Tue, 07/18/2017
Mosaic in Northern Colorado

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with disabilities who are 14 and older. Night to Shine events were held simultaneously by 375 churches in 50 states and 11 countries on Feb. 10. The Northern Colorado Collaboration team, consisting of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Grace Community Church, Mosaic, Foundations Church and Crossroads Church, hosted the second annual NOCO Night to Shine and welcomed 400 people with disabilities and 800 volunteers. 

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic in Ellsworth

When the Rev. K.G. William Dahl founded Mosaic (then known as Bethpage), the mission was created with the intention to sustaining itself. Back in 1913 Axtell, Neb. the ministry relied on support from the community through contributions of money and volunteers.

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic in Ellsworth

How did you come to work with Mosaic? 
I first applied as the Business Manager because I needed a change in work environment. Recently I was promoted to Executive Director. I’ve been here 15 years and it still is the best job I’ve  ever had!

What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with our people in service, of course. Where else can you receive hugs, authentic smiles and feel sincere love on a daily basis?

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic in Ellsworth

What comes to mind when you think of a cheerleader? Usually a young, energetic high school or college student experienced in dance and gymnastics. Those qualities do not describe Sue Buchanan, however, yet she is the loudest, most enthusiastic cheerleader on the team.

Sue’s dream of cheerleading became a reality when Mosaic employees noticed Sue cheering her peers on at Special Olympics events. It was evident that Sue’s positive, energetic and enthusiastic nature would make her a great cheerleader.

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic in Ellsworth

The Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center has been in existence since May 2012. In the past year, the organization has made great strides to improve their services in the Ellsworth community. Stephanie Roehrman has been the Executive Director of the Learning Center for two years. A native of Ellsworth County, she felt it was her calling to come home when the opportunity became available. 

“My family left a legacy of giving back to the community, this was my way of giving back,” Stephanie said.

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic International

Mosaic’s partner in Tanzania, Building a Caring Community (BCC), has been amazed and blessed by the volunteers who have come from all points on the globe, including a small town in Iceland. Sigridur Ingibjorg Stefansdottir, or Sigga for short, found BCC shortly after graduation when she decided to search for volunteer opportunities using her occupational therapy skills. Throughout her experience, she has learned a great deal about BCC, herself, and working with children who have disabilities. 

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic International

In early June, the United Nations held its annual gathering for the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Mosaic was present among other international organizations to advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.  

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic International

Following the fall of communism in 1990, many Eastern European countries found themselves with a new crisis on their hands: tens of thousands of children locked up in state institutions across the country. Some of them were orphans, others were disabled with parents unable to care for them, while others were given up temporarily by parents who were too poor to feed them. 

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic International

Following the fall of communism in 1990, many Eastern European countries found themselves with a new crisis on their hands: tens of thousands of children locked up in state institutions across the country. Some of them were orphans, others were disabled with parents unable to care for them, while others were given up temporarily by parents who were too poor to feed them. 

Mon, 07/17/2017
Mosaic International

Donna Bright is a seasoned Tanzania traveler, (this will be her fourth trip) and has even visited the BCC centers in the past. Why is she going again? 

“On my previous visits I was so inspired by the loving care shown toward the children and amazed by their progress in learning and mobility. I look forward to seeing more progress in their development. Of course, this trip is also about building relationships with fellow travelers and those we meet along the way in Tanzania as we visit BCC locations.”

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