Have you ever heard about the mission Santa Cruz? If you had then you know what my mission is. My mission, Santa Cruz was built in 1791 on August 28th. Father Fermin Lasuen started my mission, Fransiscan missionary and successor to Janipero Serra as president of the missions. My mission is located on the northern coast of California. The region of my mission is on the Pacific Coast,75 miles south of San Fransisco, near the mouth of San Lorenzo and Monteray Bay. My mission was built to teach natives their religion, which was Catholicism. It was also built to expand Spanish land claims.