"The Friends of San Lucas was created to carry on the legacy of Fr. Greg Schaffer, by listening, responding to, and walking in solidarity with the people of San Lucas Toliman in an effort to alleviate the suffering and dependency created by the 'process of poverty'."
We recognize that we are to be a bridge, to share with our brothers and sisters in the United States of America who have been associated with our mission, by offering hospitality, and by sharing the culture, struggles, hopes, and aspirations of the people of Guatemala and through this avenue of solidarity provide funding to keep the projects going.
As Jesus responded to people and their needs, we believe that it is or mission to respond to the expressed felt needs of the people of San Lucas Toliman and the surrounding area, that form the larger community. We will uphold the Christian Social Doctrine that Fr. Greg weaved through all his decisions and practices.
March Newsletter "Our elementary school, Colegio Monsignor Gregorio Schaffer, provides a safe, nurturing and academically challenging space for these vital members of the San Lucas community." Read more...
Long Term Volunteer Openings are still available for May - August 2016. Volunteer Application.pdf
Come & See! Join the Friends of San Lucas on an "Experience San Lucas" Immersion Trip! read more...VIP TRIP San Lucas Tolimàn 2016.pdf