October 2020 – Prayer Letter
Dear Beloved Brethren,
We are sending you a cordial greeting and praying that you are all well, forever strengthen in Christ, trusting in His promises
As always, we cannot over state this, we thank and we will keep on thanking our Eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for sending us on this glorious mission. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness and to be obedient and faithful until the end. We understand that we are living in difficult times and we do immensely thank you for your support, prayers and we praise the Lord for your faithfulness. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of October has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown, not as strict as before because we are allowed to go out 6 days during the week from 5:00AM to 8:00PM depending on your license plate with the ongoing restrictions,until further notice from the Ministry of Health.
As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:
- October 9, we started the Bible Study and preaching virtually (physically it is not possible yet) via Live Stream Facebook. Pray for the people that enters the platform because some of them may not be saved.
- We finally spoke to Immigration on the 30th October. We have to submit more items to them. (1) 2 Documents that pertains to the national pastor who is inviting us; (2) We have to elaborate in details on why we are seeking the residence; (3) They want now our Federal Criminal Background Check which they never asked for before.
- Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us. Protection from the COVID – 19. It is difficult to go out and evangelize due to this pandemic crisis but we do it when we have a chance to. Praise the Lord for that!
- Place for the ministry, it is still available, continue praying for its availability. We are very anxious to start the ministry but we have to wait on the Lord, He is in control (Psalms 27:14). We believe that the Lord is holding that place for us, giving us time as well with this pandemic crisis.
- Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 110,000 cases with 1,385 deaths.
- Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full go ahead to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases, but some churches started to congregate as we mentioned in our previous letter, depending on the area where you are whether green or yellow alert at 50% capacity; if you are in orange alert, like we are, you can’t open.
- The airport will be fully open on November 1st, only American and United Airlines can fly in twice a day. Some other States have been added to the list like Texas, Georgia and Florida that could fly in, but under strict restriction.
- Pray about the Post office and Customs situation here, we can’t receive mails and we don’t know when it will resume. This is a big problem.
Our support is still at 90%.
Safety with Travels
Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. Now with these frequent earthquakes.
Schedule of Meetings
It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.
Softness of Attitude
To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.
- Praise the Lord for the Bible Study on Friday evening at 7:00PM and the Preaching service on Sunday at 2:00PM that we have virtually via Facebook. The Lord is truly blessing us, we are having great responses and many followers not just in Costa Rica but also in New Jersey, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia. So far, I believe we have about 300 followers perhaps more. It is truly a blessing!
- We are still involved with great enthusiasm, both of us, with the ladies and men’s fellowship and also with the church at Bible Baptist Church Hatillo 2 with Pastor Ricardo Valverde.
Beloved Brethren, may the love of the Almighty God, the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you All. Amen!
Brother Jean-Claude & Sister Matilde Guilbaud
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory!