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.

join our February 2018 trip

Our next trip to the DR is taking place on February 17-24, 2018 — during February vacation — and we are so excited […]

join our July 2017 trip

One of the many ways we partner with the Vargas family is taking trips to support, learn from, and work beside them […]

news from the DR | 12.2016

On December 7, we had the opportunity to Skype with Luis and Reina, with our friends John and Dianne of GO […]

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We don't judge our partnership by the numbers, but reflecting back reminds us why we keep moving forward.

patients served
homes painted
trip alumni
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Preparation is in full swing for our next trip, February 17-24, 2018, and we’re gearing up for our summer trip, July 24-31, 2018.