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.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Dear Craig & Anthony
 I know it may not seem like a true service project but Terry and I heard reports of the persecution of the Christians in Syria, their homes and businesses being marked with the sign of the Nazarene. We felt a desire to offer any support we could to help them escape certain death because of their testimonies of Jesus Christ. We heard about Glenn Beck organizing a rescue team to bring them to safety and joined with his effort in your behalf. They have already brought their first group out to safety.
  We also spent countless hours in service to Mother in helping her recover from her illness and adjust to her new lifestyle. We have also enjoyed visiting with the other residents at the living center, they all love having any attention offered, some are very lonely.
 We enjoyed knowing that we could offer our time, as we know you would.

Love Mother & Dad
Love Linda & Terry ( Mom & Dad)   

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