Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

October 23, 2014

Voices for Dignity

by Svetlana Filiatreau

For the last three years I have been involved in the front lines of educational diplomacy. As the Eurasia Programs Coordinator at George Mason University, I have been developing partnerships with Russian universities and educational organizations, working with diplomatic representatives in Washington, D.C., and serving a... Read more

October 22, 2014

A Year That Has Changed Us All

by Petro Kovaliv

My life and the lives of many people in Ukraine have been changed in the last year. Life is different when you experience several months of mass protest in the capital city where I live, witnessing thousands of people who came to the streets to stand against lawlessness, corruption and injustice. Many Christians of diffe... Read more

October 22, 2014

Prayers Carry Us

by Karen Friesen

When asked to write about the Trauma Support work I am involved in here in the Middle East it could not have come at a better time. The past two weeks have been filled with letters from pastors and priests seeking guidance and help for their people. Needing to know they are not alone, that the church around the worl... Read more

October 21, 2014

When War Becomes Commonplace

by Olga Levoushkina Maslo

“Mom, now that the war is over, can we go to Crimea?” – asked my 7 year old daughter in May. I did not know what was sadder in this conversation – the fact that the word “war” is being used so casually by my girl in a conversation, or the fact that Crimea is no longer part of my country. The conflict in our countr... Read more

October 20, 2014

Serving Sudanese in Cairo

by Bonita Dirk

God has been doing very interesting and weird things in my life! When I was 16 or so, the youth pastor at my friend’s church brought someone to speak to us about North Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Since that time, I have felt a very strong pull or call to the region, and worked steadily towards the goal of living and ... Read more