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, 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; just visiting churches that are supporting us and others to introduce ourselves, especially in September, as well as calling pastors for meetings; but in October, we participated in a Mission Conference at Sweethaven Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia, Pastor Cary Borkert; it was a blessing, the church was excited for us and there is very good possibility that they will take us on for support, praise the Lord!
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. Also, pray for me as I have ruptured a tendon on my left heel; I am having a hard time standing and walking, especially on hard surfaces. Pray as well for God’s provision on one of our vehicle, the transmission went bad.
- 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, so we can arrive on the field by December 2017 or sooner according to the Lord’s will. One other church took us on for support since then. As of now, we are about 28%, Praise the Lord! We are praying for those churches that we presented in New York City, this summer, to partner with us, if they do we could be about 31%. 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.
- Schedule of Meetings
Pray for more meetings for the rest of this year. So far the Lord has blessed with meetings in NC in November and NYC in December. Our schedule is not full for next year, but praise the Lord for what He is doing, 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 focus on Him. 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.
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.
In Christ alone
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud