Natural pearls form under a set of accidental conditions when a microscopic intruder or parasite enters a bivalve mollusk and settles inside the shell. The mollusk, irritated by the intruder, forms a pearl over time. The process is very much similar to our human immune response to a foreign body.
For centuries, pearls have been worn as a symbol of beauty, purity, and grace – paradoxically formed from the unnatural, unwanted and inconvenient.
Vida Plena is a ministry arm of 2nd Mile Missions whose purpose is to spread the love of Christ by disrupting the cycle of poverty in the communities we serve. We do this by providing children and adults with educational resources, spiritual enrichment, employment and business opportunities. We invite others to observe and participate in this healing process firsthand in the Dominican Republic.