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Possibilities are the stock-in-trade at Mosaic. 

Whether it is for the people we serve, our employees, donors, volunteers or the communities we're in, we want to make new possibilities come to life.

We're optimists at heart, believing that something good is always right around the corner. 

We also believe that our mission is a shared mission; we're in this together with the people we serve, their families, our donors and volunteers, and the communities we're in. 

It is a crowd-sourced mission!  So join in.  Be a part of Mosaic possibilities.


 

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. - Plati

Happy World Kindness Day!

World Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on Nov. 13, 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness.” 

World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion,...Read more

Pastor Anna with 2017 Discovery Trip participants

Anna Makyao, a Moshi native and trailblazing pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), began her tenure as Building a Caring Community (BCC) Coordinator on Oct. 3.

Mosaic created the BCC partnership in Tanzania in 2008, and since that time, the program has grown to serve more than 200 children with disabilities.

Makyao, who...Read more

Jonathan

“Hapana” means “no” in Swahili. And it’s Jonathan’s favorite word.

It’s the word he uses when greeting people, trying to get someone’s attention, agreeing or disagreeing to something or expressing joy. “Hapana” is usually accompanied by Jonathan’s enormous smile.

If you don’t know Jonathan well, it can be very confusing when you ask him to do something and he jumps to do it, while also repeatedly telling you “no.” It’s not clear why Jonathan likes...Read more

Rejoicing Spirits service

I am happy to share a personal testimony from Pam Abbott that highlights the respect and value a family felt because of Rejoicing Spirits, a ministry of Mosaic.

“My sister Laurie was born with Down syndrome and has an intellectual disability. Laurie and I are 15 months apart in age; we have lived apart for most of our lives so we never attended church or had the opportunity to worship together. That is until four years ago, when we went to...Read more

Mosaic grows in Nebraska

Mosaic will acquire Companion Linc in Lincoln, Neb. and Companion Services in Omaha, Neb., effective December 1.

This is an exciting development for both organizations. It is an alignment of Mosaic strength and Companion Linc innovation that will bring new resources to the services currently provided by Companion Linc and help Mosaic advance innovative services across its national network.

“Mosaic is in the midst of a transformation to meet the...Read more

God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does. - Martin Luther

Today is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Church, a movement that started in Wittenburg, Germany, by friar Martin Luther. 

After years of struggling with depression and deep anxiety trying to learn how to be a good enough Christian to be saved by God, he came to understand that salvation is not up to one’s individual work.

It is God’s doing, God’s action, God’s love that saves...Read more

William Garrett with Mark and Ty

The following post is the personal story of Mark Tankersley, Ty Jarboe and William Garrett. Mark and Ty are served by Mosaic in Colorado Springs. William, their host home provider, shared this story at Mosaic in Colorado Springs’ latest Partners in Possibilities luncheon, which gathers community members together to learn about and invest in Mosaic’s mission.

I...Read more

Medicaid is a lifeline for people with disabilities in Iowa and around the nation

Late last week, The Des Moines Register ran an article about a young man named Louis, whose health care services were drastically cut with little notice, and it broke my heart.

According to the article, Louis has severe disabilities...Read more

MLH classroom with DeeAnn B

On this day in 1925, Martin Luther Home was founded in Sterling, Nebraska, and in 1956 moved to Beatrice, Nebraska. It was begun as a school for children with disabilities with the goal of integrating the children into their home communities at the end of their school career. In addition to a school for children, it quickly became long-term residence for people of all ages. In 2003, Martin Luther Home joined with Bethphage (also founded in Nebraska) to create...Read more

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.”
- Father Joseph Wresinski, initiator of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

On Oct. 17, 1987, human and civil rights advocates from every continent gathered to honor victims of hunger, violence and ignorance. They affirmed their conviction that human misery is not inevitable...Read more

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