Sumitra (Faa) Choemue is the co-founder and Country Director of GROW (Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide) in Thailand. The ministry focuses on rescuing at-risk children from the stark reality of physical and sexual abuse in Southeast Asia. Faa is Akha, a minority group, known in Thailand as “hill tribe,” that has been the victim of discrimination for many generations. She is the youngest of 12 children and came to Christ while living in a Christian home for girls. Faa is a dedicated, vibrant, and multitalented disciple of Christ. She is one of only about 100 people from her hill tribe (population about 70,000) that has managed to graduate from college. Additionally, she is a fierce advocate for some of the most vulnerable children in Thailand. Since 2009 GROW has been rescuing and bringing healing to children, families and their communities, using a solidly biblical approach to caring for “the least of these.” GROW is home to 30 children, which most were rescued through the efforts of Faa and the GROW staff.