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.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

2014 Scott

Dear Scott
 As I have drawn your name for this years service project, I have found a project that I think you will be happy to have done in your honor. A few months ago I happened upon a great website set up to help family search get information entered into the data base. It is an easy way to see family history work move forward, helping those who need information on their loved ones. The way this site works, is that people go out and take photos of headstones submit them to Billiongraves.com, then others transcribe the information from the photos. I have fallen in love with this work and plan to continue doing as much as I can in the coming year. As of this morning I have submitted 4,003 headstones.
 So Merry Christmas Bishop Scott Tucker. The work goes forward in your honor.
Linda aka Grammy


  1. Whew! What an amazing thing! (Scott was thrilled with reading this just in case he doesn't comment!)