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 Scott

Throughout the year i thought of many ideas i could do for my service project for you.  As i drove to work one morning i noticed a bum on the side of the road and wondered what i could do to help him.  I figured out that there might be certain things a less fortunate person might need.  Haylee and I created blessing bags to give out to a few homeless individuals.  The bags contained items like, a toothbrush, tooth paste, personal hygiene kit, combs, pop tarts, granola bars, hand sanitizer, etc...  We gave enough supplies to fill a gallon bag to each person.  We then drove around and handed them out.  I hope in some small way these blessing bags have helped or gave a small ray of sunshine on these less fortunate individuals.

Love Owen


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