Dear Olivia,

Happy Birthday! I am writing this letter to you on the day of your Parent-Child Dedication at Faith Baptist Church. As you read this letter, you are celebrating your 12th birthday. I hope today is a very special day for you.

God has blessed you with two very special parents who love you very much. Earlier today at your dedication, we reminded your parents of their responsibility to provide for you a home in which Jesus Christ is honored. We prayed that you would grow up learning God’s love and that one day you would receive and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord.

Now you are 12 years old. Your parents have made most of life’s important decisions for you until now. There is one decision only you can make. You alone must decide how to respond to God’s love for you in Jesus. If you have already trusted Jesus to be your Savior, I pray that you will continue to grow as a Christian and that you will stay in the center of His will in the years ahead. If you have not yet received the Lord Jesus as Savior, I urge you to trust Him now. This has been our prayer for you for many years.

May God richly bless you on this special birthday and in the years to come.

In Christ’s love,

Pastor David Wasson