November 2018 – 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. We count it a privilege and an honor to serve the Kings of kings, the Lord of lords, the Architect of the Universe and the Carpenters of all carpenters Jesus Christ. We count also a privilege to be Missionaries to Costa Rica.
As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of November was not as productive with meetings and conferences; we had two conferences cancelled. November 1st, we visited Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA, Pastor Austin Gardner. Pastor Gardner was gracious in allowing us to share briefly our ministry. On the 2nd, we went back to Vision for a Mission class taught by Pastor Gardner. On Sunday the 4th, we visited University Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, Pastor Gary Ledford; Pastor Ledford was very gracious in allowing us to share our ministry and we also visited the Spanish Church. Pastor Ledford also invited us to their Mission Conference next March 2019, the date is to be determined. On Wednesday the 7th, we visited Newton Baptist Church in Covington, GA, Pastor Tony Howeth; Pastor Howeth was very gracious in allowing me to share our ministry and we will be going back next March 31st, 2019 to formally present. On Friday the 9th, we headed back home. Due the cancellation of these two conferences as I mentioned earlier, we decided to visit some of the churches that are supporting us to give them an update each Sunday morning from the 11th through the 25th. On Sunday the 11th, we went to Hampton Road Independent Baptist Church, Pastor Sebrell in Hampton, VA; I had the privilege to preach and at the end of the service 4 people surrendered their lives to the ministry; on the 18th, we went to Central Baptist Church, Pastor John Charles, in Yorktown, VA and on the 25th we went to Fellowship Baptist Church, Pastor John Stamatelatos, in Chesapeake in the morning and evening service and I had the privilege to preach as well. On all Sunday and Wednesday evenings, except for the one mentioned, we went to our home church Tabernacle.
As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:
- As we mentioned in our last prayer letter, we urgently are in need of a minivan to finish our deputation journey. We gave back the one that we borrowed. Now we will need another one to keep going until we leave for Costa Rica before next summer, Lord willing!
- Our health in order to work in His vineyard.
- As we keep stressing, it is our goal, Lord willing, to be on the field by June 2019. We are planning to go after March sometime to look for a place to live, as well the property for the ministry. We need this miracle for our support to be at 100% or more by next May 2019. God is able to make other miracles and we pray that He will; He is able, with Him nothing is impossible. He is good, so good!!
- Support Levels
We have heard from one of three churches, Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA, Pastor Austin Gardner. As of now, we are at 74%. We pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter. Praise the Lord for what He is doing!
- Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road. In December we will be in Virginia for meetings from the 8th to the 17th and visiting churches, as well, that are supporting us in order to give them a report.
- Schedule of Meetings
For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences for next February, March 2019 in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida; November in North Carolina if we are not in Costa Rica.
- 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; also for the churches that we have been in contact with and presented. We are excited to see on how the Lord will be working next the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace.
The Lord is so good in giving us our health, providing and protecting us while we are on the road, despite of setbacks while serving Him.
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, 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.
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