Friends of San Lucas

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 over 100 people working in all program areas. Almost all of the support for the work of the Mission comes through private donations.

News, Events and Updates

A Taste of Guatemala

Attention New York Friends! Join us on Friday, June 21st for A Taste of Guatemala. This annual event in New York features the finest offerings of Guatemalan music, culture and cuisine and whose mission is to provide financial support to The Friends of San Lucas and Fundamaya.

Purchase a FOSL Sponsorship or purchase tickets

Join Our Monthly Coffee Subscribtion Service! 

Cafe Juan Ana is excited to announce the launch of our monthly subscription service! You can now register to receive fresh bags of Juan Ana Coffee on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Choose what type of coffee you would like and how frequently. Register by entering your shipping and billing information and voila! Enjoy your Juan Ana Coffee and never worry about running out again!

Register here! 

Sign up for our E-Newsletter!

Each year Friends of San Lucas sends out 6 newsletter updates to our 10,000+ supporters. With one round of newsletters costing us an average of $2,000 to print and mail, the costs can add up quickly. We would love to keep you updated on FOSL and Mission news while also reducing our paper use and printing and postage costs as much as possible. You can help us in this effort by signing up for our electronic newsletter!

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Photo Gallery

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Juan Ana Coffee

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Donations Overview

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without the generosity of donors.

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