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.
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 never get tired of hearing how God is using this partnership to make a significant and lasting impact in La Mosca, in Boston, and beyond. Thank you, Lindsay, for sharing your reflections and for your commitment to the Vargas family!
Serving in La Mosca is hard, often heartbreaking work, and so we are thankful for the reminders that it is also significant and life changing. Thank you, Weng, for sharing your story and serving alongside the Vargas family!
We don't judge our partnership by the numbers, but reflecting back reminds us why we keep moving forward.