Kevin Darrough

Dear all, 11 January 2009

Earlier this evening Kevin Darrough went to be with the Lord after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Linda and I were privileged to be with him shortly before he passed away, read some Scripture, and prayed with him. He was suffering intensely the last few days but now we know he is enjoying the saint’s everlasting rest.

For those of you who don’t know Kevin and his wife Kim they were students in the first Honolulu DTS along with Linda and I. They have been our dear friends,more like family, since pre-YWAM days and have remained so over the years. Kevin and Kim pioneered "Daybreak’, an evangelistic ministry that toured Asia in the early 80’s performing "Toymaker and Son" and other outreaches.

They later pioneered in Metro Manila and then later in Delhi, India. For the last 12 years they have served at YWAM Honolulu leading Schools of Missions and Evangelism and have been instrumental in seeing many young missionaries released, both short and long term, in the Pacific and Asia.

Kevin had a contagious love for Jesus, a heart for the lost (especially the unreached), and a unique sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Please pray for God’s grace for Kim as she has been at Kevin’s side in this battle for the last seven years.

Danny and Linda Lehmann



Kevin Darrough passed away January 10, 2009.
He was a man whose faith was a force.
He pioneered missions bases around the world and had a passion for training young leaders to reach the unreached.
This is a tribute.
…Until we meet again.


Year of Death: 2009

3 thoughts on “Kevin Darrough”

  1. I was saddened to hear of Kevin’s death. Just wanted to let Kim know that I am praying for her. Kevin and Kim were my outreach leaders in Fiji from that first Honolulu DTS. Though its been many years since we were in touch, I have very fond memories of you both, and remember what a sweet, soft heart Kevin had, how funny he was, and what a kind smile he had. Seeing your faces here and even just seeing Danny and Linda’s names brings back so many memories. I was surprised to see two pictures of myself from that outreach posted in the video on this site–which means you must have saved them. So hopefully you will remember me Kim. May the Lord comfort and sustain you.
    In Jesus,
    Lynn (Maddox) Tietze

  2. It is very sad to hear of Kevin leaving us. Kevin and Kim were some of the nicest and most inspiring people I knew. I know their lives have impacted and affected the lives of many people around the world, and somehow today the world is a little better place because of his life. I will always have great memories of him, and I am sure many people as well as myself miss him dearly. I will never forget his genuine concern and his sincere love for others, his character was a rare gem.
    Micah Aki

  3. Kevin’s life is so inspiring. May many others dare to invest their lives in what is eternal instead of financial – Mathew 5:33

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