Kyari Leen Alcantara Nava was born on Palau to missionaries teaching at Palau SDA Elementary school and Palau Mission Academy. She lived on Palau until age eight when her family returned to the Philippines. Kyari was a student missionary herself at Palau SDA Elementary School from 2016 to 2017. Javier A. Nava arrived the same year from San Fernando, California to spend a year as a student missionary at Palau Mission Academy. This year, they returned as a married couple to serve at Palau SDA Elementary.