Friends of San Lucas Mission

In 1963, Father Greg Schaffer, from the diocese of New Ulm, MN, came to San Lucas Toliman and began work as a parish priest. Responding to the expressed needs of the community he realized that his work as a priest would be broader than he had imagined. He soon started programs in education, healthcare, construction, coffee as well as a visitor’s program inviting groups from the United States to walk alongside the people and culture of San Lucas.  Fr. Greg died in 2012 and the Friends of San Lucas was born to carry on his legacy of working with the people of San Lucas to alleviate the process of poverty.

Currently, the Friends of San Lucas supports the Mission in Guatemala, which employs 104 people working in all program areas. Almost all of the support for the work of the Mission comes through private donations.

News and Updates

Volcán Fuego Eruption

On Sunday, June 3, Volcán Fuego, near Guatemala City, erupted killing at least 99 people. San Lucas Tolimán is safe and has not been affected, but please keep our brothers and sisters in Guatemala in your thoughts and prayers.  

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Juan Ana Coffee

New shipment arrived in time for spring!

Buy some Juan Ana Coffee today and spread the word. Your continued support of this delicious product supports local families.

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2018 Blackout Dates

In an effort to allow our employees in Guatemala time to take vacation and spend holidays with their families, the Mission will NOT provide visitor services (including transportation, meals, money exchange and service work) the following dates in 2018:

September 9 - 24 
October 14 - 21
November 15 - 17
December 24 - 26


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Photo Gallery

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Juan Ana Coffee

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Donations Overview

Our work would not be possible
without the generosity of donors.

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