Mosaic in south-central Kansas, a local provider of services to people with diverse needs, is grateful for the outpouring of community support it has received this Thanksgiving season.

Each year, the organization hosts a Partners in Possibilities fundraising luncheon, historically in Winfield, to help further its mission: Embracing God’s call, Mosaic relentlessly pursues opportunities that empower people.

This year, for the first time, Mosaic held a second event in Arkansas City, a community in which it is eager to expand.

“We are blessed to have the support of the communities in which we serve and our faithful friends and partners who give generously to support our mission of empowering people,” executive director Jenny Foster-Farquhar said.

110 people gathered Nov. 12 in the Wright Room at Cowley College to hear stories of Mosaic’s local impact.

Nancy Maier, community relations manager, said she was pleased with the turnout for this inaugural event. 

“The community support in Arkansas City was overwhelming,” she said. “Mosaic is blessed with wonderful ambassadors, friends and donors in Ark City.”

Jill Hunter welcomed those attending and thanked local sponsors.

120 people assembled Nov. 14 at Aviator Church in Winfield for Mosaic’s second event. Curtis Dick greeted the crowd, and Stephanie Johnson, a person supported, performed her rendition of “You Are My All in All.”

Johnson and Lori Laufer, the mother of a person Mosaic supports, shared testimonies.

Laufer said she could not be happier that her son now lives in a Mosaic host home. Even though it was the most difficult decision she has had to make, Laufer said that he is so happy living there.

The program ended with a poem from Charles, supported by Mosaic.

Those who would like to learn more about Mosaic’s mission, contact Maier at (620) 229-8702 for a list of upcoming Discover the Possibilities tour dates.

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