December 2011                                                                                                  Volume 3.6

Caleb and Ecko Stein

your missionaries on deputation

to Trujillo, Peru


For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.                    Isaiah 9:6



Prayer and Praises

We praise God for:

·       A good visit in Peru

·       The opportunity to visit with our teammates

·       1 new supporting church

·       Our new baby - due June 20

·       Many meetings for 2012


We are praying for:

·       New supporting churches voting in January

·       New church-planting  

opportunities in Peru

·       Our upcoming move
(we don't know where, yet)

·       Our spiritual growth



Idolatry permeates Peru's landscape. Here is the Festival of the Immaculate Conception, celebrating Mary's supposed immaculate conception.




The 16 graduates of the 2012 class from the Baptist Seminary of Peru in Trujillo.



At a Bible study in Lima.



Caleb getting Camp Fortaleza (near Trujillo) ready for the summer camping season.

Merry Christmas!


Ok, so our Christmas wishes are a little late, but we still want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Christmas is a wonderful reminder of God's great plan of redemption. In the midst of the cold, dark days of winter we celebrate the expectation of better days ahead, the realization of God's eternal plan of salvation, and the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ. 

Christmas in Peru


Caleb and Ecko had the opportunity to visit Peru for 15 days during December. We were in Lima for 4 days and Trujillo for 11 days. During our time in Lima we visited with 2 of our coworkers and had the chance to visit 1 church, 1 Bible study, our radio station, and several tourist sites. During our time in Trujillo we visited with our 4 coworkers and had the chance to visit our Seminary (for graduation), 2 churches, the site of our newest Trujillo-area church plant, our camp property, our local pastors' fellowship, and several tourist sites. It was a joy to be in the place God has called us.


We used our time in Trujillo to better understand life in Peru and get to know our city a little bit better. It was a very refreshing and encouraging time. We would have been happy to stay longer, but we figured our children needed to see us again (or maybe it was the other way around). God used the time we spent in Peru to sharpen our focus and increase our burden for this needy place. Thank you for praying for our trip.



Christmas in Trujillo: yes, it is sunny and warm. It's strange

to think that it's Christmastime when it's 70 and sunny every day.


2012: Changes on the Horizon


We look ahead to 2012 with great anticipation. We continue to schedule deputation meetings, and we are very pleased that God has filled much of our calendar for the first half of this new year.


We expect several changes in the coming months. The first change is that we will be moving to a new home soon. This means that our mailing address will change. This is also a good opportunity for us to remind you to inform us of your address changes, as well. Please let us know when you change your email or home address.


The second change that 2012 will bring is a new baby! We are expecting our little one to arrive on June 20. Please pray with us for a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.


The third change that we hope 2012 will bring is a close to our deputation time. We are praying that God will allow us to finish deputation during this next calendar year. Right now we are at 38% and have 6 churches that are voting on us in January. Pray with us that God will continue to grow our support and enable us to finish well during 2012.

May God richly bless you as you serve Him in 2012.


Until all have heard,

Caleb, Ecko, Joseph, Jack, and Isabel Stein


We are commissioned by: 
Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, WI


We are sent out under:
Baptist Mid-Missions, Cleveland, OH

We would love to hear from you!



942 Liberty Lane
Watertown, WI 53094