Entries by Julie Knopp

Mission of Love 2020

Parents, teachers, students: We have a special challenge for you! If you’re connected to a classroom, we invite your students to get creative and design a message of love that can be sent electronically to the children in San Lucas. Create a digital art project, film students doing random acts of kindness, or scan hand-drawn friendship cards.

The Power of Education in San Lucas

Felipe Bajan is the Assistant Principal at Colegio Monseñor Gregorio Schaffer. Felipe studied at the school as a child, and later, he taught fifth and sixth grade at the school for 20 years before becoming Assistant Principal.

Vinicio’s Story

Vinicio Gerardo Perez Chumil is a physical education teacher at Colegio Monseñor Gregorio Schaffer. Vinicio studied at the school as a child, and today, he embodies the passionate and effective teaching the school is known for.

Meet Candelaria!

Candelaria Perez Chumil is a third-grade teacher at Colegio Monseñor Gregorio Schaffer. On this Give to the Max Day, Candelaria is telling us her story so that we can raise $6,000 for the school – the salary for one teacher in San Lucas.

Students Lobby for San Lucas in Washington

Every year, more than 1,000 visitors travel to the San Lucas Mission in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. They come to learn about the history and culture of the Maya people and to work alongside them by participating in the programs of the Mission. Many leave wondering what they can do to help.

Remembering Marcos Tun

On August 8, 2019, Marcos Tun, father of Leonel and Rafael Tun and father-in-law of Emi Tun, passed away. He was 91 years old. Marcos played an important role in the early years of the Mission as a confidant and advisor to Fr. Greg.