News Ministries was a Christ-centered, charitable, non-profit
organization. All personnel were volunteers.
Caleb was located in Seattle, Washington. Nearly every month donations from many
sources shipped directly to villages, orphanages and
hospitals in Romania and other third world countries.
Warm clothing and shoes, nutritional supplements to the
malnourished, non-perishable foods and groceries, medicines
(over the counter and prescription drugs), health care supplies,
toys, household supplies, blankets and sleeping bags, household
goods, and tools were given freely to the
many peasants, villagers, elderly, orphans, street children,
homeless adults and schools.
After decades of work for our Lord, Caleb's director, pastor and our friend,
Jerry Riess, went to be with our Savior. In November, Caleb's board of
directors voted to dissolve the corporation and the organization ceased all
operations on December 31, 2022.
CALEB GOOD NEWS MINISTRIES CEASED
OPERATION ON DECEMBER 31, 2022
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR
PASTOR JERRY RIESS
was held on
December 10th at 11:00 a.m. at
the Highline Christian Church
in Burien, WA.
Over the past
week the board for Caleb Good News Ministries has been
discussing the future of the ministry knowing that Jerry had
hoped there would be a successor to take over
Caleb. Unfortunately a successor was not to be found. Thus
with the passing of Jerry onto the Lords kingdom, the board
of directors has discussed and voted to dissolve the
not-for-profit organization. With that said, we wanted to
hold one final packing party to celebrate this great
ministry, and to give us all one more chance to serve and
fellowship knowing that he is in a better place. There
will surely be a story or two as we reminisce during this
clothing donations, we are still gathering a few items for
packing the boxes at the packing party. Any additional
clothes and food items we are not able to ship will be
donated to a local charity.
financial donations, Caleb will continue to accept monetary
donations through December 15th. We currently do not have
enough funds to send the anticipated number of boxes for the
final shipment. However we are trusting God will
provide. In the event we are able to cover the shipping
costs, the remaining funds will be donated to a local church
or charity to be determined by the board.
Shipping Party - November 25th, 10 AM, Caleb
House, 16514 4th Avenue S, Burien, WA.
Final Day for financial donations - December 15th
Notice - November 2, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters in
It is with much sadness and
heaviness of heart that I write this to inform you all that my
father, Jerry Riess, passed away the morning of October 23,
2022. He died peacefully in his sleep, and woke up in the arms
of his personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am sorry that I have to convey
this message to all of you, but we can rejoice in the fact that
my father is no longer feeling any pain or sorrow, but is now
rejoicing and celebrating in the throne room of God.
There will be more information to
come on the Memorial for my father. We are hoping to have a
Celebration of Life sometime in December.
We can also rejoice in the
knowledge that Caleb Good News Ministries impacted so many lives
for the purpose of bringing the Gospel of Christ to nations
across the world, and to show His love for all people in all
nations, and to bring salvation and redemption to others in all
stages of life around the world.
Thank you all for the love you
have shown my father. He was loved by many and was so grateful
for the valuable friendship he shared with you all. Blessings to
you for the love you gave to my father.
Your Sister In Christ,
Caleb shipped 372
boxes to The Philippines in 2022. Half were
food and rice; half contained clothing, medical supplies, school
supplies, theological book treasures, and household goods. 634
boxes shipped in 2021. 506 boxes were shipped in 2020. In 2020, we
provided grants to overseas affiliates
for food and family funeral services of Caleb workers of
$18,305.59. Caleb issued increased grants of $21,680.95 in 2021, primarily for rice and food for
elderly and orphans in Africa and The Philippines. final
donation of all funds remaining after the final shipment was
donated to World Vision. Remaining foodstuffs, tables, and
shipping supplies were donated to other local charities.
Caleb has been asked for the following items by churches and/or
· Medications—over-the- counter medications/half used medicines
(call Jerry Riess at 206 242 4264 to verify usefulness).
· Clothing—Linens, cloth, light weight summer clothing, shoes
(especially flip-flops), winter clothing, & larger sized clothing.
· Romania is seeking heavier clothing and donations of food
items to minister
to the poor in south Serbia.
· Baby blankets & quilts
· Food—rice, beans, Spam, canned meats of
Velveeta cheese, canned cocoa, and powdered milk
· Musical Instruments (small)—accordions, harmonicas, violins,
· Hygiene items—tooth-brushes, travel-sized scented soaps,
toothpaste, and bandages Bibles—and books on scripture, study Bibles.
to foster the Spirit of The Word of God, Caleb Ministries
extends encouragement to like-minded ministries throughout the
World, encouraging the undertaking of programs which reach
otherwise hidden peoples who do not have access to
evangelism, ministry, or basic necessities of life. The Caleb
Good News Ministries seeks to affiliate with Bible believing,
born again, churched, and spirit-filled believers desiring to
serve others, without reward or personal recognition.
Recognizing that true Faith is a relationship with Jesus and a belief in the truths of The Word of God, we invite those bodies
of believers of like-mind to affiliate with our ministry in
reaching others that none be left behind!
Caleb Affiliate - Liberia! Our
newest affiliate is “International Disciple Training Academy"
Situated between The Gold
Coast (Cote’ d’Nore), and Sierra Leone, The International
Disciple Training Center has completed application to become the
18th African Caleb training Center. With 48 churches, they have
proudly established outdoor billboards across their country,
proclaiming how they are linked to Caleb Ministry of “Burien
USA." In their own words, “Covenant kingdom apostolic family
greetings from us, your extension family of Liberia. We are
indeed honored and grateful to have heard from you with those
powerful encouraging words, indeed, that is now covenant kingdom
family duties to encourage each other especially in times like
these when the world is going the wrong direction instead of the
direction of Christ, thanks thanks and thanks a million for such
an incredible and wonderful encouragement words in Jesus name,
amen (Romans 8:28 and Psalms 133:1-3 and Hebrews 10:25) “
Caleb also assists many
the world - meet just one...
Bible Foundation, a nonprofit corporation out of Oregon has
chosen Caleb ministries to receive Bibles and Bible texts. The
Foundation encourages people to donate books and Bibles that are not
being used in order to redistribute them to those in need. We receive
boxes of Bibles from them several times a month and sort through to
decide where to send them. The Bibles come in various languages; some
are study Bibles and others are children's. Through the generosity of
this wonderful ministry we have been able to send literally hundreds of
Bibles to seminaries, Bible colleges, churches, villages, and
individuals. Through the use of M-bags media mailing privileges at the
post office, we have shipped bags to Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Nigeria,
Ghana, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Québec, Romania, Moldova, and the
continues to sponsor monthly free medical clinics in Nigeria, Togo, The
Cameroons, and The Philippines, along with continuing our daily and
monthly clinics in Petrosani, Braila and Bucharest, Romania. Our
affiliates now extend to Liberia, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia Nepal,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, The Philippines, Belize, Honduras,
Thailand, Malaysia and Maramar (Burma). Local Services and
goods are provided by Caleb Ministries to Light Under the Bridge street
ministry, The Cross Church, House of Mercy and other programs.
Happening at Caleb! God
never sleeps, so there's always something stirring...