This may be the only Happy Birthday salute that you get from someone out of the country this year. Sorry I am not there to see you on your birthday but as you know I am on mission with a team from our church in Eastern Europe.
We are working at a camp with about 100 students from around the country – many of them who have never heard nor responded to the gospel. Our mission is to try to build relationships and initiate conversations. We hope these will lead to an opportunity to tell them about our Savior Jesus and how He went to the Cross, offers forgiveness of sin, brings about reconciliation with God the Father, and gives them hope not only for this life but for the life to come.
My hope and prayer is that you will always live your life ON MISSION. You do not need to go out of the country to do this. You can do it wherever you are because wherever you are there are going to be people who need the hope of the gospel.
I hope that you have an awesome 3rd birthday. I will be praying for you as you celebrate with all the people that love you. Nona has been instructed to give you an extra big hug from Pop Pop. I will see you in a few days.
Never forget that you are very loved!