Hear how Vuthy was impacted by a short-term team and how he is transforming his community for God.
YDC Phnom Penh, Ministry Leader It was December of 2007 when Jeff first experienced life in Cambodia with his outreach team from the United States. As they ministered to the Cambodian people, his heart was touched by their needs. He saw how effective he could be and decided to commit to serving the country’s people. He returned to his home town in the state
Ango and Asui
Youth Assistance Project, Ministry Leader Ango and Asui both grew up in Northeast India and came from Christian homes. In 2007, Ango was prompted by God to reach out to people in Southeast Asia and so, he decided to move to Cambodia in 2009. At the time, Asui had already settled in Cambodia and was working to develop a newYouth Development Center in the
Ra and Nough
YDC Kampong Speu, Ministry Leaders Son of Buddhist parents, Ra Heng grew up in a village in Kampong Speu, Cambodia. As a young man, Ra moved to Phnom Penh in pursuit of employment and found work in a local restaurant as a waiter. Every morning, an American pastor would share the gospel with the staff and it wasn’t long after that Ra accepted Christ and began working for the pastor’s church.
YDC Kampot, Ministry Leader Vuthy grew up in a Buddhist family in a small rural village in Kampot province. At 23 years old, he moved to Phnom Penh to be a tuk-tuk driver. It was during this time that he was inspired by the overseas outreach teams he met to learn more about Christianity. After attending a local church, he accepted Christ in May 2007 and decided to enroll in UofN’s Discipleship Training
Umong and Nary
YDC Kampong Cham Prek Pol, Ministry Leaders Umong grew up with three brothers. Ue, an elder brother, introduced Umong to Christ during his teenage years. His desire to deepen his faith led him to enroll in UofN’s Discipleship Training School after finishing high school. In 2008, he furthered his studies at the School of Biblical Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon his return to Cambodia,Umong met Nary in Phnom Penh.
Tim and Melanie Chan
Children at Risk: Chom Choa, Ministry Leaders Cambodian-born Tim started working for UofN as a translator. He crossed paths with Melani when she led an outreach team in Phnom Penh in 2003. Having just completed her studies at the Children at Risk school in Kona, Hawaii, Melani’s heart broke for the children she ministered to in orphanages, so decided to move over in 2004 to continue serving Cambodian people through UofN. In
Children at Risk: Bati, Ministry Leader Piseth Sam grew up in a family of 8 in Kampong Cham. He completed his Discipleship Training in the Philippines and became a founding member of the school in Phnom Penh. Having established DTS in Phnom Penh, he continued serving at UofN by leading outreach teams and teaching in the classes. By 2005, he had met and married his wife
Young Ju and Song hee
Joshua Center Ministry Leaders Young Ju Park grew up in a Christian household in Korea. Much of his life has been devoted to YWAM’s ministries, beginning with his discipleship training in YWAM’s DTS in 1990. In 1997, he felt God call him to preach the Gospel to Cambodians. Having experienced life in Cambodia through outreach trips, he decided to move to Cambodia with his wife, Song Hee. After years
UofN Base and Outreach Team Staff Vandy has been working at UofN since he graduated from our Discipleship Training School in 2011. With his outgoing personality, Vandy welcomes outreach teams from overseas and ensures teams are well supported during their stay. His role involves transporting teams to and from UofN’s various projects and also translating between Khmer and English. Vandy’s administrative responsibilities at the
University DTS Staff Tida was a student of UDTS in 2012 and joined the staff after he completed the training. He serves in the school by providing counseling to the students, meeting up with them in the mornings throughout the week. Passionate about sharing the Gospel, he often leads students through the 7 Steps Course, which helps to prepare students for the UDTS. Tida’s
DTS Staff Srey Nech came on staff with University of the Nations (UofN) after her DTS in August 2013. She is passionate about seeing young people rise up which is why discipling students at UofN’s Disciple Training School is such a great fit. She wants to stand behind and encourage young people to go deeper in their walk with the Lord. She dreams about
Youth Development Center Staff Naomi graduated from UofN’s Discipleship Training School in early 2013 and subsequently joined the team at our Phnom Penh Youth Development Center. There, she is studying in the English classes and assists leaders in sharing the Gospel to her classmates. Also as a staff member of the center, she is developing the children’s outreach program where she encourages other students
University DTS Staff Kuntha has been volunteering with UofN since after graduating from high school. He joined the campus ministry after completing his UDTS in 2010. As a student leader coordinator, he helps to organize outreaches at the four main universities in Phnom Penh which includes the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the Royal University of Agriculture. His role is diverse as he
University DTS Staff Kim Hourt started working at UDTS in 2010. As an assistant leader, Kim Hourt helps to run the school alongside the school’s founder, Young Ju. He is also the outreach leader where he organizes the student’s missions trips during the outreach phase of the program. His vision is to build university students up as disciples of Christ so that they may
DTS Staff Dara came on staff with University of the Nations (UofN) after his DTS in August 2013. Dara says, “Now that I know Jesus I need to make Him Known,” so he is helping to disciple students at UofN’s Disciple Training School. He wants to continue to grow in his re- lationship with God so his family will see the light of Christ
Rocky & Iris
Kampong Cham Rocky and Iris came from Manipur, India, in 2013 on mission for Jesus. The couple both grew up in Christian homes and met when they started working with YWAM Delhi in 2003. Both of them are passionate about seeing people from Buddhist countries encounter the love of Jesus. God has blessed them with their daughter, Ari. In early 2015, after time in
Chenda Mony Ek
Leadership Team/Administration/Teacher Mony came on board as a staff member of UofN in 2005 as an accountant and general administrator. Since then, she has been involved in several ministry schools as a staff member and as a Bible teacher. Also, as part of the leadership team, she offers a Cambodian perspective which helps the team develop the staff and programs. She is passionate for
Mek and Tam
Discipleship Training School (DTS) Leaders Mek and Tam got married in May 2014, after meeting at UofN Phnom Penh. In February 2015 they had a baby girl named Aili. Together they lead the DTS. They are responsible for all areas of the DTS, which includes spiritual, emotional, and practical care. They lead the staff team and disciple and guide the students. Under their leadership,
UofN Base Staff Lan started working at UofN in December 2011. She helps to prepare meals for the staff, outreach teams and DTS students who gather for lunch at the base’s dining hall everyday. She currently attends English and computer classes as she hopes to develop these skills to teach children from poor communities. Coming from a non-Christian background, Lan desired to learn more
DTS STaff, Healthcare and Evangelism Srey Pov has been working with University of the Nations (UofN) for 3 years. She plays an integral role in discipling students at UofN’s Disciple Training School. She is also working in UofN’s Women at Risk Ministry (Punlue Jivet) team to transform the broken lives of many women in Cambodia. Passionate about giving hope to the hopeless, Srey Pov
What we do at UofN
This Video from UofN Battambang gives a concise but compelling look at what we do here in Cambodia.