Walter was born on December 5th. He speaks English, Romanian Swahili and Dholuo.His missionary involvement includes:
- Preaching & teaching
- Church Planting
- Evangelism & Discipleship
- Leadership Developement
Rozie was born on August 17th. Her missionary involvement includes:
- Ladies Ministries
- Volunteer school teacher
The Opendas received their missionary calling in 2012. In 2013 they arrived in Bucharest Romania together with their two Children Sharlene and Jeremy who were 8 and 5 years old respectively. After two years of partnership with a local church where they served as assistant pastor, they started a new church plant which they served as lead pastor for four years.
Walter and Rozie were also actively involved in prison ministry where they participated in several rehabilitation programs as well us conducted several evangelical and discipleship programs at two prisons
In June 2019, The Openda family took a furlough break for seven months and thereafter returned to Romania and are in the process of planting a new ministry, GRACE Ministries Romania.
The new ministry will be a major platform for church planting, leadership developement and Discipleship. GRACE Ministries is equally a center for outreach and rehabilitation for people recovering from drug addiction and restoring them to positive active lives within the community.
Walter and Rozie are also involved with KIDZ Romania which is a ministry that specializes in outreach to children and children ministry workers. Walter is leading The Royal Rangers program which is a new branch ok ministry within Kidz Romania