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 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 are gearing up for our next trip, February 16-23, 2019, during February vacation. We’re so excited to work alongside the Vargas family while also skipping out on a week of what is usually the toughest month of winter! On this trip, we will focus on connecting with the community of La Mosca through a […]
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!
We don't judge our partnership by the numbers, but reflecting back reminds us why we keep moving forward.