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Joshua & Elizabeth Opena

Asia – U.S. Based Partners



Contact Joshua & Elizabeth Opena

Joshua and Ellizabeth are joining the FMWM Asia team as U.S. Based Partners providing support and development in Asia under the leadership of Area Director Eric and International Missionary Alan Bacus.

Joshua and Elizabeth served as church planters in the Philippines for more than 10 years prior to immigrating to the United States. They now reside in Sacramento, California. Joshua is the former lead pastor of God’s Family Christian Fellowship, a Filipino church affiliated with the Network of Undeniable Blessings (formerly the Sierra Pacific Conference) of the Free Methodist Church. He served as a bi-vocational pastor, hospice chaplain and medical social worker. Elizabeth is a certified Math teacher but actively served the church playing the piano, overseeing church events and performing administrative duties.

Pray For

  • the Father to open doors of opportunity for ministry
  • God’s provision of prayer and financial support for Great Commission work in Asia
  • sensitivity to know, believe and obey God’s will
  • a persevering spirit when challenges or obstacles arise
  • seeds of faith will be planted through the Opena’s and will result in a great harvest of fruit

Recent Heartbeat Articles

Saying Yes to Unexpected Opportunities

Saying Yes to Unexpected Opportunities

My story begins in Baguio City, Philippines. I was 11 years old when the Free Methodist work began in our city. At an early age, I established a personal relationship with God and had the opportunity to develop my talents in a community of love and faith. Although my...

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