We’re Hiring!

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We have a new job opening at Friends of San Lucas. If you'd like to join our team and make a difference, we'd love to hear from you. You'll find the details about the job in this post.

Upcoming Virtual Events

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Missing San Lucas? Want to learn more about Guatemala? Friends of San Lucas is offering four virtual opportunities to learn from Mission leadership. If you attend three out of the four sessions, you'll be eligible to win a free San Lucas Mission sweatshirt!

#BraceletStory from Greg Johnson

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The San Lucas Mission has a history of distributing bracelets to visitors upon their departure. Visitors are encouraged to gift two of the three bracelets to friends or family back home and tell about their experience in San Lucas. Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us your #BraceletStory.

#Bracelet Story from Sabrina Braunlich

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The San Lucas Mission has a history of distributing bracelets to visitors upon their departure. Visitors are encouraged to gift two of the three bracelets to friends or family back home and tell about their experience in San Lucas. Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us your #BraceletStory.

#BraceletStory from Donald Hoff

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The San Lucas Mission has a history of distributing bracelets to visitors upon their departure. Visitors are encouraged to gift two of the three bracelets to friends or family back home and tell about their experience in San Lucas. Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us your #BraceletStory.

Join #FoodForFriends!

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Right now, many people in San Lucas and the surrounding communities are running low on food and other necessities due to work and travel restrictions. Mission employees need your help to respond to this urgent need.

Learn to Cook Dobladas with Guicha!

These savory Guatemalan appetizers are one of the most well-loved foods for visitors to the San Lucas Mission’s Women’s Center. “Dobladas” means folded; it’s hard to believe these mouth-watering hand-helds are simply prepared vegetables folded in “masa” flour. Fortunately, you can find all the ingredients to make this recipe in the US. Try it out for yourself!

Covid 19 Update

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.

Tell us your #BraceletStory!

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Many years ago, our founder Father Greg started distributing bracelets to Mission visitors. He would give each visitor three bracelets upon their departure: one to keep for themselves and two to give to others with a story about their experience in San Lucas. We revived this tradition in our Visitors Program a few years ago. And while many of us can’t experience Guatemala for ourselves right now, we can tell stories of the impact it had on our lives.

The Power of the Health Promoter Program

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The Health Promoter Program is now at the front lines of the growing Covid-19 threat. As you read this, Health Promoters are receiving special training, protective equipment, and medicine. They are beginning to use a mass-texting application to communicate quickly with each other to monitor the spread of the virus in their communities. They will also use this system to receive updated treatment protocols. And while, as of March 29th, Covid-19 has not arrived in San Lucas, they will be ready when it does.