Geetings and Merry Christmas – a time to remember and celebrate our Lord and Savior Yeshua’s birth!
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”
Esteemed saints of God!
Let us be careful as we continue walking in this confused generation, to look steadfastly to the Lord and give Him thanks for what He has done and is doing. Paul made it very clear in his letter to the Philippians (4:4-9) that we stand strong only as we “think on these things”—the things the Lord has done. And this was written while chained in a jail cell – may it be so for each of us!
Please keep remembering that as we move in these last days, we will see both evil and righteousness advance. (Matthew 13:30) We endure the evil by rejoicing and participating in the growing righteousness. So today, we want to thank you for your fellowship with us in God’s work to which “The Caleb Company” is summoned. Our call is still primarily in three directions:
Exerting every effort to see Israel restored to her full inheritance in the Messiah (including networking prayer, financial and service support for those involved in this work of the Kingdom).
Challenging the church to come into her full blessing by recognizing her grafted-in-ness to Israel’s olive tree.
Encouraging the next generations to stand tall in the Lord.
It is with your continuing support and encouragement that we are able to keep going with these three emphases.
Don has, in 2004, spoken to pastors’ at gatherings and churches across the US as far north as Alaska, as well as Italy, Canada, Ethiopia, and Cyprus. Our internet and other communications continue around the world. The “Your People” book is now in German, Dutch, French and Russian and we are negotiating the Chinese translation with inquiries about Spanish, Italian and Korean. Gospel Light has challenged Don to write again and we are hoping to see another book written before summer 2005. The working title is “’The Time Has Come!’: Questions People are asking about Israel and the Jews.” Gospel Light and Don are hoping the book can be written in a way that will also challenge “new-agers” and others to consider biblical prophecy—a book that can go in the open marketplace, not just Christian stores.
It has been our delight to keep working closely with, and be able to send financial support to, other ministries who carry parallel vision to The Caleb Company. This year alone we were able to give almost $26,000 – not including the $22,000 our team sowed into the Land during the fall journey. And in our giving we do also always keep in mind Paul’s admonition and the heart of Jesus to ‘remember the poor!’ If you ever would like details on distribution or additional information about those we seed into feel free to contact us at the offices.
Our “bridge to Israel” role is expanding in other ways as well. Tina Marie just returned from spending three months in the Land with “Revive Israel” (The ministry Asher Intrater and his team have). She also went to the Vienna, Austria Toward Jerusalem II Council as one of the intercessors and in order to represent The Caleb Company and continues sharing our heart and teaching at other venues as well. Her time ‘scouting the Land’ and connecting with people from all walks is being used greatly of the Lord to enhance our present relationships and to develop others with our covenant brothers and sisters, while ably managing and carrying on the US Caleb work via internet and telephone!
Of course she could not have done this without the faithful service of her assistant Allison Hogue who kept things activated in the US office and continues as part of our staff/team. Tina Marie now has her own room within the “Revive Israel’s” ministry center so that we officially have a “Caleb Jerusalem” office opened! She will initially alternate between living there and here and each of us continues to look toward the Lord in this unfolding adventure! As we continue to receive more opportunities to teach and speak than we can do we are also hoping to expand our teaching team to include others in our circles who are very capable advocates for God’s prophetic purposes in our day.
Another exciting development came to us this spring through a brother who heard Don speak in Kansas City and asked Don if he could help connect ministries in the Land with foundations that want to invest in those ministries! His response was, “Please! Throw me in the briar patch!” As this relationship developed we were able to give them four recommendations for grant proposals, one of which includes helping fund The Caleb Company Israel facility and international development. All are being looked on with favor and we should know in the next several weeks.
You need to know this relationship has led us to be considered as a partnering organization with these foundations on a more ongoing basis as a ‘Charitable Trust’, where we would be able to go a step beyond what we are already naturally doing in connecting finances with trusted ministers. In this regard one of The Caleb Company’s primary works in the next years could be the connecting of ministry partners—Jewish ministries and the church who will covenant together for His purposes. We do appreciate any prayers in this area and every area!
We bless you with these words of truth:
“God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” He is “able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times; having all that you need, you will abound in every good work!” “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” We believe this – for us and for you!