January/ February 2016 Prayer Letter
Greetings and peace in the name of our eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As always, we thank our Lord Jesus Christ for taking us on this glorious journey, a journey of endless joy, speaking to our hearts and answering the call that he has given us, to do His work according to His ways and will.
We had a good beginning of the year as we were in Flowery, Georgia at Oakwood Baptist Church and Harrisonburg, Virginia at Solid Rock Baptist Church during the month of January; as well as visiting other churches but the weather, on the other hand did not allow us on some days to go anywhere. The month of February has been very slow, just visiting churches to introduce ourselves as well as going back to churches where we have been last year. The Lord is in control and His Holy Spirit is guiding us. As a matter of fact, one of the churches where we have been before, the pastor allowed us to briefly share our testimony and a few days later, the church called to invite us to participate in their mission conference in March, the first of three this year. We received a new support from Faith Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina in January. Earlier in the month of February, Solid Rock Baptist Church voted to partner with us. We also received a love gift from one of the church that we have visited, that love gift was an unexpected blessing. Praise the Lord for His goodness, mercy and grace. Pictures can be seen on our Facebook page Jean-Claude and Matilde Guilbaud – Missionaries to Costa Rica.
We praise the Lord, as always, for His protection (physical and spiritual) and provision, as well as the wisdom that He gives us to do His work. We also praise the Lord that He gives us good health so we can serve Him with all our strength, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do. The Lord is Good!
As we press on, please continue to pray for the following prayer request but one in particular, my wife’s physical need with her varicose veins and blood circulation as we traveled as well as my allergies.
- Support Levels
Pray as we are on full time deputation that the Lord will guide us to the right church and have favor along the way in order to obtain our support, so we can arrive on the field by December 2017 or sooner. As of now, we are about 16%, a 2% increase. Praise the Lord! We are waiting on many churches with their decisions as we pray for God’s will. Our Lord is a sovereign God.
- Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road.
- Schedule of Meetings
Pray that our schedule will be fill this year. So far the Lord has blessed with other meetings in VA, Washington DC, GA, NC and NYC. Our schedule is not full. Praise the Lord for what He is doing, He is in control!
- Softness of Attitudes
Pray that our hearts would stay soft, to have a humble attitude, to stay close to God, and focus on Him. Also for the churches that we have been in contact with.
Praise the Lord for everything! To God be the Glory, great things He has done, that He is doing and what He will do as we focus our eyes and hearts upon Him.
Thank you for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit of God whom dwells in you.
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.
In Christ alone
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud