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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dear Mama!

When I drew your name I began thinking of the things that I could do.  I settled on being able to give back to those in need through the Greensboro Urban Ministries.  I decided I would volunteer my time to feed those in need during this Christmas season.  I worked with other volunteers to feed 500 people who live in and around the local Greensboro area.  I was very surprised at the dire need that there is in Greensboro.  The Urban Ministries like the bishops storehouse also feeds many people in the area through food donations that that they receive though man different places and charities.  I would like to thank you for teaching me to love others more than myself.  Love Owen.  Sorry for no Pictures.  I was not allowed to take pictures at the location.

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