominican weather in the depths of Boston winter! On this trip, we will focus on connecting with the community of La Mosca through a service project and kids and family ministry.
REUNION’s summer 2019 DR trip took place from July 23 through 30.
Thanks to Samantha Perfas for sharing her reflections on our most recent trip, and how God is using our partnership to transform both La Mosca and Boston. We’re grateful for a week of serving alongside the Vargas family, and are already looking forward to seeing them again this summer!
We don't judge our partnership by the numbers, but reflecting back reminds us why we keep moving forward.
WE'RE PARTNERING IN NEW WAYS DURING THE PANDEMIC!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our July 2020 trip. Thankfully, REUNION is still able to partner with the Vargas family during this season! We are sponsoring a Dominican-led medical team to serve La Mosca in place of our annual medical clinic. We also will be providing food aid to the community.
To join us in sponsoring the medical clinic and food aid, please give online, choosing “Missions – DR Trip Support” in the giving type drop-down menu.