The Manos Amigos Vacation Bible Study 2017 mission trip is fast approaching.  This year VBS will be from July 17 – August 3, three weeks MondayThursday.

Preparations are underway.  Thank you to Paulette Samson who is working with Bertha to develop the curriculum.  Here’s how you can help!

  • Volunteer to help for a week at VBS in Anapra.You must be at least 15 years old, have a passport or pass card and complete Protecting God’s Children course.  You will live in the Manos Amigas mission house.  Cost is airfare to El Paso and $20 per day. Contact Jillian Kurz for more details:  816-808-5811.
  • Donate supplies from the list below. Every little bit helps.  Contact Sandy Katzer 816-806-9760 for pick-up or delivery of supplies.
  • Donate money for expenses such as the rental fee for the facility, copies, food for daily snacks ($150 per day), special craft supplies, cake, ice cream and piñata for the last day.Donations can be mailed to Manos Amigas, 700 Trevis, Belton, MO   64012.


Supply list

  • 150 socks to make sock puppets
  • 180 tote bags approx 14”x 20”
  • 150 white t-shirts in children’s sizes for tie-dye
  • 150 8” dowels for flags
  • 150 paper plates for masks
  • 2 gallons of glue
  • 10 hole punches
  • 50 pr of kid size scissors
  • Construction paper – 400 sheets various colors
  • Construction paper – 100 sheets gold/yellow
  • Construction paper – 100 sheets brown
  • 6-10 Puppets for Bible stories (Creative Ministry type puppets)
  • 100 pocket folders
  • 200 pencils
  • 450 quart size zip loc bags
  • 30 thank you gifts for youth and adult volunteers
  • 1 Scrap book
  • 200 each of small toys to put in piñata bags
  • Decorative pencils and items to use for prizes


Thank you for your help creating a successful event for 150 children in Anapra!!