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Giving a Voice TORI’S PERFECT DAY by Nancy Maier Here at Mosaic we try hard to help the people we serve reach their dreams and goals. Tori’s dream was to write poems and to have them published. Tori and I worked more than 2 years together. She would write poems in her journals and, every couple of months, she would come in and dictate them to me. I would type them up, file them, and wait for more. My friend Ann attended a Discover the Possibilities mission tour last summer. I knew that she had recently published two books of her own and asked her to guide me in the right direction. She introduced me to Roy, a published author/poet who knew exactly how to help us out.

We sent him Tori’s poems, a dedication, a biography page, and back cover and front cover photo. He put it together and sent it off to Amazon for us. He order 100 to be printed.

“Tori held two successful book readings and signings.” Tori’s perfect day was when she received 50 of those books and opened the box and saw her own book with her name on it! She held two successful book readings and signings in November and December at Graves Drug in Arkansas City, Kansas, and College Hill Coffee in Winfield, Kansas. She had a wonderful

Tori signs her book for a fan.

turn-out and is hoping to do something with Roy in Wichita soon. Tori is a wonderful ambassador for Mosaic. She invites people to our tours, was a table captain at our Partners in Possibilities event this past October, and she loves to share her poems and passion with everyone. She is proud of her job at the coffee shop at Graves Drug in Ark City and loves that she helps people wake up in the morning! If you would like to meet Tori, purchase one of her books, and hear a poem or two, please come to one of our upcoming Discover the Possibilities mission tours. The good news is that Amazon is on a second printing and Tori has started writing poems for book two!

Tori reads to the crowd at Graves Drug.

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Caring Community MOSAIC HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA On Dec. 11, Mosaic in Winfield hosted a holiday event for parents, guardians, donors, friends, and the people we serve at Baden Square Community Center in Winfield. We combined two annual events (parent/guardian holiday dinner and Santa Claus Christmas party) into one and it was wonderful.

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Table settings for the Holiday Extravaganza

Thank you to Daniel for taking photos for us. After Santa we shared a wonderful holiday meal prepared by Ranch House Catering, Cindy LeMay caterer.

Charles and Santa

The Winfield High School Viking Voices entertained us with beautiful Christmas music while we waited for a special man to arrive from the North Pole. We enjoyed selections including “O Holy Night” and a medley of Christmas songs. Thank you to Matt Bertholf for sharing such an outstanding group with us. Shortly after the entertainment, Santa made his appearance and passed out gifts. The smiles and excitement from the people we serve extended from one side of the room to the other.

Some of the comments we received were, “It was great hearing the wonderful music.” “Thank you for such a lovely time, it really meant a lot to me.” “It was nice to spend time with the person I am guardian for.” We are looking forward to doing this event again this year!

Join Mosaic Allied Voices (MAV) Advocate for Mosaic when issues arise in state and federal legislatures by joining Mosaic Allied Voices (MAV). Go to mosaicalliedvoices.org and click on “Sign Up Here” to join.

Upcoming Events Mosaic in Winfield 2120 E. 9th Ave. | Winfield, KS Thursday, Feb. 16 | Noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16 | Noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20 | Noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18 | Noon – 1 p.m.

Ramona and Santa

Join us for a free lunch, and learn how Mosaic helps create a life of possibilities for adults with intellectual disabilities in our community. You will hear stories told by the people who know Mosaic best—the people we serve, their families and volunteers. These 50 minute presentations open our doors in an attempt to share our mission, vision, and passion for those being served, and lunch is on us! To reserve your spot, contact Nancy Maier at nancy.maier@mosaicinfo.org or 515.868.0623.

The Viking Voices Choir performs at the Holiday Extravaganza.

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Caring Community REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ANGEL TREE by Nancy Maier Redeemer Lutheran Church has provided an angel tree for Mosaic in Winfield for 16 years. People who receive angel tree gifts lack any extra funding for things like bedding, pillows, socks, underwear, warm coats, pajamas, body wash and other personal items. These are a sample of the items put on the angel tree. The people who select angels at Redeemer have three weeks to purchase and return their angel gifts. Ninety-five percent of everyone’s list is usually purchased for them. We are so very thankful for our partnership with Redeemer during Christmas. Smiles of joy are witnessed by staff on Christmas morning.

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Angel Tree gifts at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Español (Spanish): ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1.877.366.7242 Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1.877.366.7242

Redeemer Lutheran Church generously helps the people Mosaic serves.

Have you included Mosaic in your estate planning? There are ways to increase your income now or in the future and save money on taxes. With a planned gift, you can also ensure that Mosaic’s mission of providing a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities continues long into the future. Contact Jaime Corsar at 877.366.7242 or jaime.corsar@mosaicinfo.org to discuss how planned giving can help you.

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Winfield Kansas Mosaic Message is published by Mosaic in Winfield | 2120 E. 9th Ave. Winfield, KS 67156-3318 | 620.229.8702 | www.mosaicinwinfield.org Executive Director leslie.lackamp@mosaicinfo.org Community Relations Manager nancy.maier@mosaicinfo.org Mission Embracing God’s call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life. Integrity at Mosaic If you have a concern, call our national Confidential Reporting Hotline at 800.443.4899, or email integrity@mosaicinfo.org

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Relationships Mosaic is an affiliated social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America. Non-discrimination Mosaic will not discriminate in matters of employment or service delivery on the basis of race, creed, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status. To be added or removed from the mailing list or to receive information via email, please contact Mosaic at the address given. ©2017 Mosaic. All rights reserved. Mosaic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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From the Executive Director NEW YEAR by Leslie Lackamp Happy 2017 friends! I hope your holidays were filled with many blessings. As we begin the New Year, I am filled with excitement and Leslie Lackamp Executive Director motivation to Mosaic in Winfield continue to further the mission of Mosaic. We are blessed by so many friends in our Winfield community whom embrace our mission of “Answering God’s call to serve.”

This is evidenced by the continued generosity of the people who attended our Partner in Possibilities luncheon last fall, and our local church congregations that share their hearts to ensure that many individuals in service have a meaningful Christmas. We are also appreciative of the Mosaic Ambassadors that share their time, talents, and enthusiasm to spread Mosaic’s mission and vision. My mantra in life is to have the “attitude of gratitude” and we have much to be grateful for in our community.

DONATIONS NEEDED! Camp Scholarships – $50 and up Gift Cards to Local Restaurants Paper Goods Cleaning Supplies Laundry Detergent Toiletries Contact nancy.maier@mosaicinfo.org or call 515.868.0623 to help out.

Peace, Leslie

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