Our Season of Service

Inspired by some friends of our family, the Marshall family has decided to try a new way of exchanging Christmas gifts in 2012. We hope it will become a wonderful family tradition.
For years, the four Marshall children, their spouses, and their parents exchanged gifts every Christmas, but in 2011, we decided the gift-giving tradition may need a change since we are all so blessed and in need of truly nothing. We decided we needed to find a better way to celebrate the true Christmas spirit.

We suggested that we each perform acts of service in the name of the sibling whose name we were assigned at random. Our service will be kept a secret until Christmas Day.

Our friend drew the names for us and notified each of us privately of the person who should inspire our service. On Christmas Day, we reveal who we were given and how we chose to serve by posting our stories on The Marshall Family Season of Service blog.

We hope this tradition will help us focus on serving our communities and each other during the annual celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

We invite you to come back to our blog on Christmas morning to read this year's service.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dear Heidi
 I did not know what  would be a good service project to honor you. I did read a lot about Heifer International.I decided that this group does follow the wise use of helping people in many under developed countries learn how to help themselves. They teach the people how to take care of crops and animals and how to work, this helps the whole community rise out of such poor conditions. After a family learns how to help themselves, they reach out to others to in turn raise another family out of poor conditions.
 In your honor, I bought a goat for a family to raise and provide for their family. I was excited to know that this will help a family provide the needs of their family.
  I know you too will feel the love of  Christ as we think of this family as they receive your gift.

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