Uriah and Naomi Lyford
I did my DTS in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2003 and came to Cambodia on outreach. I am the founder and leader of the YWAM base here in Poipet. In addition to base leadership responsibilities, I regularly meet with local sphere leaders in the community (government, business, education, etc). My use of social media (particularly Facebook) has created a powerful platform to educate and develop Cambodians across the nation through videos and posts I make in the Khmer language. I am passionate about continuing to develop young leaders, utilize social media for the gospel and pioneer new works in new areas. I hope to continue to build strong relationships with the government here in Cambodia to better serve the nation as a whole.
I did my DTS in Perth, Australia in 2003 and went to Sri Lanka on outreach. When I'm not busy with our two small children (Abiyah and Acacia) I love to disciple young women and utilize my teaching gift when possible. As I am passionate about education I act as a consultant to our YDC as well as other local schools. In the future I hope to help start an elementary (and possibly even a high school!) that could serve as a training center for other teachers and help create jobs for those in need.