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.
In 2007, Ra enrolled in Discipleship Training School (DTS) and it was during this time that he felt called to return to his home village to serve his community.
Upon his return, he saw a need to provide education to the village children and decided to start a youth ministry in his own home. So in December 2010, the Youth Development Center was born.
Today Ra runs the center with his wife Nougn. They have a son named Charat