During my four years at Southwestern Adventist University I received many different scholarships that helped me pay off my school bill. It was such an honor to receive these scholarships but especially the named scholarship from the Harder family. Because the University encourages friendship between the donors and the scholarship recipients, I was able to get to know the Harder family. They supported me spiritually as well as financially.
After graduation I kept in touch with the Harders and they always let me know they were praying for me. I got a teaching position at North Dallas Adventist Academy. There was a little boy in my classroom with the last name Harder and it dawned on me that he might be related to my scholarship donors. Imagine my delight when I discovered I had the Harders’ grandson in my classroom. What a privilege!
Because of their generous support, I am now teaching their very sweet grandson and giving back to the community to the best of my ability. I can’t thank them enough for believing in me.
Ella Nguyen, Elementary Education major, 2015