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.
During these past two months we have been on the road in and out of Virginia. The Lord has blessed us with Meetings in New York City and Virginia. We had the privilege of speaking and presenting our work to the First Independent Baptist Spanish Church in Brooklyn, NY; the church is more than 85 years old; the church was blessed to have two pastors for all these years, the father and the son; it was a time of rejoicing and refreshing in the Word and amongst the brethren. Praise the Lord! Pictures can be seen on our Facebook page Jean-Claude and Matilde Guilbaud – Missionaries to Costa Rica. I also had the privilege, after 30 years to speak to the pastor whom the Lord used; to answer the call, to have the passion and the burning desire to preach the word of God and become a minister of the gospel, he is retired now; but I did speak to the new pastor and he wants us to come to New York City and share what we have been and are doing in the ministry. What a blessing! The church has grown since then, in Queens, and has a sister church in the Bronx.
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, continue to pray for the following prayer request and a special one. We had to come back earlier to Virginia due to my wife’s urgent need to see a doctor for her varicose veins, it has gotten worse because of sitting too long in the same position in the car.
- 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.
- Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. We will be in Florida for the first two weeks in September than back to Virginia for more meetings.
- Schedule of Meetings
Pray that our schedule will be fill. So far the Lord has blessed with other meetings in VA, GA, NC, NYC and Florida for this year. While we were on the road, we made other contacts for Florida, Maryland and New York City.
- 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.
Thank you for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your faithful service for our Lord!
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.
In Christ alone
Jean-Claude and Matilde Guilbaud