Each year, we return to La Mosca to build relationships, encourage our partners, and love the community. 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, 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.

Preparation is already in full swing for our our summer trip (July 23-30, 2019), which will provide our annual medical clinic to La Mosca. Please consider supporting our team, and stay tuned for other ways to get involved in our partnership!

Hear from team members.

We learn from Jeremiah 29:11 that God has a plan for us, plans to give us hope and a future. But how does one maintain such perspective when we see pain and brokenness around the world? Sometimes I get overwhelmed and lose sight of this truth. Going on this trip helped me remember there is hope when we go and serve in hopeless places. —Weng Fabella

The things we do in La Mosca are much more than the actions themselves, but what those actions do for the community. Painting houses and laying concrete floors restore dignity to a community that very few care about. Running a three-day health clinic in a church building shows the church deeply loves and cares for the whole person, not just his or her soul. Having a game night for kids shows there is value in playing, not just working. Working alongside Reina Vargas in the nutrition clinic for kids affirms her tremendously good work. Spending time with the Vargas family means we became a part of their family forever, and they a part of ours. —Lindsay Hicks

Learn more about our past trips.

February 2019 trip | reflections

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!

July 2018 trip | reflections

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!

July 2018 trip

REUNION’s summer 2018 DR trip took place from July 24 through 31.

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