Thursday, December 28, 2006

Angkor Pictures!

Khmer Christmas!!!

Dec. 27th, 2006

Poipet Update!!!

Well I know this is late but hey, “Merry Christmas!”
I seriously pray you all had a great Christmas with your family and friends!
I spent Christmas day in Thailand at the beach, man was it sweet!!
Our International Church had a candle light service on the 24th, and on the 25th we had Christmas dinner with everyone involved in the ministry. I won’t lie to you, I ate enough for 3 Khmer men!!!

This last month in Cambodia has been wild!! We saw 35 people give their lives to Jesus and all 4 of our churches grew substantially, praise God! The Lord has truely been blessing the work in Poipet!
Our youth group is growing tremendously and many of our churches in the rural areas are growing in their faith big time!
Many of the people that we have been ministering to in the Aids clinic are recovering supernaturally, thank you Jesus!

I had the priveledge of having Tim Lindberg work with me this past month and man, we had a lot of fun teaching people the word of God!
He will be in Poipet until the 15th of January and then heads home to Canada. All 20 of the young Khmer men that he became close friends with will miss him a lot!
Tim and myself were actually able to take a road trip for a week and saw most of the country, it was awesome!! We rode on the roof racks of mini-vans, in pickup trucks full of pigs, buses with puking kids ect., you get the idea!!
We checked out the 1,000 yr old temples of Siem Reap, the killing fields and the S21 prison of Phnom Phen, and swam with the fish off the coast of Sihinoukville!
It was a very memorable trip as a 5 foot long white snake fell out of a tree on me as we hiked over a mountain!!!! Until that moment Tim had been super cool, but then he kind of lost it!!! No ones perfect!!!

In January I will be helping to lead the annual VBCI North Trip which is always a lot of fun. In February I will be off to Nepal to preach the Gospel in the Himalayas with a team from Sriracha. Were all supposed to be in training as the elevation is for real a killer!
In March I am back in Thailand teaching Church History at the Bible school and in May, I have the opportunity to go to Malaysia to preach at a Conference.

So yeah the future is very exciting and I am just pumped to see what God is going to do as we press in to know Him and the power of his ressurection!

I pray you all have a sweet New Year and will continue to delight yourselves in the Lord!! He is so good! His goodness leads me to repentence for real!!!!
Bless you,


Friday, November 17, 2006

Its all Jesus!!

I seriously don't know where to begin!!! Its been an encredible last month
in Cambodia, serving the King of Kings!!
We just finished up our first ever Victory Church of Cambodia Conference,
and thank you Jesus, it was a huge success!!!!
After a lot of planning and then frantic last minute preparation, our Conf.
kicked off on Friday night, Nov. 10th.
We met on the roof of this well known restaurant in Poipet, and by the grace
of God 120 people showed up the first night!! For us, this was major
breakthrough cause most of our home churches average 10-20 people!
4 Canadian Victory missionaries, serving God in Sriracha, came to help out
and record what God is doing in Poipet. They were such a blessing!! They all
preached during the Conf. and helped us pray for people and took video
footage of the ministry for the Continuum TV show.
For 2 and half days we worshipped together, prayed together, ate together
and were stirred up together by the word of God!!!
I believe many of the Khmer people's lives were changed as we prayed for the
Holy Spirit to fill them and transform their minds.
But all of this was just the icing on the cake of an amazingly fruiful last
We saw 29 people come to the Lord and of those 29, 4 of those people were
HIV positive waiting to die at a local clinic! Another 20 of those were kids
who got saved after Matt did his best Zacheus impression and climbed a
One of the major challenges of this last month was going through a life and
death situation with my Cambodian pastors wife.
She was 5 months pregnant when she first let us know that she had been
bleeding steadily for a month. Our American Dr. friend diagnosed the
situation and then called for an emergency meeting.
10 of us gathered together and then the Dr went on to say that unless
something was done immediately, both the mother and baby would die because
'Maria' had lost so much blood.
We prayed for her and then began to discuss what their next move should be.
After a few failed attempts at getting clean blood and proper care in
Cambodia, Pastor Ros and his wife crossed into Thailand to look for help
After being there for a few days the Dr's saw that Maria was getting weaker
and weaker. They decided to perform a 'C' section and remove the baby. The
baby died shortly after being removed.
Maria slowly recovered after the operation but is doing fine now and was
very involved in the Conf.
So praise God we are gaining momentuum in Cambodia and the gates of Hell
will not prevail against the bride of Christ!!!
My total support last month was $790.00. If you you feel led to support the
ministry I am involved in you can send finances to:

A and D World Missions
Box 26010 Centre Village Mall
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1H 6H4
(Cheques can be made out to 'A and D World Missions', with a note saying its
for Joel Reimer in Cambodia)
( Automatic Withdrawl can be arranged as well (email- You will recieve a tax deductible receipt for your

Please continue to pray for breakthrough in Poipet and that God would move
in power in the hearts of all the believers. Pray for a greater annointing
for myself to lead these people and to be a Christ-like example!!
Bless you all


Thursday, September 07, 2006

How it all Began!!!

My name is Joel Reimer and I am from Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
I was raised in a Christian family by my parents, Pete and Pauline Reimer.
Along with my 3 sisters, I accepted the Lord at a young age and was taught the Bible regularly at home and in church.
In high school a lot of the passion I had for the Lord was lost because of a new passion and obsession for the game of basketball.
After highschool I went to YWAM in the Carribbean and got my priorities straight.
At that time I was set free from a lot of personal issues I had been struggling with, and was having the funnest time of my life serving the Lord!
After YWAM I worked for a year and a half when some friends of mine took me to a Victory Conference in Calgary, Alberta.
At that conference I met Pastors Fred and Dianne Doell and Pastors Al and Terry Purvis.
Besides telling me all about the amazing opportunities in Thailand, they prayed over me and prophesied that I was called to serve God as a missionary in Asia!
In those days I didnt know much about listening to Gods voice and prophecy, but on my drive home to Abbotsford I cried most of the way because I knew God was calling me to move to Asia.
To make a long story short, I ended up going to VBCI in Sriracha, Chonburi for 4 years. I had an encredible time learning the things of God, being discipled, and having constant adventures all over the country.
After graduating from VBCI I went home for a year and built houses and then went back to Thailand to lead the practical ministry ministry at VBCI and to teach a few classes.
To go back at bit, in my third year of school my project was to go to Cambodia and plant a church. So every month for a week at a time I would go to Poipet, Cambodia and gather believers together and teach them the word of God.
After completing that project I felt called to Cambodia but really didn’t want to go.
Last year I gave in to that call and came to Poipet to work as a full-time church planting missionary.
Currently I am working with 3 different groups of believers in Cambodia.
One group meets in a house in a slum. Around 20 children and 10-20 adults attend this group every Sunday morning.
The other group I work with meets in a bamboo shack at a village just outside of Poipet. Around 10 people attend this group and they are all new believers.
The last group I work with is a church that is Pastored by my friend P. Ros. He is raising 20 orphaned or abandoned children as well as pastoring this church. This Church has around 40-50 attenders.
I teach these believers the word of God almost every Sunday and am raising others up to lead worship, teach and lead in prayer.
I am also teaching regular classes on leadership, basic Bible knowledge, music and English. As well, were starting a prison ministry and hospital ministry which I think is gong to bear a lot of fruit.
In the last 6 months I have seen over 45 people come to the Lord and 60 people baptized. At the moment I am discipling 4 young men who I believe are called to full-time ministry.
Cambodia is still recovering from the Civil War that occured more then 25 years ago. The people still have a victim mentality and are are constantly looking for outside help to solve their problems
There are 15 million people in Cambodia but only 1 percent of those people are Christians.
I praise God that I can play a part in the end time harvest in this nation!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

2006-07 in Asia Baby!!!

Well I have been back in Asia now for the last 3 days and its so good to be back!!
I had some sketchy turbulance from Vancouver to Taipei and was in prayer a lot during X-Men so praise God I made it here in one piece!!
I have been getting organized the last couple of days- license renewed and Insurance for Thai-motorbike, updating, adjusting to the killer time difference, working on my Church History course.
Again I want to thank all you who support me in prayer, financially and friendship! I appreciate all of you really and coudnt do what God has called me to do without your help, bless you for that!!
I head to Cambodia on Monday after going to a big youth Conf in Bangkok on Saturday. There will be 10,000 youth there praising God and hearing the word. This is huge for Thailand!!
Love you guys and look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I'm Back!!

Guys sorry for not writing for such a long time!!
How is everyone doing?
I am in Thailand now for a few days but head back to Cambodia on Monday.
I tried to send out a mass email and pictures in Cambodia but things out there are a little sketchy so it didnt work!!
But too make a long story short things are rockin in Poipet.
I am now looking over 4 homegroups and last Sunday many of those people got Baptized in a little dirty resevoir!!
Around 40 kids got baptized and 20 adults, it was awesome!
In the last 2 weeks we also saw over 33 people get saved!!
My friend, Pastor Ros and myself, also just helped a 22yr old Prostitute get out of a brothel with her 2yr old daughter. This was pretty exciting cause for a long time she didnt want to leave but this decision will change her life! Praise God!!
I am continuing to teach music out there and my english school is still open but nobody is coming!!
The gospel is going forth though and people lives are being changed so its very exciting!
Bless you guys back at home for your support and prayers


Hey Guys!! How are you?
Its been a while since I last wrote, sorry about that!
Well I have to take it back to Christmas'05 cause thats the last time I wrote!
Christmas was busy but lots of fun! Myself and a bunch of friends were
practicing music and performing for different events constantly. We
played in the Sriracha park on Christmas day, at the mall, and at a
boys prison in Bangkok!
Then I went up North to Ruamit village with some friends and was able
to relax a bit. I preached in a Karen hill-tribe church Jan. 1st and
the pastor gave me an authentic Karen vest that I got to preach in, so that was cool!
This last month in Cambodia God has really been moving!
In the last two weeks over 33 people have gotten saved, we just
babtized 60 people last Sunday and had our first foreign team come to
our church to put on a Leadership Conf.!
My freind P. Ros, and myself, also just helped a prostitute get out of
her brothel with her 2yr old daughter.
Bless all of you back home,