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We will be sending teams to Price House Ministries (Lynnwood) to bring back clothes and to World Vision (Fife) for our monthly shopping. Trucks or vans are very helpful. If you are able to help with either event, please contact Connie Phillips as to World Vision at 200 7893 or constancehp@yahoo.com , or , Anita Mitsui, as to Price House Ministries  (206) 353 9799.

 

We enjoyed a wonderful work party on Friday March 27th at Caleb House, packing and shipping 26 LBC boxes to villages in The Philippines and 50 boxes to Romania for gypsy villages. Shipping costs were $2,906.00 . Attached are several photos from the work party.

                       

 

                     

 

We had another excellent Caleb Work Party on Friday of Labor Day Weekend. Thank you all who helped and thank you all for the donations, prayer support and contributions!  God continues to be soooooo good to us. We shipped 21 LBC boxes to The Philippines at a cost of  $1365.00  Most of the boxes went to new recipients with just 5 to previous recipients. 


                                                                           

Jerry Brian Riess

pACKING  - September 27, 2013

We have just shipped off another 20 LBC boxes to The Philippines for the flood relief work. This brings us to a record 71 LBC boxes shipped in one month. At a cost of $65/box our shipping charges were  $4,116.00 for July. We also sent 18 boxes to Romania/Serbia this month. Thank you all for your special effort and help in getting this big job done.

pACKING pARTY - July, 2013

Photos from our last packing party. The blanket held up[ by Neta Hernandez was made by Blanche, the blind lady in her quilting group.

Click on each photo to enlarge the image.

 

aQUAFEST - July, 2013

Aquafest Parking was a real blast up at the Worley residence in Lake Stevens. Helpers included John and Tracy Worley, Nellie Crane, Bob Snyder, Mark DeBenedetti, Mike Phillips, and Donna Hernandez who provided Saturday evening meal, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunch! We raised near $1,100 to cover expenses on the coming Caleb trip to India! Thank you all who participated!

CALEB Fiesta Dinner and PACKING PARTY - June, 2013

Photos of the Caleb work party Friday, June 28th. It was a busy week for Caleb with Pastors Marben Lagmay and Sam Casova here from Stockton. Thursday evening our guests joined rehearsal with the music team for Light Under The Bridge in preparation for the Saturday service Under The Bridge. On Friday the Pastors joined us for the Friday Morning Bibe Study at 5:45 AM, the work party during the day and then Friday night Bible Study on Breaking Bondage. Bishop Marben "televised" the events by Skype on the internet to viewers in The Philippines and in California so Caleb partners could enjoy seeing our programs. Saturday Pastor Sam spoke at Light Under The Bridge and Saturday Evening they joined us at the Guitar Church to hear Pastor Alan Pierce teach, also broadcast by Internet to Caleb Partners. Light Under The Bridge is now a subsidiary of Caleb Ministries



CALEB PACKING PARTY - May, 2013

We had wonderful work party on May 31st, packing 16 boxes for the Philippines, including a wheelchair as requested. Thank you all for your help.

 CALEB PACKING PARTY - April, 2013

Caleb Packing Party on April 26th. We shipped 22 LBC Boxes to Tarlac, The Philippines and two boxes to Cynthia Mission at Abra in The Philippines.

January, 2013

The Caleb Work Party on Friday January 25th was a great time. Pictures are posted below. We shipped 24 LBC boxes to The Philippines, two "M" boxes  of Bibles and teaching books on the Bible to Malawi / Kenya,  24 boxes to Romania and one to PCR with recycling ink cartridges and cell phones. Shipping costs were just over $2100.00.   The Candy Packing Supply Room was reorganized and inventoried.
 
The shipment to Romania included Sanitation Kits for young girls in the gypsy colony near Braila and 22 boxes of clothing, food, medicines and blankets to Timisoara where the Caleb Program there is initiating an outreach into south Serbia to aid victims ravaged during the Croatian-Bosnia-Serbian War of 92.  The Pentecostal Christians were victims of atrocities and have remained in poverty since.

We have been ministering to the Bosnian victims through the Caleb Church at Partos (just across the Romanian border from Jebel) for 10 years through Pastor Dorin. Caleb helped purchase a house there for the church and I have preached there several times. We still provide counseling for the victims twice weekly.

Caleb Church @ Partos

 

December, 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Caleb White Elephant gift exchange, Christmas Caroling, Christmas Day Dinner, and New Years Eve Candy Packing Party. Each was a huge success thanks to your help! We love you all!  We packed over 6,000 candy packs for the second year in a roll. These will be distributed to children from Romania and Serbia to The Phillippines and Belieze, from Kenya and Nigeria to India and Pakistan. You are awesome...

 

September, 2012

We had a wonderful work party at the Caleb House on September 28th, packing 27 boxes for The Philippines and 7 for Romania. Photos show some of the activity. We continue to receive letters and e-mails from the villages of how much they appreciate our gifts. Next work party is October 26th at 10 am at Caleb House 16514 4th Ave S in Burien, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.   

Kudos to all who participated in the Caleb Yard Sale held this past weekend at  Caleb house. Under the excellent supervision of Helena Carlsen, over $450.00 was raised for Caleb Ministries. Thank you one and all! Because of your generous contributions and hard work, we can continue many of our programs reaching out to the less fortunate.

The Caleb Fiesta Dinner and Auction were a wonderful success. Approximately $4,024.00 was raised for Caleb Ministries. (Some monies are still being received and we are tracking a few pledged amounts and costs are as yet unpaid so exact figures are not yet known. We will apply a tithe and gift from proceeds to a funeral expense of a family in the Philippines whose son was killed in an automobile accident last weekend, and in purchase of bicycles for the seminary graduates in Mahadra India so they can reach mountain villages. and for medical outreach expenses in Nigeria. Funeral is $250, Bikes are $750 and Medical grant is $400. Balance will be used in Romania and Philippines trips and shipping expenses.

 

On Friday August 31st we had the largest packing party since giving up our warehouse in 2010. The volunteers sorted through donations to assemble and pack 25 LBC boxes for various villages in The Philippines and 12 parcels for Romania as well as Spanish bibles and New King James Bibles and clothing for Seattle's Light Under The Bridge homeless ministry.  Shipping costs were $1900.00 for the project. Forty-One volunteers showed for the packing event and 19 arrived again for the Friday Evening dinner and Bible Study Experiencing God! It was a busy day at Caleb House.

 

August, 2012

7 PM is Bible Study at Caleb House each Friday. Light dinner is served. This weeks lessons are from "That The World May Know" . The Experiencing God lesson is "Kingdom People". Each teaching is excellent. Attendance has been running 15 to 18 people but there is room for more. we conclude about 10 pm. All are welcome to come and join in.
 

September 2nd I will be speaking at Westside Foursquare Church at 10 AM service. The sermon topic is "Ask, Seek, ...Keep on Knocking!"

Janet & Emily Pitts and Donna Hernandez are organizing a Caleb fundraiser for Saturday, September 8th to be held at Westside Foursquare Church. They need to have volunteers for setup, serving, cooking, publicity, clean-up, etc. The plan is a simple dinner, Mexican Fiesta theme, followed by dessert auction. If you can help in any way, please contact Janet Pitts or Emily Pitts to let them know you are available to help. itsthepitts7@gmail.com 206
242 0321 We need folks experienced in Westside Foursquare logistics, of course.

Also, the 15th and 16th of Sept we are planning a
yard sale at Caleb House 16514 4th avenue south in Burien, which needs donations and volunteers to help as well. Helena Carlsen is heading up the project. AUSSIELENIE@YAHOO.COM  Items for yard sale should be delivered to the Caleb House the 13th, 14th or morning of 15th please. These projects are to raise funds for Caleb Ministries and for credit for Emily Pitts program at Seattle Pacific University.

July, 2012
 

CALEB  WORK PARTY are scheduled for the last Friday of each Month from 10 AM until around 2 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264).

AQUA FEST PARKING EVENT: Thursday evening July 26ththrough Sunday July 29th is the Aqua fest parking event at Lake Stevens. We direct parking of cars at the home of Traci and John Worley for donations to Caleb Ministry, earning from $800 to $1200 for our efforts. We camp out at the Worley residence and a great time is had by all. Volunteers can come for one day or two or the weekend! Call Nellie Crane at 206 778 6157 for details and to be placed on the list for this fun event!

JULY 7th will be a summer Candy Packing Party from noon until 5 PM followed by a Spaghetti Feed, again at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264). We hope to assemble about 4,000 candy packs for kids during this summer event. Plan to come and participate or just come for the Spaghetti Feed as your schedule permits

GAME NIGHT Each WEDNESDAY EVENING from 5 PM until 8 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. Please RSVP to 206 242 4264 so we have sufficient food on hand. Come play Yahtzee, Chicken Foot, Mexican Train, Uno, Hearts, Tripoly or Sequence with new friends!

June, 2012

CALEB WORK PARTY are scheduled for the last Friday of each Month from 10 AM until around 2 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264).

GAME NIGHT Each WEDNESDAY EVENING from 5 PM until 8 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. Please RSVP to 206 242 4264 so we have sufficient food on hand. Come play Yahtzee, Chicken Foot, Mexican Train, Uno, Hearts, Tripoly or Sequence with new friends!

BIBLE STUDY - FRIDAY EVENINGS:  That The World May Know.  March 30th through June 1st at 7 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. ALL ARE WELCOME. Each class has encore presentation of last week lesson plus viewing and discussion of new lesson.

May, 2012

CALEB WORK PARTY are scheduled for the last Friday of each Month from 10 AM until around 2 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264).

GAME NIGHT Each WEDNESDAY EVENING from 5 PM until 8 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. Please RSVP to 206 242 4264 so we have sufficient food on hand. Come play Yahtzee, Chicken Foot, Mexican Train, Uno, Hearts, Tripoly or Sequence with new friends!

BIBLE STUDY - FRIDAY EVENINGS:  That The World May Know.  March 30th through June 1st at 7 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. ALL ARE WELCOME. Each class has encore presentation of last week lesson plus viewing and discussion of new lesson.

April, 2012

BIBLE STUDY - FRIDAY EVENINGS:  That The World May Know.  March 30th through June 1st at 7 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. ALL ARE WELCOME. Each class has encore presentation of last week lesson plus viewing and discussion of new lesson.

SPAGHETTI FEED April 28th at 5 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264) Bring a side dish to complement the Spaghetti and salad provided. All are welcome to come and enjoy the fun!

April 27th CALEB WORK PARTY are scheduled for the last Friday of each Month from 10 AM until around 2 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264).

GAME NIGHT Each WEDNESDAY EVENING from 5 PM until 8 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. Please RSVP to 206 242 4264 so we have sufficient food on hand. Come play Yahtzee, Chicken Foot, Mexican Train, Uno, Hearts, Tripoly or Sequence with new friends!

March, 2012


CALEB WORK PARTIES are scheduled for the last Friday of each Month from 10 AM until around 2 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien (206 242 4264). March 30th

 

FRIDAY EVENINGS March 30th through June 1stat 7 PM at CALEB HOUSE, 16514 4th Ave South in Burien. Light dinner offered of hot dogs and salad, beverages. ALL ARE WELCOME. Each class has encore presentation of last week lesson plus viewing and discussion of new lesson.

World Vision is a great contributor to Caleb Ministries through their warehouse distribution program. They ask the agencies benefitting to give back some time helping in their warehouse. We have done this twice before and it can be great fun. They ask us to limit it to 10 volunteers. If you would like to join is, the next work party is March 23rd,  11AM to 2PM. We would leave my house at 10 AM and be back by 3.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, CALL CONNIE PHILLIPS at 206 200 7893 TO GET ON THE LIST.
There are just 10 slots.

 

February, 2012

The Caleb Work Party on February 24th packed 26 LBC boxes plus one recycling box of printer cartridges and cell phones. The LBC boxes were shipped to 6 different locations in The Philippines on Monday, February 27th. Shipping charges were $1,435.00.

January, 2012

The Caleb annual meeting was held Friday, January 7th.
 

December, 2011

This Christmas Caleb hosted its first "Stone Soup" party, inviting those who had no family or activity to attend Christmas Day evening to come for dinner and fellowship. We served Ham, scallop potatoes, bean casserole, pasta salad, green salad, mashed potatoes, ice cream cake, 4 pies, and assorted other goodies. There were gifts and party favors for all. After dinner, we showed the videos "The Star of Bethlehem" and then "The Nativity". Everyone appeared to have a great time and want to do it next year as well Thanks to Sara and Bill, Jon Meer, and Darrell and Sally for helping out with gifts and refreshments, and to Nellie for massive cooking talents!

 

The Annual Caleb Christmas Caroling and White Elephant Gift Exchange were a great time. Thank you all for coming and special thanks to Blake Woolsey for bringing live music to our gathering and Pauline Smith for bringing Blake Woolsey to our party! They are a great addition to the Caleb family.

September, 2011

We had wonderful work party Sept 30th. Twenty three boxes were packed and shipped to the Philippines to 5 different locations. Two parcels including two violins were sent to Romania. Four were shipped to India and three to Africa. Total shipping expense incurred was $1,758.00. Please plan to come join us on October 28th at 10 AM for our next work party.

World Vision Spaghetti Feed

In event you missed it, here are a few photos from the recent Caleb events. Eleven Caleb volunteers devoted a Friday to working as volunteers at the World Vision warehouse in Fife, as a thank you for their fine contributions all over the world, including partnering with Caleb Ministries. Then on Saturday, Sept 24th we had a spaghetti feed at the Caleb house. A great time was had by all.....

June, 2011 Spaghetti Feed & Work Party

Here are photos from the Caleb work party of last Friday June 24th and Spaghetti Feed June 25th. We packed 22 boxes for The Philippines and five for Africa. the Spaghetti Feed featured Bishop Marben Lagmy and his wife Dr Amy Lagmay as guests. We were blessed to have much music including keyboard and leading of worship by Blake Wooley from House of Mercy church in Federal Way.It was a very blessed evening for all!

November, 2010

For Caleb Volunteers in Seattle area, we have a work party Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, for packing for Alaska, Romania, The Philippines and preparations for New Years Candypacking.  Work party starts at 10 AM at 16514 4th Ave S, Burien and will last until about 2 or 3 pm.   Lets have a potluck lunch of Thanksgiving Leftovers....bring whatever you might have and we will stop at 1;00 and have a "brunch".
 

September, 2010

There will be MOVIE NIGHT this coming Friday at 7 PM at Jerry Riess home. Movie is "Milkpail to Pulpit", story of Amy Semple MacPherson, the inspiration for the Foursquare Church movement. This is about an hour. Second feature will be "Pilgrims Progress" for those who missed it last month. We will have hotdogs, chili dogs, popcorn and pop. All are welcome. 
 
Friday September 24th is Caleb Workparty from 10 AM until 2 pm. We will be packing for Kenya, The Philippines, Alaska and Malwai. Cynthia will be visiting from the Heart of God Mission in Abra, The Philippines.
 
Saturday, September 25th at 5:30 will be the last Spaghetti Feed for this year, again at my home as I leave for Romania October 13th for 5 weeks.

 August, 2010

Next Sunday, August 15th I have been given the privilege of preaching once again at Westside Foursquare Church at the 10 AM service. 11452 26th ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146.  My subject will be "By what Name Does God Call You" . It will be a sermon rather than a Caleb Ministry update. Please come if you can. Services are out at approximately 11:45. Pastor Dan Johnson is taking a vacation day from the pulpit.
 
It is not often I am given the opportunity to preach in the Seattle area so I covet your prayers as always.

 
 

June, 2010

Westside Foursquare Church  in Shorewood (Burien) at 11452 26th Ave SW has graciously offered to let CALEB MINISTRIES operate the annual Church Parking lot yardsale on JUNE 5th, 2010 to benefit Caleb Ministries.  This is the day of the annual SHOREWOOD COMMUNITY WIDE YARDSALE  so potentially there could be a wonderful turnout.
 
We need people to rent stalls  in the parking lot at $20/space. Setup will be from 8:30 AM and the sales from 10 AM until 3:00 PM. We need people to help set up the tables in the stalls,  make and place signs advertising the location, and help with trucks to remove the leftovers to Goodwill.
 
Please call Jerry Riess at 206 242 4264 to volunteer or to rent a space.

 

April, 2010

  • Trip to India April 20-May 20th.

 March, 2010

  • Sunday, March 14th, 10:30 AM, Jerry Riess will preach at Hope Christian Community, 632 SW 143rd Street Burien, WA 98166 206-244-1399.

  • Saturday, March 20th, 1 PM,  "The Chorba Trail" Book signing at Bible Book Store, 8th Ave  in Burien

  • Friday, March 26th, 10 AM, Caleb work party  at 16514 4th Ave South, Burien

  • Saturday, March 27th, 5 PM, Caleb Spaghetti Feed, 16514 4th Ave South, Burien

  • We will be scheduling Board Meeting and Holy Spirit Prayer Meeting as soon as we have dates available in March or early April.

 

February, 2010

  • Friday February 5th, 4 PM to 7 PM, Autograph Party and Reading of "The Chorba trail" at Germaines Restaurant

  • Sunday, Feb 7th  6 pm  Jerry Riess preaching @ Romanian Pentecostal Church Service 8315 NE 155th, Kenmore

  •  Friday, February 26th, 10 AM, 16514 4th Ave S in Burien, Caleb work party packing for Romania & Philippines

  • Sunday, Feb 28th 9:45 Bible Baptist Church in Burien & Korean Church 11 AM, Jerry Riess preaching.

 

January, 2010

Bishop Marben Lagmay from the Philippines is staying at Riess Home, 16514 4th Ave S in Burien, WA,  until February 2nd. Come by and say hello!

  • Board Meeting, January 8th, 10 AM, 16514 4th Ave S in Burien. Board Meetings are open if anyone wishes to observe. It should be over by noon.

  • Sunday, January 10th, 10 AM, Jerry Riess will preach at Westside Foursquare Church on Romania Outreach

  • Tuesday January 26th, 6PM to 7 PM,  8th Ave Bible Bookstore in Burien reading and autograph party for "The Chorba Trail"

  • Friday January 29th Caleb work Party packing for Romania & Philippines,  10 AM to 2 PM,  16514 4th Ave S in Burien

  • Saturday, January 30th, 5 PM, Caleb Spaghetti Feed Spaghetti Feed, 16514 4th Ave S in Burien

  • Sunday January 31st, 10 AM, Caleb Guest Bishop Marben Lagmay from the Philippines speaks at Burien Bible Baptist/Open Door Church

 

January 2010 - Spaghetti Feed and Packing


So much going on - It's fun to see what's happened!

 

 

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