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

2017 Annual Report

Just some of things we accomplished this year:

Built 295 stoves impacting the lives of over 1500 people and 11 block homes making a permanent and positive change

Provided monthly assistance to 100 families with immediate needs

Held over 24,000 patient visits in the clinic and communities

Offered 600 children a high-quality education with over half of them receiving a full scholarship to attend school

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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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The School's 50th Anniversary year
May 2-6, 2018

Fr. Greg always believed education was a sign of hope for those living the process of poverty and a means to rise above it. Praise God for the great work the teachers are doing with their classes— tons of new projects and lots of enthusiasm!

More information about the celebration coming soon.


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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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