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Swedish family moves to Barton Co. to spread message of Star of Hope

Maria Presson, left of Star of Hope in Ellinwood, is with a very poor family in front of their house in Taytay, Philippines. The children attend a Star of Hope School. The Presson family has moved to the U.S. from Sweden to spread the word of the Star of Hope projects throughout the world.

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ELLINWOOD — The Presson family, from Karrsjo Ornsleoldsvile, Sweden has moved to the United States and is working with Star of Hope International in Ellinwood to spread the word of SOH’s mission. The SOH American headquarters are in Ellinwood.
“In America, we are known for our work in Haiti,” said Maria Eriksson Presson. “We have work all over the world.” SOH works in 18 countries,  including Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
Star of Hope is a nondenominational Christian organization that was founded by Maria’s father in the 1960s. The mission statement is to equip children ...

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