In celebration of 28 years of ministry of David A. Vargas with the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries, the current and former Chairs of the Division of Overseas Ministries Board of Directors, at the time of his retirement, established the Reverend Dr. David A. Vargas Global Ministries Fund, an endowment fund of the Division of Overseas Ministries, that will provide resources for the ministries of DOM/Global Ministries into perpetuity. Reverend Donald K. Gillett, Current Chair and former Chairs Mr. Chad Cline, Reverend Eugene W. James, Reverend Linda McCrae and Ms. Maria C. Perez, extended the invitation give a gift for the Reverend Dr. David A Vargas Global Ministries Fund in 2011.
David served first with DOM/Global Ministries as Executive for Latin America and the Caribbean and, in 2003 became the President of the Division of Overseas Ministries and Co-Executive of Global Ministries. As President/Co-Executive, David counts among his greatest satisfactions having helped define Critical Presence as the priority in mission of Global Ministries, and launching a series of program initiatives that led toward the 2009 General Assembly Resolution “Be A Global Mission Church.” As he approached retirement on August 1, 2011, David stated, I certainly thank God…for my 28 years with DOM/Global Ministries, especially for the blessing of being part of the sacred project of meeting God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need. Being part of this project continues to be the greatest joy of my life and one from which I will never resign as long as I live.
The Reverend Dr. David A. Vargas Global Ministries Fund is invested, along with the other Division of Overseas Ministries permanent funds, with the Christian Church Foundation, and is governed by the endowment practices and policies of the Division of Overseas Ministries Board of Directors. Distributions from the Reverend Dr. David A. Vargas Global Ministries Fund provide resources for the ongoing work of DOM/Global Ministries.
Gifts to the Reverend Dr. David A. Vargas Global Ministries Fund may be given online here or by check written to Division of Overseas Ministries and sent to:
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Whether giving by check or online, please include the designation “David Vargas endowment” on the check memo line, in an accompanying note, or in the Project/Partner box if giving online.