The Lyfords

Serving full time with YWAM in Cambodia

Who We Are

We've both been serving with YWAM since 2003 and are passionate about training, mobilizing, and modeling for others how to engage in missions amongst unreached

What We Do

We're currently leading a YWAM Base in the city of Poipet committed to serving the community, educating youth, and developing leaders who speak truth, stand for justice, and restore what's broken in their lives and then the world.

Get Involved

Come and serve with us, commit to pray for us, or partner with us financially. Everything we do is funded and fueled by partners and friends giving their time, prayers, and finances to advance God's kingdom in Cambodia.

Meet The Team

Our Community has over 20 full time volunteers and 30 short term volunteers at any given time.
Uriah Lyford

Uriah Lyford

Base Director

With over 15 years experience working in Cambodia Uriah provides overall vision and direction for the Poipet Ywam Base. He creates and maintains relationships with the local and international community, while recruiting and developing leaders to be a force for change.

Naomi Lyford

Naomi Lyford

Community Education

Naomi provides consulting and training to various schools and teachers to help improve and develop education in our city. She's currently finishing her masters looking for the most effective method of providing educational opportunities for the poor.

Conner King

Conner King

Base Leader

Conner has been working in Cambodia for 4 years and took point on starting our Youth Development Center and kicking off the Discipleship Training School. He currently provides leadership to the community and helps to keep the systems and relationships in the base flourishing and fruitful.

Lauren King

Lauren King

Systems Manager

Lauren has been working in Cambodia for 4 years. She has helped to provide leadership to our Hospitality department, the School of Ministry and Development, and led the second 9 month volunteer team from Kona Hawaii.


What key people in our lives say about us
William & Diane Severi

William & Diane Severi

Business owners & Ministry Partners

"Uriah and Naomi are a uniquely compatible and gifted team annoited for long-term missions work in Poipet. Together, they are both visionary and able to manage details extraordinarily well. Both Naomi and Uriah love Jesus first, and demonstrate strong and godly leadership skills as well as a deep love and care for people. We believe these two will impact Cambodia for the cause of Christ and the spread of the gospel."

Garth & Caroline Gustafson

Garth & Caroline Gustafson

YWAM Battambang Leaders

"Uriah and Naomi are a dynamic couple whose leadership has been proved over decades of experience in ministry and missions in Asia. Their gifts compliment each other with an amazing combination of strategic leadership, a heart for the poor and the needy, raising up and releasing the next generation, and all of this grounded in deep foundations of character, integrity and intimacy with God."

Scott & Linna Martz

Scott & Linna Martz

Foursquare Pastors

"Authentic. Passionate. Safe.
Naomi & Uriah Lyford tirelessly pursue the Lord's will as they train young men and women. They are agents of transformation - for those they work with and the communities they serve. I think the highest compliment is that our high school daughter cannot wait to do her DTS with the Lyfords -- they have made that much of an impact on her."


Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us!

Find us in Poipet

A09-A12 Phum Mettapheap Poipet City, Banteay Meanchay Province Kingdom of Cambodia

Drop us a line

(WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat)
📞Skype & FB Mes: Uriah Lyford & Naomi Lyford
📸 IG: @Uriahforest & @naomiswhere

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