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.
Thanks to Lindsay Hicks, our July 2018 trip leader, for sharing her reflections on our most recent trip, as well as the impact of our partnership. We’re so thankful for a week serving in person alongside the Vargas family, and look forward to finally hosting Luis and Reina here in Boston this November!
REUNION’s summer 2018 DR trip took place from July 24 through 31.
In a few short weeks, our team will head to the DR to work alongside the Vargas family. This trip gives our larger community a great opportunity to participate in our partnership! For the next three weeks, we are collecting supplies to support our two-day medical clinic and other efforts in the community of La Mosca.
We don't judge our partnership by the numbers, but reflecting back reminds us why we keep moving forward.