Advent Gift

Welcoming New Leadership for
a Growing Latino Ministry

Every Advent season, Resurrection chooses to give our time and resources to one of our local ministries. This year, we are partnering with a sister church in our diocese, Iglesia de la Resurrección, to help bring their new, full-time Latino pastors over from Chile to the United States. Your gifts will support Sebastian and Daniela Vargas and their three children as they move to DuPage County and prepare to help pastor Iglesia de la Resurrección.

The vision of Iglesia de la Resurrección

Iglesia de la Resurrección reaches the Latino immigrant community of the western suburbs (West Chicago, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, and Addison) with the transforming love and message of Jesus. For over ten years, Resurrección has sought to raise a family of Latino Anglicans by ministering to whole families and offering the healing power of God to those struggling with the challenges of their reality as immigrants. Resurrección is a congregation of the Upper Midwest Diocese. It is currently being led by Fr. Jonathan Kindberg and Dn. Eduardo Davila and meets at Resurrection. Dn. Eddy will be transitioning to a full-time role at City of Light Anglican Church, ministering to the Latino community in Aurora. After praying for new Latino leadership at Resurrección we are delighted to welcome Sebastian and Daniela, who bring with them extensive experience in Latino Anglican ministry. Fr. Jonathan will continue as rector of the congregation.
Welcome to the united states

Meet the Vargas Family

Sebastian and Daniela are missionaries from Santiago, Chile. Active members of the Anglican Church of Chile for over twenty years, they have felt a special call to minister to Latino immigrant families in DuPage County. They have been married for twelve years and have three children: Amalia, Mateo, and Marina.

Sebastian and Daniela have a special calling to work with families (marriage, youth, and children). They carry a burden for the restoration of immigrant Latino families, many of whom are struggling due to the stress of relocation.

The Vargas family will be starting an entirely new life in the Western suburbs. As their welcoming church, we want to support them practically, relationally, and spiritually.

Your gift will support things like:

Car Purchase

Groceries and Toiletries

Major Household Items

Winter Items

Prayer Requests

For smooth transition to a new community and new culture​

For the children's hearts as they prepare to leave Chile

For the family's continued fundraising efforts in Chile​