SENATE RESOLUTION 36--RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 19, 2013 AS THE CENTENNIAL OF MOSAIC, A FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION THAT WAS FOUNDED IN NEBRASKA AND NOW SERVES MORE THAN 3,600 INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL...
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 SENATE RESOLUTION 36--RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 19, 2013 AS THE CENTENNIAL 
OF MOSAIC, A FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION THAT WAS FOUNDED IN NEBRASKA AND 
 NOW SERVES MORE THAN 3,600 INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES 
                              IN 10 STATES

  Mr. JOHANNS (for himself, Mr. Harkin, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Durbin, and 
Mr. Grassley) submitted the following resolution; which was considered 
and agreed to:

                               S. Res. 36

       Whereas the roots of Mosaic, a faith-based organization 
     that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, trace 
     back to the commitment of a Nebraskan to ensure that 
     individuals with disabilities were cared for and inspired by 
     a loving community;
       Whereas, on February 19, 1913, a Nebraska pastor, the 
     Reverend K.G. William Dahl, founded Bethphage Inner Mission 
     Association (referred to in this preamble as ``Bethphage'') 
     in Axtell, Nebraska as a ministry for individuals with 
     intellectual disabilities;
       Whereas, on October 20, 1925, a school endeavoring to 
     create opportunities for children with disabilities took root 
     in Sterling, Nebraska when the Reverends Julius Moehl, August 
     Hoeger, and William Fruehling, and laymen John Aden and 
     William Ehmen, established Martin Luther Home Society, which 
     later became known as Martin Luther Homes;

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       Whereas, with the increasing need for community-based 
     programs for individuals with disabilities in the 1970s and 
     1980s, both Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes grew into 
     ministries that served locations across the United States;
       Whereas the shared vision and mission of the 2 Nebraska-
     born ministries, to care for the most vulnerable individuals, 
     laid the foundation for the formation of a powerful 
     partnership;
       Whereas, on July 1, 2003, Mosaic was officially established 
     through a consolidation of Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes; 
     and
       Whereas Mosaic has created a legacy of love, providing 
     individualized support to thousands of individuals in the 
     United States and extending its work beyond the borders of 
     the United States through an international alliance: Now 
     therefore be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) recognizes February 19, 2013 as the centennial of 
     Mosaic;
       (2) recognizes the important and valuable contributions 
     that individuals with intellectual disabilities make in their 
     communities;
       (3) celebrates the integral role that Mosaic has played in 
     the growth and success of individuals with intellectual 
     disabilities; and
       (4) congratulates the men and women who have touched 
     countless lives by contributing to the mission of Mosaic to 
     create a life of possibilities for individuals with 
     intellectual disabilities.

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