We are happy to announce that we were able to meet and exceed our goal for our #2021Together Campaign with your help! We set a goal of $40,000, which included a matching gift of $20,000 from two very generous anonymous donors, and you helped us reach it!
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Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud abp_trinity contributed a whooping 27 entries.
In March of 2020, in response to the pandemic, Friends of San Lucas brought all of our long-term volunteers home and closed the visitors program. We still don’t have a firm date for reopening it. Covid-19 has been prevalent in San Lucas since last fall and the clinic has seen dozens of patients.
Join us for Cooking with Guicha: Guatemala Comes to Your Kitchen! In this interactive virtual cooking class, you’ll get to know and love the culture of Guatemala from the comfort of your own kitchen. Your instructors will be Guicha and Karina, who run the Women’s Center in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. Guicha & Karina will […]
Father Phil Schotzko serves the Diocese of New Ulm and sits on the Board of Directors for the Friends of San Lucas
A video prayer from Rev. Marggi Pleiss-Sippola who has been leading trips to San Lucas for 16 years.
A prayer from Bishop John LeVoir who serves the New Ulm Diocese. He is an ex-officio member of the Advisory Committee for Friends of San Lucas
In the last few months, our lives have been turned upside down. So much of what we have taken for granted has been taken away and we are scrambling to find a way to navigate through a world we are struggling to understand. As of April 8, Guatemala has 80 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Of course, as we all know, there are many more cases out there. And, although there are no confirmed cases as of April 8 in San Lucas, we expect that will change soon.
We knew we could count on you to come through for San Lucas at a crucial time! Because of you, we exceeded our $30,000 stretch goal for the #SanLucasStrong campaign and nearly reached $40,000. We are astounded by your generosity. Thank you.
San Lucas was once a small village of cornstalk homes with thatched roofs, lacking both electricity and plumbing. There were neither health care facilities nor schools and women and children suffered severely from the lack of healthcare, with many women dying in childbirth and children suffering from malnutrition. But 1963 proved a historic year for the people of San Lucas.
We received about 200 entries from visitors all around the country. Friends of San Lucas staff completed two rounds of voting to determine the winners. Thank you to all of the talented participants who took the time to share their beautiful shots with us.
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