Monday, December 7, 2015

Another week in Ghana

Hey everyone,
Well I can honestly say 6 months flew a time is going fast! I'm learning so much each day. Lately I come to really see the power of prayer like Any time I’m in need of a ride somewhere ether a tro(bus) or any car every time without fail I have always had a ride instantly. now I know prayer doesn't work that fast always but lately it has. I have seen it and truly come to see the progress in this area progress. This week we taught a lesson to two men Kofi and Emanuel which were referrals and they are really progressing but after the lesson was over there was 6 other people gathered around sitting that brought up chairs to just listen. 
This week we had MANY interesting deep doctrine questions asked to us by investigators and every time. I would turn and look at my companion Elder Powell (he’s in training) and see if he wanted to answer and give me a sec to see what comes to my head... EVERY-TIME without fail the moment I started talking the words came. Without a doubt the spirit played a big role in this week’s investigators and lessons and everything. No way I knew the answers to these before.... But I always had a scripture to back it up and a reason. One question was. What name was Jesus Christ baptized in....? ha-ha well there Isn’t much scripture for that one but I said it what came to my mind. Like for that question I said this since you probably aren’t sure ether... He was baptized as an example to fulfill all righteousness and as an example to us. Through him can we return to the father only through him. He is the truth, the way and the light. (john 14:6) that’s just a small piece and went deeper into it. But after one lesson we taught a well-educated man that asked us deep questions and every time I would look at my companion. Well I ended up answering them to the point he was speech less. and after this lesson we were walking and my companion looked at me and said. Wow training is not easy. How did you know all that...? ha-ha well training is not easy but I told him.... that wasn't me... that was the spirit that you just testified.
 I give it all to the lord .... The spirit is the true teacher and is so aware of us... I will say this again and again.... The Book or Mormon is the word of God and another Testament of God without a doubt. I asked my companion if you had 1 billion dollars on one side and in cash and on the other was the Book of Mormon and all you had to do was say the Book or Mormon isn't true and the money is yours. What would you do? 
Without a doubt I will never doubt the Book or Mormon... I know it is true and that is the most abominable sin we cannot be forgiven of...  says it in Mathew somewhere! forgot at the moment but the church is true and it is true because the Book or Mormon... and so much more... talks about it even in the bible. People just don't read ha-ha ... that's what movies are for right ha-ha.
This week was sweet.... went to another funeral and one of the weirdest things. you just sit there and listen to loud crappy music that will give you a head ache in seconds very strange but its culture so it’s cool ha-ha their funerals last 3 days long. not easy at all hah ... but I hope this next week we get to do some more service! the hands are healed and ready to roll!! Life is good here in Ghana. doesn't feel like Christmas cause its dry season and same ol same ol.

Be thankful for ALL that you have... I haven't had running water for a month now! until today! came on for now but we will see how long it lasts this time... Fetching water is not easy and even Our fan has been broken in our cement box room not easy to have no fan at night in Ghana. too hot ha but you just learn to accept it! like it is what it is!!  when life doesn't go the way you think it should or want it to you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and just keep moving forward. Time is flying!!

Love you all so much and thank you for your prayers!! they keep me going!  love all of you and pray for you all! Enjoy the winter Holiday! and don't forget why we truly celebrate Christmas!!

Love Elder Hill

Eating some FUFU

Elder Hill and Elder Annan

Nice to see he has put the bath towel to good use as a skirt!!

Obuasi walking to an appointment

Enjoying some rice and BBQ sauce....

 Playing some Soccer on P-Day

Packages from Home!

Getting the Ensign was honestly the best gift you could send he told us.

 Riding in the Tro Tro ( No Leg Room)

Monday, June 8, 2015

I have let this blog go and its time to get caught up and updated.  So much has happened since I last posted. Our life is so blessed. more posts to come

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wow has it really been 4 years since I last did a blog.So many things have changed and are changing.  I guess I better get caught up. Life has been busy but its time to slow down and enjoy life alot more.  I think I will spend the weekend trying to catch up.

Monday, December 20, 2010

HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT.....a little something I can't live without!

So this last year a dear friend of mine gave me some homemade laundry soap. and I fell in love with it. It took the red dirt out of my clothes, plus it costs me about $2.00 for a 5 gallon bucket which is roughly 400 LOADS. It is so easy to make and I LOVE the smell of it.
It does not sud a lot but remember that it is not the suds
that get your clothes clean it is the product you use.
So this year for neighbor gifts I made a small laundry soap for a few neighbor's. and I am making Granola to go with it. I think everyone I know is searching for a way to save money while things are tight. I want to share this recipe with you so enjoy....

These are the 3 GREAT products you use.

Here is the recipe give it a try...


1/2 C. BORAX
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with the water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted. Fill 5 gallon bucket half full of very hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons, add once soap has cooled. Top loading machine: 5/8 c. per load Front loading machine: 1/4 c. per load Makes approx. 400 loads

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Time!

So excited for Christmas to be here in a week. I love this time of year. I love the kindness that people show to each other. I love the music I could listen to it all year. I have not blogged in a while. Things are crazy here.
We had a great summer visiting Island Park and Bear Lake. School starting Justin loves 1st grade he has Mrs. Ruesch. Jayson is doing K-12 online at home and is doing really well his teacher is a professor at Dixie College. We have been to New Harmony Picking apples. Travis went to Alaska for 6 days and I loved getting the whole house rearranged and clean. We found out we were having a boy not a girl and Kailee and I both were pretty sad about that because we are out numbered. It will still be fun. I will post more later with pictures.
Blogging is harder now that I can't copy and paste any more I used to copy my journal entry and add a picture and it was so easy now I can't do that so it takes longer sorry it has been a while.

Friday, October 8, 2010

About time to update we are going Private!!!

Things at our house have been busy. I am going to try to get his updated over the next week or so. We have been busy with scouts, summer fun, school kids and sports. So I need to get this caught up. I am going private so if you want to still be able to read this please comment and leave your email so I can add you. There are to many people I do not know on here and so it is time!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Anniversary 14 years!

I can hardly believe that Travis and I have been married for 14 years today. I am so lucky to have such a great husband. We have had some really hard time in 14 years and some amazing moments. I would do it all again! I adore Travis and our 3 wonderful kids. I love you Travis I am so glad you are in my life. Being married has been a great adventure. Thanks for all your hard work and commitment to the kids and I. You are an awesome guy and I look forward to many more wonderful years together!!!!!