Dreaming to change lives -- mine and others

Earlier this week I wrote about people having dreams and pursuing them.  That’s an area where Mosaic shines. 

Some people’s dreams are simply about making life better for others.  That was the dream of Mosaic’s founders.  Without going into a lot of history, today’s Mosaic is a combined ministry of two organizations that were founded at the beginning of the 20th century.

You know us as an organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities.  But our beginnings were a lot broader.  The first person to come to the founding campus on one side of our history (Bethphage in Axtell, Neb.) was an aging widow (see the photo). 

On the other side of our history (Martin Luther Home Society in Sterling, Neb.), the first to arrive were children with disabilities – quickly followed by adults with nowhere else to go and no one else to take care of them.

Those two campuses brought people who dreamed of a home and acceptance in contact with people whose dream was to serve others in love.  That’s the same thing Mosaic does today.  Even if we look a little different than we did 100 years ago, this ministry is still a place where dreams meet. And where great things happen.

Last year we introduced a guiding document called Forward in Faith.  Twice within the opening paragraphs of the document we talk about making a difference in the world:

  • “Together with those we serve and their families, dedicated supporters, the church and community partners, Mosaic is passionate about making a difference in the world.”

  • “Our mission has never been about buildings or programs – it has always been about people and making a difference in the world.”

Our founders’ dreams helped changed thousands of lives. 

What’s your dream and how can you make a difference in the world?


Your mission is beautiful, and one of faith and hope. Those should never be lost. Congratulations on realizing dreams! Truly inspiring.

Thank you, Geri! God bless!

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