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Reflections on Vogel Alcove

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

In late October several women from First Baptist Church served on a mini-mission trip to Vogel Alcove, a center for homeless children in Dallas that serves 200 children and their families daily.

During the mission trip, the women provided a snack station, game time and crafts for homeless parents.

"Karen Hughes, the President and CEO of Vogel Alcove, called me and asked me, 'Could you put together a group of women that might come our way and set up a snack bar, play bingo with our parents, and let them paint a picture frame? Then, we will hire a professional photographer to take pictures of these homeless families because they don't have a photograph of their family,'" Suzette Mason, Minister of Discipleship and Children, and organizer of the mission trip, said.

Lori Couch traveled to Dallas with the group, and it's an experience she will always treasure.

"It was a lot of fun just watching the parents at Vogel Alcove have fun! For a couple of hours, they got to escape the realities of their tough situations, play games, and laugh together! That was fun to be part of," Lori said.

For Peggy Moss, her greatest love is children's ministry so it only seemed fitting that she would visit a place that cared for homeless parents and their children.

"This program was most impressive because it outlined a wonderful plan for the parents to follow that would bring success to them and better their lives. They failed ONLY if they chose to fail. Thank you, Suzette, for sharing this experience with us," Peggy said.