Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Happy Warrior Home in Glory!

Harold Smith & Jim Lawhon enjoying a happy time at NRB 2010

To Dad's friends and fellow servants in the Lord.  

This is daughter Linda informing you that  God's servant Jim is 
now in heaven celebrating with his heavenly Father.  

He went peacefully last night with family by his side.  He gave a 
brave amd valiant effort the last few weeks as he worked to 
regain his strength following surgery and complications to 

God saw him through several victories along the way.  
Praise God. 

A friend of mine commented that he is probably checking 
to see if God's communication towers are working.  
Communication and keeping a promise he made to God 
were his life.  

He loved all of you. Thank you for being part of his life 
and serving the Lord. Praise be to our Lord!

Linda (Lawhon) Ross

Dear Linda, Dennis and the Lawhon Family,

It is sad for us, but joyful for Jim to be home with the Lord! 
Our love, prayers and gratitude to all the Lawhon Family 
for sharing your amazing father with us.

His love for Radio Kahuzi goes back to Kathy's father, 
Fred Bahler's last years in the States when we first learned 
about Jim's contacts with Fred. I believe he even went to 
visit Fred in Milwaukee and began his love affair with 
Rich and Kathy and Radio Kahuzi.

He was a constant encouragement to us in the home 
office with his regular phone calls: "just checking up 
on progress." His calls were always followed with a "gift" 
to move us ahead, which were so very timely. 

He was, also, right in the forefront of pushing for help 
from the engineering side of things. In those early days 
when we felt so alone and no one would listen to our 
pleas for was Jim who interceded for us 
and made the cogs and wheels turn in our direction. 
Without Jim's love, prayers, investment and intervention, 
most likely, we would not have gotten far. 

Thank you, Jim and for allowing the Holy Spirit to work 
through you. You made the Mountains Move and we will 
be thinking of you as we celebrate 25 Years of broadcasting 
the Gospel in Congo on December 24, 2017! 

Jim was with us at NRB 2010 to see Rich and Kathy 
awarded the "International Impact Award." How proud 
he was to see this happen.

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We Will ...Keep Looking Up! 
Harold and Barbara Smith & BESI / Radio Kahuzi Board of Directors

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                 Ron & Barbara Cline, Kathy & Richard McDonald 
                            Barbara & Harold Smith NRB 2010
                           (Jim was there enjoying the victory!)

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Remember, when you "take the knee" it is simply practice for a future event in your life:

"For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." Romans 14: 11

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Phillippians 2: 10, 11.