Reunion has partnered with Pastor Luis Vargas and his family as they work in La Mosca, Dominican Republic since 2008. We partner with them through GO Ministries via group trips to serve with them, updates through video calls and emails, and helping them meet material needs for their community throughout the year.
Throughout this year, we’ve been working to get Luis and Reina a US visa so they could make a Thanksgiving visit to Boston – their first ever visit here! Sadly, their visa was not granted, so we will pray that they can join us for Thanksgiving 2019!
There are two group trips coming up in 2019:
- February 16-23: Projects will include relational work with different populations in La Mosca and construction work. The deadline to join has passed but you can still support the trip. Email Jaime to learn how.
- July 23-30: Projects will include a medical clinic and construction work. Email Lindsay to learn more about how you can get involved!
PRAY FOR LA MOSCA
La Mosca is a tough place to live. It’s nestled next to a trash dump where most people make their living: picking through it for things to sell. There’s poverty, sexual exploitation, drug abuse, and violence. Lately, there have been obvious manifestations of mental health issues in the community. Pray that the stigma around mental health issues would be lessened and that Luis and Reina can provide a safe space for people to feel supported.
Over the last 10 years, the work in La Mosca has been a constant partner in our Advent Conspiracy offering. Our offering has helped provide transportation to doctors visits, to and from church and to work. It’s helped expand the church building in La Mosca to provide more space for meals and outreach among many other things. We love partnering with Luis and Reina and are excited to partner with them again in our AC offering this year.
The Vargas family loves to learn! Luis and Reina continue to take courses in law and psychology, and son Yeison is in university. We know that all these skills they’re learning are being put to use immediately through their work in La Mosca. This Advent Conspiracy, we will use a portion of our offering to provide a family scholarship to support their hunger to learn.
If you’d like to get more involved with the DR partnership but don’t quite know how, email Danielle.