Star of Hope's own Maria Presson visiting the work in Romania, here in a small town named Murgeni, some of the local kids welcome visitors.
Ulrika Kallin, Lennart Eriksson, and Maria Presson with friends.
Here it is.
Murgeni, is inland and needless to say very depresses economically, but things are happening that give positive signals. Of course, Star of Hope's presence has addressed certain real needs. Children with disabilities now have access to, first class help and not only that, church plantings are done and more are on the way. Murgeni is a town that has been changed by grace and love and an environment for greater change has been created.
Maria at one of our development centers.
The visitors were serendipitously just in time to attend a fundraiser in Iasi Romania. Iasi Romania is 2hours north of Murgeni. The fundraising event was called, "the Vivaldi Spring Fling". Star of Hope Romania's Director Aurora Vatamaniuc and the local chamber of commerce, together with other friends, enjoyed the Spring Fling-Vivaldi Edition and at the same time informed the local businesspeople about the work.
Maria, Aurora, Lennart, and Ulrika representing Star of Hope from 4 countries.
Maria says she was impressed by the turnout of businessmen and happy that representatives from Iasi and also from Sweden, Norway and the USA attended.
Star of Hope Romania was keen on thanking the chamber of commerce as they and their members chose to be with us and our children and their parents at this event. Aurora thanked local students, dancers and faculty of Iasi academy and the College of Art. "It was a magical night," says Aurora.
Maria Presson meets with the Mayor of Iasi Mr. Mihai Chirica
Maria told us, "this is a blessing to be here and see the community involvement and dedication to Star of Hope's work in Romania, this is the fruit."