Greetings and peace in the name of our eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As always, we thank our Lord and Savior 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.
During these past two months, it has been very light, not too many meetings; visiting churches and we had another mission conference at Calvary Baptist Church in Smithfield, VA (Pastor Dan Gray) from April 19-23, 2017. Apart from that we had no other meetings, nor conferences; we have been going through some rough waters, but praise the Lord even during this time, He is still in control and He also understands us. He knows what He is doing as always. As I mentioned in our previous prayer letter, God is in control and He keeps reminded me over and over again of Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called, according to His purpose”. Praise the lord, we are back on track! We are trying as much as possible to obey and be faithful to Him under the guidance and empowerment of the Holy Spirit of the Lord, God.
We continue to praise the Lord, as always, for His protection (physical and spiritual) and provision ( He knows all our needs) as well as the wisdom that He gives us to do His work. We also praise the Lord that He gives us our 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, my wife’s physical need with her varicose veins and blood circulation as we traveled. I thank you again for your prayers regarding the tendon on my left heel, it is healed; but sometimes I still have a hard time standing too long especially on hard surface. I am still using those special kind of shoes every now and than, but praise the Lord!
- Support Levels
Continue to pray as we are on this deputation journey that the Lord will guide us to the right church and have favor along the way in order to obtain our support. As of now, we are about 32%, Praise the Lord! Calvary Baptist Church took us on for support. Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here. Our Lord is a sovereign God.
- Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. As we mentioned in our previous letter, we were planning to go to Costa Rica the latter of May 2017 but the Lord had other plans. We are going to be on the road from May 12 through August 17, 2017. We will be in Alpharetta, Covington, Stockbridge and McDonough, Georgia through June 7, then we will heading to West Columbia, Columbia, Lexington, Laurens, Conestee, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Taylors and Greenville, Walterboro, North Charleston, Goose Creek and Charleston, South Carolina until the 17th of August. During that time, we have meetings and as well we will be visiting churches.
- Schedule of Meetings
Pray for more meetings for the rest of the year, trying to contact churches and pastors. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is a sovereign God!
- Softness of Attitudes
Pray that our hearts would stay soft, to have a humble attitude, to stay close to God, and to focus on Him, not on our circumstances and on men. Also for the churches and pastors 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 so very much for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit of God Whom dwells in you.
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.
In Christ alone