Monday, February 20, 2012

Life and Friends!!

Currently it feels like our life is in Limbo!! We are wanting to be living and serving in SE Asia, but at the same time need to be working and preparing in Canada, Both places are truly amazing but at this time it seems, emotionally for me,
we're kind of stuck in the middle! The blessing about being home is of course being around family and friends! Good friends of ours Kris and Tabitha Pagan, missionaries in Thailand, were traveling through Vancouver on their way back to Thailand and spent 4 days with us. It was so awesome having them around and part of our lives. They have a little boy, Ephraim, who was truly a miracle, and we just had a great time showing them around the lower mainland despite the rain and cold! When the Pagans were here we also had a little mini 'Band' reunion! We all got together with Kyle and Andrea Hendy and their little baby girl Ivy in Walnut Grove. It was the first time that Kris, Kyle and I have been together since our Bible School days in Thailand where we ended our Graduation night with a concert for the staff and students. We called our band the 'Sriracha Rangers' Kris was the lead singer, Kyle played guitar and I was the drummer. In our minds the one and only concert was legendary!! So I had to include a picture of the band reunion! The other pictures are of me and Avin at a little getaway, that was part of a wedding present from her old neighbors in White Rock. Blessings and please be praying for us as we prepare to go back to Cambodia to preach the Gospel and make disciples. Joel Reimer

Friday, February 10, 2012

Reimer News!!!

Friends!!!!! How are things going?!!! Pray you're all doing well!! We are doing fantastic!! We have been married for over 5 months now and every day just keeps on getting better! God is so Good!!! We just wanted to give a little update as to what we have been doing, and what we're planning on doing in the future!! To start with, we are both still working at sister restaurants, 'The Washington Avenue Grill' and 'The Vault'. God continues to provide for our needs through our jobs and we're both amazed at how many 'God' moments we have at work with customers and co-workers. Despite the late nights at our jobs, we have been able to share with the Missions classes at my old high school, MEI in Abbotsford, and help teach Thai and Thai culture with an MEI team heading to Thailand this spring. As well, I have had the the opportunity to serve on the worship team at our home church, Christian Life Assembly (CLA) in Langley, and on occasion preach at evening services. This month at CLA there is a Missions emphasis and we will be involved with some of the banquets and different meetings to encourage people to get involved in missions. Recently we were in eastern Washington state, visiting my cousins church, and we were able to share our vision and our hearts with them. Driving home from there in blizzard conditions was quite the adventure but that's another story! As many of you know, we are still planning on returning to Cambodia as soon as possible. We are planning on moving to Phnom Pehn, the capital city, and enrolling at a Language school and learning the Khmer language, as well as volunteering at New Life Church and whatever opportunities God brings our way. We also have been asked to teach various courses at 'Impact School of Missions' in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2012, and January 2013. After our first year in Cambodia we are hoping to continue to plant churches and preach the Gospel wherever the Lord would lead us. At this time we are fundraising and believing God for the monthly support that we will need to live overseas. The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) is encouraging us to have 75 percent of our budget raised before buying our tickets for Cambodia. At this time we have raised 45 percent of our monthly budget. Please be praying for us as we prepare to head back to Asia. Pray that God would use us while we're in Canada and that Jesus would be glorified through our lives in all that we do. If God is leading you to support our ministry in Cambodia, please go to Blessings Joel and Avin Reimer 604-832-2603