Refugees are God’s beloved

By Andrew Popa, former refugee, current humanitarian, hopeful advocate I became a refugee in 1989 when, after three months of twice-weekly visits to the secret communist police, I was told I had broken the law and would suffer consequences.  My crime was attending a meeting with a fellow Christian from the USA who came to…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, You always say that you have gotten to see the world by following your girls around. But you must know, that without the support of you and Dad, we never would have made it this far, literally and figuratively. This year, especially, I feel your presence and seek your advice so often. I…

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Kelly Lytle We’ve all heard the phrase, “the gift that keeps on giving.” Mosaic’s program in Tanzania has a story to tell about just this kind of gift. It also includes all the things good stories do: deep meaning, happiness, tragedy, an adventurous heroine and…Winnie the Pooh. Yes, even him. In 2007, when we…

A Time of Giving with BCC Friends

By Meghan Hussey |The holiday season is upon us: a time of giving and communities coming together. A community united in purpose is a powerful thing. This type of community can create possibilities for positive change. This is what I got to experience on my latest trip to Tanzania. At Mosaic we strongly believe in the…

Gratitude How?

By Meritt Buyer I don’t want to be negative, but I also really do not want to write the cliché Thanksgiving blog post. Sometimes it seems to me that the news from the US is always worse when I am living overseas. I don’t know if that is because I gain a slightly different perspective…

Changing Views on Down Syndrome in Tanzania

By Rebecca Berman | Today, Steven will go to school and work on counting and speech skills. Perpetua will sing morning songs with her classmates. Seems normal, right? Sadly, this is not always the case for children with Down syndrome in Tanzania (and in many other places around the world.) Due to its identifiable physical characteristics, many…

Meet Gabi, a Romanian Role Model

By Barb Carman | Sometimes, in working on behalf of children and young adults with disabilities around the world, we meet extraordinary people. Not just those we serve and their families, but often, even the staff who work for our partner organizations. Sometimes those individuals are so extraordinary that we just have to brag! Our friend…