Since the age of 11, Faith Acuna had been dreaming of a big party for her 18th birthday. Her dream of having a big party was radically changed in February 2012, when she attended the women’s conference, Daughters of the King, held in Khon Kaen,Thailand. The conference was organized and hosted by Sandra Kuehn, Go To Nations Asia Pacific Director, and her daughter Rebekah. Faith’s idea of a big party was radically changed and replaced with the God-given desire to host a youth mission conference instead. Asian Youth Ablaze was birthed.
January 3-5, 2013, 173 youth from 5 nations attended this mission conference. Among those who attended were 21 Vietnamese, 1 Malaysian, 2 Americans, 5 Thais, and the rest were Filipinos from 4 provinces.
*Faith Acuna is the daughter of Missionaries to Thailand, Pastor Ariel and Paz Acuna.