Ariel and Maria Paz have been missionaries with Go To Nations since January 2003. They have two children, Faith and David. Ariel and Paz are graduates of Calvary Bible Institute in the Philippines. Through prison ministries, evangelistic crusades, campus ministry and feeding programs, the Acunas have led over 40,000 people to Christ.
They pioneered 8 churches in four provinces in the Philippines and founded Calvary Bible Institute in two provinces. These mobile bible schools have graduated 119 students. Those graduates have planted 26 churches.
Ariel and Maria Paz are frequent speakers in churches and conferences. They also travel and teach at Calvary Bible Schools in Vietnam , Cambodia, India and Thailand.
Ariel and his family are currently based in Chiang Rai, Thailand. He and Paz are the Thailand National Directors and Southeast Asia West Regional Directors. Their primary focus is to revolutionize the churches in the area of evangelism, leadership development and church planting. As of now, there are only 1.6 % Christians in Thailand. The Acuna family desires to see a transformation within the land.