By Carolyn Watkins
For the first time in the seven-year history of the Austin Karen Baptist Church, a young man from our congregation is attending a four-year university! After a successful high school football experience at Austin High School, Ehlar Htoo, Pastor Moe Eh’s fourth oldest son, moved into the athletic dorm at HPU on Wednesday, August 10. Gary and I were blessed to have the opportunity to accompany this outstanding young man to HPU to meet with the admissions department and financial aid department on July 29 and again on move-in day.
As the incredible story unfolded, the entire spring semester of high school, Ehlar was sharing his dream to attend Howard Payne in the fall and to play football there. Prayers were shared for him as he took the SAT and other admissions tests. When we checked online and saw the financial requirements for admission, we could not see any way that his dream could happen.
But, as we know, God can make a way when there seems to be no way! We lift our praises to Him for opening doors to the financial aid that Ehlar needed to make this dream come true! We know that without divine intervention this could have never happened. Ehlar is so excited to be able to play football at the college level and to get a Christian education at such a outstanding university. He is a worthy, hard-working, Christ-honoring young man that lives in service of our Lord. We are excited about the wonderful work the Lord is going to do in and through Ehlar’s life at HPU and beyond!