San Lucas Mission
Today, the initiatives started by Father Greg are run by the San Lucas Mission, commonly known as the Mission. The Mission’s work is funded by the Friends of San Lucas, a 501c3 non-profit based in Minnesota.
San Lucas is now a thriving community. Over the course of five decades, the programs of the Mission have had a discernible positive impact on the welfare of the 40,000 people living in and around San Lucas.
One of the primary values that influenced Father Greg’s work was to give the people of San Lucas Tolimán opportunities to grow into positions of leadership and develop marketable skills. The legacy of his work means that today every program of the Mission is run by Guatemalans for Guatemalans. The leadership in the school, the clinic, the construction program, the Women’s Center, and the coffee program all come from the community of San Lucas.
The role of the Friends of San Lucas is to support their efforts through raising money and providing logistical support and occasional advice. But the face of the work of the Mission should always be a Guatemalan face.