Theresa Jensen, member of Living Grace Lutheran
Friday, January 5, 2018
Mosaic in Omaha

Mosaic in Omaha strives to create a meaningful life for each person we serve. This is often accomplished through partnerships with like-minded organizations.

In June of 2017, Rev. James Lindberg, pastor at Living Grace Lutheran Church in Omaha, attended a Discover the Possibilities event. Pastor Lindberg was moved by the  Mission of Mosaic, and he felt the members of his church could help make a difference in the lives of the people being served at the Omaha agency.

To this end, a group of church volunteers visited our Millard group home in November. They delivered donuts and coffee for the staff, sang songs and played games with the residents at the home and helped prepare lunch. It was a truly meaningful experience!

But the church wasn’t finished yet.

Over the next month and half, Living Grace held their annual Christmas Love campaign. The goal of the campaign is to bring a little extra love and joy to people in need during the holiday season.

Pastor Lindberg wanted to make Christmas special for people with the greatest needs at Mosaic. We compiled an extensive wish list for 24 people in service. The kind and giving people at Living Grace fulfilled every single item on the list, including things like a winter coat, new bed linens, work slacks and a Husker sweatshirt.

One individual’s list included several items for her three small children. The toys, books, booster car seat and diapers she received made for a very meaningful Christmas for her family. Direct Support Manager Laura Riggs said the recipient was incredibly grateful for the gifts and it was a special moment when she learned the packages were for her.

Living Grace member Theresa Jensen helped deliver the gifts and said she was filled with joy.

Through the Christmas Love campaign and spending time at a group home, Living Grace helped the people at Mosaic in Omaha live a meaningful life. If you’d like to learn more about Mosaic and how you can help fulfill the needs of our agency, please consider attending our next Discover the Possibilities tour.