The name of my mission is Mission Santa Barbara. MIssion Santa Barbara was buit on December 4, 1786. Father Fermin Lausen was the man who started my mission. It is located at about 220 miles north of  San Diego and on a hill near the Pacific Ocean. Mission Santa Barbara was built in honor of a roman maiden named Saint Barbara. It was also built because the priests wanted to convert the California indians beliefs to Catholism. The Spanish also wanted to gain more land. This is the mission introduction.