Monday, October 26, 2009

Ben Hill - Served In the OCM

I was sent an email with more sad news about another OCM missionary. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hill family.

Here are the details:

PROVO -- A pilot is dead after his plane crashed near the Provo airport Wednesday.
The plane wreckage was discovered shortly after 4 p.m. about a half mile south of the airport's control tower on a dike that surrounds the airport.
The pilot, 30-year-old Benjamin Hill, was the only one on board. He was found dead at the scene. Emergency workers believed he was killed instantly.
Provo police said Hill was traveling north when his engine lost power about 3 miles south of the airport. He was attempting to glide the plane in when it crashed.
Hill was an adjunct instructor with Utah Valley University's aviation program, as well as a student at the university. The school said Hill was not flying UVU aircraft at the time of the accident.
Hill leaves behind a wife and two children.

There will be a funeral held for Ben on Friday, October 30th at 11:00 am at an LDS chapel in Springville. The address is: 1627 West Cadbury Lane, Springville.

ALSO - there have been memorial funds set up to help support Ben's wife and two children. You can donate at any Wells Fargo, UCCU or by going here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Book by Brother Anderson - Update

I mentioned back in April, at our last reunion, that Brother Karl Anderson has been working on a new book about Kirtland. This one will focus on Christ and His appearances in the Kirtland area. I am very excited for the book and know many of you are as well.

I called Brother Anderson the other day to get an update. He said he has sent it off to the publisher and they are going back and forth with the edits and revisions.... so he is hoping it will be done soon. (Soon in book terms, I found out, is not that soon... :) ) So, I will keep you all posted and let you know when we can get a copy. :)

Thank you to Brother Anderson and his sweet wife for all they do for Kirtland, the OCM and Church History, in general. I believe I can speak for anyone who has served in Kirtland and say we love you both!