July 2019 – Prayer Letter
Dear Beloved Brethren,
Greetings and peace and love 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, answering the call that He has given us and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will. Praise the Lord, this journey is almost at an end; we can see the light at the end of the tunnel but there are still some obstacles to go over. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of July has been fruitful. We had meetings in Ringgold, Georgia at Faith Baptist Church, Pastor Jim Thomasson and in Cowpens, South Carolina at Westside Baptist Church, Pastor Travis Blackwell. We also visited Fellowship Baptist Church in Cumming, GA, Pastor John Gherardini; Pastor Gherardini was kind enough in allowing us to share our ministry. We were also in Alpharetta, Buford, Stockbridge, Jonesboro, GA and Greenville, SC giving updates of our trip to Costa Rica.
As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:
1. Special prayer request: I lost my Flash drive, in GA, which contains all the documents pertaining to the ministry; pray that I will find it or if someone finds it that they will send it to me. If not, I have to start all over again gathering information. Everything is on there since we started this journey.
2. For wisdom and guidance as we are preparing the documents and for the Lord to guide us to the right people when we go back in November to submit them, Lord willing! We have to go to NYC in August to get our marriage license apostilled, which means authenticated, (it is a long process); all our documents have to be apostilled and translated in order to get a permanent visa.
3. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. My wife’s recuperation with the cataract/astigmatism surgery.
4. We need a miracle for our
support to be at 100% or more by the time we leave this year; we fervently pray
for this to happen. God is able to make other miracles and we pray that He
will; He is able, with Him nothing is impossible.
We pray and humbly plead for your help, for the Lord’s provision and what He will have you to do according to His will. All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING- TRAVEL ACCOUNT
* Support Levels
Our support has gone back up to 80% during these three months due new supports and some churches raising them. Westside Baptist Church in Cowpens, SC, Pastor Travis Blackwell; Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA, Pastor Richard Smith; Meadowview Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, Pastor Robert Hutchens. We are waiting on two other Churches. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE… we need your help!
* Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road. We were in auto accident in GA, someone ran into us and fled the scene. Thank God, we were not injured.* Schedule of Meetings
Our schedule is not full, for now the Lord has blessed us with one meeting in August in Norfolk, VA; one mission conference and a meeting in October in Winston-Salem, NC and another mission conference in November in Statesville, NC.
* Softness of Attitudes
Pray that our hearts would stay soft, to have a humble attitude, to stay close to God, and focus on Him not on men neither our circumstances. Brethren, we are excited to see on how the Lord will be working this year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace.
1. Praise the Lord that we were not injured in the accident in GA.
2. Praise the Lord for His guidance to First Baptist Church of Liberia, Pastor Eliecer Robles Jimenez; he will be helping us by writing all the necessary letters and submit the documents to immigration which pertains to him; that is truly a blessing!
Thank you, as always, for your kindness, compassion and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God who dwells in you. We are deeply grateful for your continued prayers, financial support and being behind our vision to further the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you as well to all who started helping towards our passage.
Brethren, may the love of the Almighty God, the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you All. Amen!
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory
In Christ alone