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 Terry,

In the spirit of my father-in-law who loves the great outdoors and, especially, fiddling in the yard, I chose to mow yards on my race tractor that does a whopping 11 miles and hour!! For 3 months I was blessed to serve our neighbor by mowing his yard after he was recovering from a heart attack. It was a great blessing and has allowed us to become closer as neighbors and friends. They were very grateful and even attended our ward Primary Program to watch our children. Terry is a great example of service; he always is ready to lend a hand. It's taught us that time spent with people is truly the greatest treasure.

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