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.
REUNION’s spring 2018 DR trip took place from February 17 through 24.
As more REUNION families choose to bring their kids on mission with them in the DR, veteran team member Amanda Warren has found herself in the position of giving packing and trip advice to other parents. Thanks, Amanda, for sharing your knowledge and for helping other families have a successful DR trip!
We are gearing up for our summer partnership trip to the DR, taking place July 24-31, 2018, and can’t imagine a better way to spend summer vacation than serving with the Vargas family!
We don't judge our partnership by the numbers, but reflecting back reminds us why we keep moving forward.