Prayer Letter July 2018

Carta de Oracion – Julio 2018 – Pdf

July 2018 Prayer Letter – Pdf 

July 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.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of July has been a blessing and productive as well, even though we did not have many formal meetings but Praise the Lord anyway. On Sunday the 1st of July, we were at our home church Tabernacle, as well as Wednesday the 4th. Thursday the 5th, we left for GA and while we were in GA, we visited Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Johnnie Crawford  in Loganville, GA on the 8th of July, he ask me to call him back in October to confirm a meeting for December, 2018; Pastor Crawford is the new pastor since last October 2017.  On the 10th of July, we headed to Jacksonville, FL at Immanuel Baptist Church, Pastor Greg Neal, for a Mission Conference from the 11th through the 15th of July, 2018.  We were immensely blessed in every way and especially by the Word preached by Dr. Caudill, President and Director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions. On Monday the 16th of July, we headed back to GA to spend time with our families and for a meeting at Macedonia Headquarters on the 17th. While we were in Ga, we visited Berean Baptist Church in Ellenwood, Pastor Alan Sinclair; as a result of this visit, Pastor Sinclair was very gracious and compassionate by inviting us for their Mission Conference in September from the 16th to the 19th, 2018; this conference was an answer to prayers because we had another conference cancelled. Praise the Lord for that, He is Sovereign  and Omniscient!

On the 22nd of July in the morning, we visited Faith Baptist Church, in Stockbridge, GA, Pastor Don Philips, he will present our ministry to the Mission Board for support; and in the evening we went to Pine Grove Baptist Church, Pastor Greg Howell, in Stockbridge, Ga to give an update of where we are and what we are doing; I had the privilege to preach that night, it was a truly a blessing. On Wednesday the 25th, we went to Greater Heights Baptist Church, Pastor Chris Grinstead, in Cumming, GA; Pastor was kind to introduce us to the mission staff with a possibility to go back in September 23rd, 2018 or after the 14th of November to formally present our ministry.  On Tuesday the 31st of July, we headed for South Carolina then North Carolina for meetings and conferences.     

We continue praising the Lord 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 continues to give us our health so we can serve Him with all the strength that He gives us, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do, even in sickness and circumstances. The Lord is so Good!

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 journey of deputation; we had to rent a minivan to go to Florida so my wife could stretched her legs because of her blood circulation and varicose veins. As we mentioned previously regarding the cost, we cannot find a decent, reliable minivan for that cost and especially with a low mileage, perhaps between 100k and 150k miles; all the ones we have seen were over (6) six thousand dollars. After speaking to many people, the suggestion was to get a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna, not new unless the Lord blesses! My beloved Brethren, we don’t have that kind of money and we need a miracle from God! We are humbly pleading for your help!
  • My wife’s physical need with her blood circulation as we traveled. It is very serious! This is the very reason why we need to be on the field by the end of Spring 2019.
  • It is our goal, Lord willing, to be on the field between January and June 2019. We are planning to go next January or February to look for a place to live, as well the property for the ministry, and Lord willing move sometime in the spring. We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, and reconsider in encouraging and partnering with us to proclaim the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by planting New Testament Baptist Churches and establishing Baptist Bible College.

Beloved Brethren, this is God’s work and His ministry not ours; we are servants doing the work of the Almighty God and obeying the Great Commission by Answering the Call and Accepting the Mission that is ahead of us. We are leaving everything behind and renouncing everything for the Gospel’s sake and focusing on what is ahead so we can give glory to our eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; for Him only!

  • Support Levels

        Continue to pray as we are on this glorious 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. One more church took us on for support, Immanuel Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, Pastor Greg Neal. Praise the Lord! We are now at 63% and we pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter. Praise the Lord, Glory to God! We keep pressing on that goal for our minds, our hearts and our spirit 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.

In August we will be in North Carolina for a Conference and meetings, also in Virginia for Meetings; September in Virginia and South Carolina for meetings, Georgia and Florida for Conferences; October in North Carolina and Georgia for Meetings and Conferences; November in North Carolina and Georgia for Meetings and Conferences; in December, it’s still open but a possibility to have a meeting in Georgia.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for the rest of the year, some of them have been cancelled but the Lord Has blessed with others. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences in these states and more meetings and conferences for next March 2019 in Florida.

  • 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 during the rest of the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace. 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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God whom dwells in you. Again, we have not heard from the doctors and laboratories, perhaps it is good sign; perhaps the Lord has erased these bills, it will be another miracle. The Lord has answered our prayers regarding the hospital bill by not paying the whole amount, He is also able to make another miracle and we pray that He will.  Hallelujah, Praise His Holy Name, He is good, so good!!!

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 grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the love of the Almighty God, 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

 

June 2018 – Prayer Letter

Carta de Oracion – Junio 2018 Pdf

June 2018 – Prayer Letter Pdf 

June 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.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of June has been a blessing and productive as well. Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name! From the 3rd of June through the 27th, we were in Wilson, Charlotte, Salisbury and Rockwell, NC; Braselton, Covington and Lawrenceville, GA for meetings and visiting churches. On the third of June we were at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wilson, NC, Pastor Joe Shakour; I spoke briefly in the morning and in the evening we presented our ministry. Pastor Shakour invited us back in August from the 8th to the 13th for their Mission Conference. On Wednesday the 6th of June, we visited Bethel Baptist Church in the evening, Pastor Kenneth Fontenot was very gracious by allowing me to speak and share our vision and burden for Costa Rica; that same night, Pastor Fontenot called another pastor in Charlotte, NC to set up a meeting for us; I spoke to Pastor Willie Byrd of New Beginning Independent Baptist Church and he invited us to speak on Thursday the 14th of June; New Beginning Independent Baptist Church is going to have their first Mission Conference in July but we had a conflict with another conference in Jacksonville, Florida; Pastor Byrd will present our ministry for us since we won’t be there, what a blessing! On the 9th of June, we headed to Rockwell, NC for a meeting at Bethel Baptist Church, Pastor John Houghton which was on the 17th of June, we were blessed to stay in their prophet chamber until the 17th of June while we visited other churches in the area. While we were there, on the 10th of June, in the morning, we went to Harbor Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, Pastor Kenny Simmons, to give an update of our status as their Missionaries; as always we were received with open arms and hearts. In the evening we visited Tabernacle Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC, Pastor Dan Caldwell; he was very gracious allowing to share our calling, vision and burden for our mission field, he also invited us back for their Mission Conference in November of this year from the 8th to the 13th, what a blessing! On Wednesday the 13th of November, we visited West Park Baptist Church in Rockwell, NC, Pastor Billy Sechrist, he also invited us back, again, in November to present our work. Next day Thursday the 14th in the evening, as I mentioned earlier, we went to New Beginning Independent Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, Pastor Willie Byrd. On the 17th of June, Father’s Day, we were at Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell, NC, Pastor John Houghton; I had the privilege to speak during Sunday School hour, present our ministry and preached in the evening; as I mentioned earlier, we stayed in their prophet chamber during the whole time we were in the area, it was truly a blessing! That same evening, we headed to Braselton, GA for a four day orientation meeting at Macedonia World Baptist Missions from the 18th to 21st of June; we were truly blessed, it was a time of refreshing and encouragement as we press on this deputation journey. On the 24th of June we went to Canaan Baptist Church in Covington, GA, Pastor Billy Ingram, he will let us know when in August to have a formal presentation to presnt our ministry; Dr. Scott Caudill, the Director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions, was the pastor at Canaan Baptist Church for many years. Wednesday the 27 of June we went to Crossroads Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA, Pastor Kenny Kuykendall; He is a Board Member/President of Macedonia World Baptist Missions; it was confirmed that we will participate in their Mission Conference in November 2018.  

We continue praising the Lord 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 continues to give us our health so we can serve Him with all the strength that He gives us, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do, even in sickness and circumstances. The Lord is so Good!

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

  • Urgently, we are in need of a car/van to finish our journey of deputation; we were having problem when we were in Wilson, NC with our car. We will need approximately between 4K and 5K thousand dollars for a decent car/van. We humbly ask for your help and support as we don’t have that kind of money. We have already checked with some people but they are asking about 365.00 dollars a month for a rental, it is a bit expensive and we cannot afford that. We need a miracle from God!
  • My wife’s physical need with her blood circulation as we traveled.
  • It is our goal, Lord willing, to be on the field between January and June 2019. We are planning to go next January or February to look for a place to live, as well the property for the ministry, and Lord willing move sometime in the spring. We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, and reconsider in encouraging and partnering with us to proclaim the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by planting New Testament Baptist Churches and establishing Baptist Bible College.

Beloved Brethren, this is God’s work and His ministry not ours; we are servants doing the work of the Almighty God and obeying the Great Commission by Answering the Call and Accepting the Mission that is ahead of us.

  • Support Levels

            Continue to pray as we are on this glorious 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. One more church took us on for support, Bible Baptist Church in Ellijay, GA, Pastor James Long. Praise the Lord! We are now at 60% and we pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter. Praise the Lord, Glory to God! We keep pressing on that goal for our minds, our hearts and our spirit 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.

In July we will be in Virginia, Georgia, and Florida; August in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia; September in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida; October in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia; November in North Carolina and Georgia; in December, it’s still open and I don’t know what the Lord has in mind, perhaps He wants us to take a break before we leave next year??

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for the rest of the year, some of them have been cancelled. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences in these states.

  • 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 during the rest of the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace. 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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God whom dwells in you. We have not heard from the doctors and laboratories, perhaps  it is good sign; perhaps the Lord has erased these bills, it will be another miracle. The Lord has answered our prayers regarding the hospital bill by not paying the whole amount, He is also able to make another miracle.  Hallelujah, Praise His Holy Name, He is good, so good!!!

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 grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the love of the Almighty God, 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

May 2018 Prayer Letter

Carta de Oracion – Mayo 2018 – Pdf

May 2018 – Prayer Letter – Pdf

May 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.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of May has been a blessing and productive as well. One more church have partnered with us. Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!

From the 1st of May to the 14th, we were in Wilmington and Jacksonville, North Carolina for meetings. On the 1st, we had the privilege to present our ministry and preached at Faith Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC, Pastor Frank Hackworth (the oldest Preacher in the area of Wilmington, NC); then on the 6th of May, in the morning, we were at Bible Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC, Pastor Dave Robinette, we also had the privilege to share our calling, vision and burden as well; Pastor Robinette was under the preaching of Pastor Jim Bledsoe, a graduate of Tabernacle Baptist Institute when Pastor Rod Bell was there; and also a good friend of Brother Bill Hill, who also was a member at Tabernacle Baptist Church when Pastor Rod Bell was there. In the evening of the 6th of May, we went to Peace Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC, Pastor Rudy Shepard. Pastor Shepard was very gracious in allowing us to speak and share our calling, vision and burden as well. We were truly blessed with the time we spent together while we were there. On Wednesday the 9th of May, we were at Fellowship Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC, Pastor Arnold Griffin; I was honored to preach that night  and what a blessing it was to bless the people of God and be blessed as well. On Friday evening the 11th of May we headed to Jacksonville, NC to Maranatha Baptist Church, Pastor Jon McConkey, Saturday morning we went door to doors passing out track and visiting people to church, Sunday the 13th of May, Mother’s Day, I was an honored to speak that morning to the Teens, to preach and share our calling, vision and burden to the congregation that evening as we were blessed. It was our first time in Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC, we were truly blessed during the time we were there. On Monday the 14th, we headed back to Virginia Beach before heading out again the following weekend. On Wednesday the 16th, we went to our home church as it was the first day for the Mission Conference 2018 and we spent time fellowshipping with the brethren. Friday the 18th, we left for Georgia for the Birthday of our daughter and grandkids; and to go to Calvary Baptist Church in Loganville, Pastor Johnnie Crawford that Sunday for a visit, but Saturday I pulled a muscle in my back and could not move for two days; by Tuesday I felt much better because we needed to be on the road to go to Pickens, SC for meetings from the 23rd to the 30st of May. On Wednesday the 23rd, we were at Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Dan Posey for a meeting which went very well. Praise the Lord! On Sunday morning the 27th, we visited Concord Baptist Church, Pastor Guy Roberts in Pickens, SC. I had the privilege to teach the Adult Sunday School Class and Pastor Roberts invited us back in September for a formal presentation; in the evening we went to Fairview Baptist Church, Pastor David Lambert in Pickens, SC. Pastor Lambert took the time at length to introduce us and our ministry and he invited us back to present our ministry in September of this year. On Wednesday the 30th of May, we visited Bible Baptist Church also in Pickens, SC, Pastor Mark Dibler. Pastor Dibler was very gracious in allowing me to present our ministry. On Thursday the 31st of May we headed on to Wilson, Charlotte, and Rockwell, NC for meetings of which we will go into details in our next prayer letter for June.

We continue praising the Lord 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 continues to give us our health so we can serve Him with all the strength that He gives us, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do, even in sickness. The Lord is so Good!

As we press on, please continue to pray for the following prayer request, my wife’s physical need with her blood circulation as we traveled. Also, it is our goal to be on the field between January and June 2019. We are planning to go next January or February to look for a place to live, as well the property for the ministry, and Lord willing move sometime in the spring! We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support. Beloved, this is God’s work and His ministry not ours; we are servants doing the work of the Almighty God and obeying the Great Commission by Answering the Call and Accepting the Mission that is ahead of us.

  • Support Levels

        Continue to pray as we are on this glorious 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. We are now at 60% and we pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter. Unity Baptist Church in Greenville, SC Pastor J Earl Green took us on for support.  Praise the Lord, Glory to God! We keep pressing on that goal for our minds, our hearts and our spirit 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.

In June we will be in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; July in Florida and Georgia; August in Georgia and Virginia; September in Florida, Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina; October in North Carolina and Georgia; November in Georgia and Virginia; in December, it’s still open and I don’t know what the Lord has in mind.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for the rest of the year. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences in these states. The meeting of which I mentioned in our previous letter in Cleveland, TN did not materialized.

  • 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 during the rest of the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace. 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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God whom dwells in you. We are still waiting for the doctors’ bill and expecting another miracle. The Lord has answered our prayers regarding the hospital bill.  Hallelujah, Praise His Holy Name, He is good, so good!

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 grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the love of the Almighty God, 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

April 2018 – Prayer Letter

Carta de Oracion – Abril 2018 – Pdf

April 2018 – Prayer Letter – Pdf

 

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.

April 1st, 2018, Resurrection Day of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we were at our home church; it was good to be back after three months on the road. Also, slowly but surely I am getting back on track after being sick in the hospital in Greenville, SC in March. Praise the Lord! On Wednesday the 4th of April, we visited Diamond Springs Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, Pastor Kelly Darnell; Pastor Darnell was voted as pastor last October 2017 when Pastor Skinner went to be with the Lord. Pastor Darnell was very gracious in allowing us to present our work, share our calling, vision and burden for Costa Rica that same evening; it was truly a blessing!

On the 6th of April, we left for a Mission Conference at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Evington, VA, Pastor Brian Warren until the 8th. We were truly blessed with the Word of God preached by Dr. Roger Baker, Field Director to Europe and the Middle East with Macedonia World Baptist Missions and the Brethren of Gospel Light Baptist Church. On Tuesday the 10th of April, we left for Laurens, South Carolina for a meeting at Temple Baptist Church, Pastor David Johnston on Wednesday; (Pastor Johnston is a graduate of Tabernacle Baptist Institute when Pastor Rod Bell was there) what a blessing, the Spirit of God was being manifested there and to God be the Glory! At the end of the service, the church voted to partner with us. Praise the Lord! We stayed in their prophet chamber until Saturday then we left for Lexington, SC for a Conference on Sunday the 15th of April at Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Steve Cummins, what a blessing again, the Lord is good; the Church voted to partner with us as well. On the 16th of April, we headed for Walterboro, SC for a Camp Meeting at Welch Creek Baptist Church for three days until the 18th. What a blessing to be among God’s people and men of God preaching and standing firmly for the Word; it was a time a refreshing and renewal. As a result of this camp meeting, we made a lot of contacts and meetings in the Low Country area of South Carolina and other States. Praise the Lord! We headed back home to Virginia on the 19th for doctors and dental appointment. We will be in Virginia until the end of the month with our home church and visiting other churches as well in the area of Lynchburg, then heading to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia for two months for meetings.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of April has been a blessing and productive as well. Three churches have partnered with us. Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!

We continue praising the Lord 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 continues to give us our health so we can serve Him with all the strength that He gives us, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do, even in sickness. The Lord is so Good!

As we press on, please continue to pray for the following prayer request, my wife’s physical need with her blood circulation as we traveled and a constant cough that still lingers and attacks her every now and then.  Also, it is our goal to be on the field between January and June 2019. We are planning to go next January or February to look for a place to live and Lord willing move sometime in the spring! We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support. Beloved, this is God’s work and His ministry not ours; we are servants doing the work of the Almighty God and obeying the Great Commission by Answering the Call and Accepting the Mission that is ahead of us.

  • Support Levels

        Continue to pray as we are on this glorious 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. We are now at 58% and we pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter. Gospel Light Baptist Church in Evington, VA, Pastor Brian Warren; Temple Baptist Church in Laurens, SC, Pastor David Johnston and Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, SC, Pastor Steve Cummins took us on for support.  Praise the Lord, Glory to God! Our minds, our hearts and our spirit are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here. Our Lord is a Sovereign God, Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road.

In May we will be in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; June in North Carolina and Georgia; July in Florida and Georgia; August in Georgia and Virginia; September in Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina; October in North Carolina and Georgia; November in Georgia and Virginia; in December, it’s still open for now.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for the rest of the year. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences in these states and perhaps for the first time in Cleveland, Tennessee.

  • 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 during the rest of the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace.

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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God whom dwells in you. A special thanks to all that were praying for me regarding the hospital bill; I received the invoice from them and it was exactly $19,905.42 dollars, but the hospital is charging me $885.00 dollars and the Insurance and the Hospital took care of the rest. We are still waiting for the doctors’ bill and expecting another miracle. The Lord has answered our prayers. Hallelujah, Praise His Holy Name, He is good, so good!

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. May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the love of the Almighty God, 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

March 2018 Urgent Prayer Letter

 Marzo 2018 – Carta Urgente de Oracion – Pdf

March 2018 Urgent Prayer Letter – Pdf 

Revised March 2018 Urgent Prayer Letter – Pdf

March 2018 – Urgent 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.

It was expedient and urgent, at this time, for us to write this Mid Prayer Letter to you, March 2018, instead of waiting until the end of April for our normal time.

On March 1st, we left Lithia Springs, GA, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Pastor Mark Ernst. After the meeting we headed to Virginia Beach to pack and to leave the next day for a Mission Conference in Madison, VA, Fellowship Baptist Church, Pastor Dale Freeman from the 3rd through the 8th of March.  What a blessing!!! Then we headed down to Greenville, SC on the 10th of March for a meeting on the 11th at Iglesia Bautista de la Fe. I had the privilege to preach and present our work during the morning service and as well during the evening service. It was truly a blessing to preach in Spanish. On Wednesday the 14th of March, we visited Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Drew Conley, that’s where our previous pastor from New York City was ordained, we were received with brotherly love and many of the members wanted our information to pray for us and Pastor Conley wanted us to come back that Sunday the 18th, but since we already had a scheduled a conference with Hope Baptist Church in Mocksville, NC, we couldn’t, so he took all our information to give it to the Mission Committee for a meeting.

Now, this is where we were hit an unexpected stumbling block which really started Tuesday night after an evening meal with the brethren of Iglesia Bautista de la Fe. I started feeling sick, being nauseous, having some pain in my stomach, could not stopped burping throughout the whole night and Wednesday it was the same but getting worse; but be it as it may, we went to Hampton Park Baptist Church that evening and after the service, the pain, the nausea and burping was escalating, we stopped by a Walgreen’s Pharmacy to speak to a Pharmacist to get his input on what can I do alleviate the burping, so he told me to try some antacid but that didn’t help; I did not sleep for the whole night, my wife prepared some mint tea hoping the pain and the burping would stop but it did not. By early morning it was getting worse and I started vomiting, diarrhea, nauseated with cold sweats but we didn’t know what to do, not knowing where to go and who to call; so finally the Holy Spirit of God illuminated my wife by contacting the Spanish couple we met at the Spanish Church and they offered their help to bring me to the Emergency room at Greenville Memorial Hospital that Thursday early evening. Upon our arrival about 6:30PM, we waited about 4 hours, but during that time I could not bear the pain anymore until finally, after my wife and sister Michelle, begged the staff for me to be seen and they did. These Brethren stayed with us until 4:00AM.  I was admitted in the hospital for more test at 6:45AM. After all the necessary test were made, the immediate conclusion was that I had a blockage in my intestines and they may have to operate on me; but before that final decision was made, the doctors tried  other possibilities, one was by putting a tube through my nose, esophagus and  down to my intestines to remove all obstructions. With all that being said and done, I was in the hospital until Monday the 19th of March, under observation and more test, and got discharged late that day. According to the doctors’ conclusion, I had Gastroenteritis which is an inflammation of the intestines, stomach virus as the doctor put it “a GI Bug” which could be caused by food poisoning, a virus, etc. A follow up with my doctor in Virginia was strongly suggested as soon as possible in Virginia.

We thank the Lord for Zion Hill Baptist Church, Pastor Danny Moore for his compassionate heart and allowing us to stay in their prophet chamber until the 26th of March to recuperate since we had a presentation on the 25th of March at Unity Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor J. Earl Green which went very well and we visited Freedom Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Todd Page on Wednesday the 21st of March since I was feeling a bit better, Pastor Page was very gracious in, briefly, allowing us to share our calling, vision and burden for Costa Rica, the doors are open for us to go back anytime to formally present our work.  Also, we thank the Lord for the Brethren Antonio and Michelle of Iglesia Bautista de la Fe, Pastor Danny Vasquez for their compassionate heart, giving up their time accompanying us during this time; it was also a blessing to see Brother Doug Carragher, truly an unexpected visit and as well Brother Dr. Dean Hamby and Sister Karen Hamby from Macedonia World Baptist Missions stopping by on their way to Hope Baptist Church in Mocksville, NC that Saturday night for a Mission Conference of which we were supposed to be there as well. There are no words in our mouths on how to express our deepest gratitude to our beloved Brethren who stopped by and all those who prayed for me and my wife during this time.

We left South Carolina on the 27th of March for a follow up appointment with my doctor in Virginia Beach, VA on the 28th of March. The diagnostic was: I had a Norovirus infection. Come to find out, as well, after reading the CT Scan, I had a benign cyst in my liver, .7cm in diameter, nothing to worry about, but needs to be check again after six months to a year. After the medical examination, my doctor said: “It will take you a few weeks to get back on track but you can go back to your normal daily life”. Praise the Lord! On Wednesday the 28th of March, we went to our home church. Perhaps, there are some lessons to be learned during this time; as Romans 8:28 comes to mind: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of March, still, has been a blessing and productive as well even though we had some setback along the way. In anyway, Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!

We continue praising the Lord 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 continues to give us our health so we can serve Him with all the strength that He gives us, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do, even in sickness. The Lord is so Good!

We want to bring to the table of your hearts a special prayer request. The insurance that I have may not cover the days that I was admitted in the hospital since it was out of the network, except for the Emergency room. According to my knowledge, the hospital bill that was presented to me before I was discharged was about $14,000.00 to $16,000.00 dollars +/- of which I know I have to pay at least $1,200.00 dollars; on top of all that, I also will have doctors, laboratories and x-rays bills of which the Insurance will not pay for since it is out of state; to my knowledge as of now the bills could be as high as $6,000.00 dollars or more and I know that I will have to pay at least $4,500.00 dollars on my part or more. Please, my Beloved Brethren, be in prayer for the Lord to make a miracle regarding these bills, especially the hospital bill. I know with the Lord nothing is impossible. It is no surprise but I am in need in paying these bills. My Brethren, I pray and humbly ask what the Lord would have you to do in succoring to these needs; whatever the Lord will put in your hearts. All donation should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions, Medical fund for Jean-Claude Guilbaud. We will forever be thankful and grateful.

As we press on, please continue to pray for the following prayer request, my wife’s physical need with her blood circulation as we traveled and a constant cough that attacks her every now and then.  Also, it is our goal to be on the field between January and June 2019. We are planning to go next January or February to look for a place to live and Lord willing move sometime in the spring! We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support

  • Support Levels

        Continue to pray as we are on this glorious 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. We are now at 55% and it will be more by our next prayer letter. Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison, VA, Pastor Dale Freeman; Maranatha Baptist Church in Yorktown, VA, Pastor Dale Coffey took us on for support.

Praise the Lord, Glory to God! Our minds, our hearts and our spirit are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here. Our Lord is a Sovereign God, Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road.

In April we will be in Virginia and South Carolina; May in North Carolina and Georgia; June in North Carolina and Georgia; July in Florida and Georgia; August in Georgia; September in Georgia and South Carolina; October in Georgia; November in Georgia and Virginia; in December it’s still open for now.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for the rest of the year. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences in these states.

  • 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 during the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision and protection.

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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God whom 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.

Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud

Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.

In Christ alone

 

January/February 2018 Prayer Letter

Carta de Oracion – Enero y Febrero 2018 – Pdf

January – February 2018 Prayer Letter – Pdf

 

Dear Brethren,

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.

Beloved Brethren, with the New Year upon us and as we focus our eyes and hearts upon Him to do His work according to His ways and will; and as we delight in the LORD, He will give us the desires of our hearts; and as we commit our ways to the LORD: trust in Him, He shall bring to pass (Psalm 37: 4-5).

As we press on this glorious journey, the months of January and February have been a blessing and very productive. Praise the Lord!

On January 2nd, we headed down to Georgia for meetings, conferences and as well visiting churches. On January 3rd, we visited Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Lithia Springs, GA, Pastor Mark Ernst; as a result we will be going back on February 25 for a formal presentation of our ministry. On January 7, we visited  Lebanon Baptist Church in Roswell, GA, Pastor Brian Peterson and we had the privilege to fellowship with the Spanish church, Pastor Fran Chavarrias a native of Costa Rica, his wife is the daughter of Missionary Danny White in Costa Rica and we stayed at his house when we there. On January 10, we presented our ministry at Bible Baptist Church in Ellijay, GA Pastor James Long, I had the privilege to preach as well, what a blessing! Pastor Long was a missionary in Honduras, C. A. for many years. On January 13 through 18, we had the honor to participate in Old Suwanee Baptist Church Mission Conference 2018 in Buford, GA, Pastor Tim Campbell. We were blessed in a special way. I was honored to preach and present our ministry on the first day of the conference, Sunday the 14th; after the morning and early afternoon service, Pastor Campbell and the church voted to partner with us and be behind our vison. We had a meeting on the 20th at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Cherokee, NC but it was cancelled at the last minute, as a result we visited Berean Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, Pastor Roger Skepple; during the week we had the privilege to fellowship with the mission Director Brother Wallace Francis and schedule a meeting for July 22 or the 29, the exact day is to be determined.  On the 24th of January, we visited Calvary Baptist Church in Longanville, GA, Pastor Powell. On the 28, we visited Victory Baptist Church in Loganville, GA, Pastor Derick Lawrence, Pastor Lawrence was gracious in allowing us to share briefly our vision and burden; we also had the privilege in meeting the Mission Director Brother Chris Wallace and others of the Global Evangelism Team, what a blessing! We will be going back sometime next January for a formal presentation, the exact date is to be determined. On January 31, we visited Forest Hills Baptist Church in Snellville, GA, Pastor Keith Hamilton and we were invited back for a mission conference in October of this year from the 7th through the 14th.

On February 3rd and 4th, we participated in Mission Emphasis month at Heritage Baptist Church in Locust Grove, GA, Pastor Terrell Hopkins, at the end of the service, the church voted to partner with us to spread the Gospel in Costa Rica. From the 7th to the 11th of February, unfortunately, I got very sick with a very bad case of allergies, we couldn’t go to the following churches scheduled on the 7th at Antioch Baptist Church, Pastor Jared Newlove; neither on the 11th at Pinecrest Baptist Church, Pastor John Anderson, in the morning and McDonough Baptist Church, Pastor James West, in the evening.

On the 12th, we headed back to Virginia for a Mission Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church in Yorktown, VA, Pastor Dale Coffey from the 14th to the 18th, what a blessing!! The church exceeded their Faith Promise. We were supposed to go back to Georgia, Pinecrest Baptist Church, Pastor John Anderson, on the 21st but my wife got sick, as well, so we left on the 23rd, for meeting at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Lithia Springs, GA , Pastor Mark Ernst which was scheduled for the  25th of February, morning and evening service; we presented our ministry and I had the privilege to preach as well. We also visited Antioch Baptist Church in Jonesboro, GA, Pastor Jared Newlove on Wednesday the 28st, he invited us back in August for a meeting. On the 2nd of March we headed to Madison, Virginia for a Mission Conference scheduled from March 3rd through the 8th at Fellowship Baptist Church, Pastor Dale Freeman.

What blessings we have received during these two months. Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!

We continue praising the Lord 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 blood circulation as we traveled and a constant cough that attacks her every now and then.  Also a special request, we need to be on the field by January 2019, Lord willing! We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support.

  • Support Levels

        Continue to pray as we are on this glorious 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. We are now at 53% and it will be more by our next prayer letter. During these two months, that we are aware of, six churches have taken us on for support, three from last year and three this year.

Our Lord is a sovereign, omniscient and omnipotent God. Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road.

In March we will be in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina; April in South Carolina and Virginia; May in North Carolina; June in North Carolina and Georgia; July in Florida and Georgia; August in Georgia; September in Georgia and South Carolina; October in Georgia; November in Georgia and Virginia; in December it’s still open for now.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for the rest of the year. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences  in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences in these states.

  • 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 during the year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision and protection. 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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit of God whom 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.

Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud

Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.

In Christ alone

November/ December 2017 – Prayer Letter

Carta de Oracion – Noviembre y Diciembre 2017 Pdf 

November – December 2017 Prayer Letter  Pdf

Dear Brethren,

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.

We trust you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas remembering and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we pray that you will have a blessed, joyful and prosperous New Year in the Lord; and as we delight in the LORD , He will give us the desires of our hearts; and as we commit our way  to the LORD: trust in Him, He shall bring to pass (Psalm 37: 4-5).

As we press on this glorious journey, the months of November and December also have been a blessing and productive, not as hectic as the previous two months. Praise the Lord!

On November 1st ,we headed to Falls Church, VA for a formal meeting at Crossroads Baptist Church, Pastor Kenny Baldwin. After the service, the church voted and took us on for support. What a blessing! Then we headed south to Georgia on November 4th through the 13th for a mission conference and meetings. We were not there for the whole conference because we had other meetings to go to. On November 5th, the conference started at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA, Pastor Greg Howell where we were also staying in the prophet chamber, what a comfort to know that the Lord ALWAYS takes care of His children, it was truly a blessing! On November 12th, we went back in the evening for the final day of the conference and what an encouragement to know that the church exceeded their Faith Promise.

On November 8th, we had a meeting at Way of the Cross Baptist Church in McDonough, GA, Pastor Steven Bell, it went very well. On November 12 in the morning, since it was on our schedule, we visited Westside Baptist Church in Jackson, GA, Pastor Nathan Dorsey and after the service we spoke about participating in their mission conference next year in October 28th through the 31st, 2018, Lord willing! In the early evening we went to Liberty Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA, Pastor Matt Grimes and after the service, we also spoke about participating in their mission conference in late September of next year, the dates are to be determined.

Then we had to back to Virginia for a meetings and visiting churches. On November 15, we visited Maranatha Baptist Church in Yorktown, VA, Pastor Dale Coffey; it was a blessing and an encouragement that we are going to participate in their mission conference next February 2018 from the 14th through the 18th. On November 19, we had a formal meeting at Harbor Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, Pastor C. J. Prather, I had the privilege to speak and to present our ministry during Sunday School, the morning service and the evening service as well. What a blessing! There is a very good possibility the church will take us on for support in the near future; we pray that it will be the Lord’s will! On the 26th of November, we visited Southside Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA, Pastor Arthur Lands, he invited us back in December on the 17th  for a formal meeting in the evening because in the morning we have a formal meeting at Grace Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA, Pastor Raleigh Nunnally. What a blessing it was as well to stay in their prophet chamber, Pastor Lands was very gracious in allowing us to stay there and whenever we need to when we are in the area. On November 29th, we visited Little Creek Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA, Pastor Wade Smith, he was very gracious in allowing me to speak  and briefly share our ministry, he ask me to call him back next year. On December 3rd in the morning we visited Landmark Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, Pastor Don Sumpter and in the evening we were at Southside Baptist Church, Pastor Lands. On December 6th , we visited Central Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA, Pastor Ethan White.

On December 10 we visited Broadway Baptist Church in Hopewell, VA, Pastor Davis, we briefly shared our ministry; On December 13th, we were at Bible Baptist Church in Hopewell, VA, Pastor Sinclair Rowe, we had the privilege to present our ministry, sharing our testimonies, our vision and burden for the field of Costa Rica;  On December 17 in the morning we had a formal meeting at Grace Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA, Pastor Raleigh Nunnally where we presented our ministry and I had the privilege to speak in the morning and early afternoon service; in the evening we were at Southside Baptist Church, Pastor  Arthur Lands, where we presented our ministry, shared our calling, our vision and burden for our field and preach as well; after the service, the church voted to take us for support, what a blessing! On December 20th, we visited Grace Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, Pastor Dave Luethy, he was very gracious allowing us to share our ministry; we will be going back sometime next year for a formal meeting, the date is to be determined. On December 27th, we presented our ministry at  Faith Baptist Church in Colonial Heights, VA, Pastor Gene Balance and I had the privilege to preach.

On the 24th and 31st of December we were at our home church; it was a joy to see our brothers and sisters before we leave again for our next journey.

What blessings we have received during these two months. Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!

We continue praising the Lord 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 blood circulation as we traveled and a constant cough that attacks her every now and then.  Also a special request, we need to be on the field by January 2019, Lord willing! We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support.

  • 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will.  In our last prayer letter we mentioned that our support dropped to 36%; praise the Lord, now, it’s at 45% and it could be more by the end of this year as we are still waiting on some churches. During these two months, that we are aware of, three churches took us on for support.

Our Lord is a sovereign, omniscient and omnipotent God. Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. We want to give you a brief summary of our schedule of our meetings, conferences and churches that we will be visiting for next year. it will be more detailed when we send out the prayer letters.

In January, we will be in Georgia; February in Georgia and Virginia; March in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina; April in South Carolina; May in North Carolina; June in North Carolina and Georgia; July in Florida and Georgia; August in Georgia; September in Georgia and South Carolina; October in Georgia; November in Georgia and Virginia; in December it’s open for now.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full with formal meetings and conferences for next year. The Lord has blessed with meetings and conferences  in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. He is in control! For now, the Lord is still opening doors for more meetings and conferences next year in these states.

 

  • 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 year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision and protection. 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 for your faithful prayers, kindness and love, but most of all for your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit of God whom 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.

Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud

Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.

In Christ alone

 

September/October 2017 – Prayer Letter

September and October 2017 Prayer Letter pdf

Carta de Oracion – Septiembre-Octubre 2017 – pdf

Dear Brethren,

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.

As we press on this glorious journey, the months of September and October also have been a blessing and productive. Praise the Lord!

We were in South Carolina, again, from the 9th through 18th of September. On September 9, we were at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, SC, Pastor Steve Cummins where we presented our work; then we headed on to Greenville, SC to  Zion Hill Baptist Church ,Pastor Danny Moore for a Mission Conference on Monday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th, that Monday night service we had a candle light service due to the lost of power, what a blessing!!  On Wednesday the 13th, we went back to Lexington for a meeting at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Pastor Stephen Williamson. The following day, Thursday, we headed to Braselton, GA to Macedonia World Baptist Missions where we had a two day Orientation meeting until Friday; after the meeting, we went back to West Columbia, SC for a meeting at New Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Brook Harper on Sunday the 17th. On Sunday the 24th, we visited Central Baptist Church in Onley, VA, Pastor Ken Helms, he was gracious to allow us to present our ministry and he invited us back in the latter of November, the date is to be determined.

On Wednesday the 27, we visited Wayside Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA , Pastor Paul Mitchell.

On October 1st in the morning we visited Victory Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, Pastor Bob Wilson, he allowed us to share our burden and vision, it was a blessing; and in the evening, we visited Virginia Beach Beacon Baptist Church, Pastor Gordon Ellsworth.

On October 4th we visited  Harbor Baptist Church in Hampton, VA , Pastor C. J. Prather. He was very gracious by allowing to come back in November 19, 2017 to formally present our ministry.

On October 8th, we had the privilege in meeting the new pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA, Pastor Allen Garbutts, a church we visited earlier in April of this year

October 11 through the 15 we were blessed with another Mission Conference at Shalom Baptist Church in Tonawanda, NY, Pastor Roland Mills, near the area of Buffalo, NY; this conference was an answer to prayer.

October 18, we visited Charity Baptist Church in Newport News, VA, Pastor Bruce Hoose. He allowed us to speak briefly about our ministry, he wants us to come back to formally present before the end of the year, he will let us know when;

We visited Faith Baptist Church in Waverly, VA , Pastor Lewis Lawson on October 22nd; he was very gracious in allowing us t present our ministry that same day. We shared our testimonies in Sunday School, I preached in the morning and evening service, the church also voted that same day to take us for support, what a blessing!

In the afternoon at 2:00PM, we visited Grace Baptist Church in Petersburg, Pastor Raleigh Nunnally, He allowed us to briefly share our ministry and want us to come back before the end of the year.

We had the privilege of presenting our ministry and I preached at New Berean Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA, Pastor Leon Ricks on October 29; there is good possibility that they will take us on for support.

What blessings we have received during these two months. Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!

We continue praising the Lord 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 a special request, we need to be on the field by January 2019, Lord willing. We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support.

  • 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. As of now, our support dropped from 41% to 37%, Lord willing in our next prayer it will go up again, in the meantime we  are waiting for new churches that are going to support us, it may be more than 41%; but praise the Lord we received word that Shalom Baptist Church, Pastor Roland Mills, will take us on for support., as well as Faith Baptist Church, Pastor Lewis Lawson, in Waverly, VA. Our Lord is a sovereign, omniscient and omnipotent God. Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. The first week of November from the 1st  to 13th we will be in Northern Virginia and Georgia for meetings. Crossroads Baptist Church on the 1st, Pastor Kenny Baldwin; on the 5th, Pine Grove Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA, Pastor Greg Howell; on the 8th, Way of the Cross Baptist Church in McDonough, GA, Pastor Steven Bell and on the 12th, we will be going to Westside Baptist Church in McDonough, GA, Pastor Nathan Dorsey. On November 19, we will be at Harbor Baptist Church, Pastor C. J. Prather in Hampton, VA presenting our ministry.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full for the rest of this year. The Lord has blessed with meetings in VA, SC and GA. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing, He is in control! For now, the Lord is opening doors for more meetings and conferences next year in GA, SC, NC, and VA. Our agenda is not full but we have quite a few meetings and conferences from January through July, and some conferences in September, October and November.

  • 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 and presented. 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 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

September-October 2017 Prayer Letter – pdf

 

July/ August 2017 – Prayer Letter

Julio – Agosto – 2017 Carta de Oracion – pdf

July and August – 2017 Prayer Letter – pdf

Dear Brethren,

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.

As we press on this glorious journey, the months of July and August also have been a blessing and very productive and some setback. Praise the Lord!

We were in South Carolina until August 17. The first church that we visited on July 2 in the morning was Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, SC , Pastor Steve Cummins, he  allowed us to give our testimony and he also invited us back on September 10, 2017; In the evening we were at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lexington, SC, Pastor Dickson Beam, he also allowed us to share briefly what we are doing and we are planning to go back in November of this year; then we headed on to Greenville, SC where the Lord blessed us with a place to stay until the 15th at our previous Pastors’ home when we were in New York City at Faith Baptist Church; we visited Zion Hill Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Danny Moore on Wednesday July 5th, he invited us back for a mission conference in September on the 11 and 12;  we were at Unity Baptist Church in Greenville, SC , Pastor J. Earl Green, on July 9th, we shared our testimony and  he also invited us back for Mission emphasis month next March the 25 , 2018;  we visited Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville, Pastor Joel Logan where we stayed, in their prophet chamber, until the 21st of July, he is looking at possible dates when we can go back next March 2018 as well. We were supposed to stay there until the 31st of July, but my wife, unfortunately, got very sick so we had to go back to Virginia the morning of the 21st of July. On July 12, we visited Carolina Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC, Pastor Marc Williamson, he invited us back the following Wednesday the 19 to present and preach. We were supposed to go to other churches in Taylors, SC, Pastor John Monroe, on July 23rd ; Iglesia Bautista de la Fe in Greenville, SC, Pastor Dan Vasquez on the 26th; White Horse Baptist Church on the 30th in Greenville, SC, Pastor Mark Alexander and other churches in Walterboro, SC until the 6th of August, but was not possible due to my wife’s sickness;

We went back to South Carolina on the 8th of August for more meetings and visiting churches until the 17th of August. We were at Welch Creek Baptist Church in Walterboro, SC, Pastor James H. Baker on August the 9th where we also stayed at their prophet chamber until August 17th, he allowed us to speak about our vision and burden for Costa Rica and invited us back next March 2018; also he invited us to come to Camp meeting next year in April from the 16th to the 19th.  We had a Jubilee Conference at Life Baptist Church in St Stephen, SC, Pastor Alfred Willis in August from the 11th  through the 13th, 2017, he also allowed to us speak about our calling and vision for Costa Rica, and invited us back in April 2018; we also went to Victory Baptist Church in Charleston, SC, Pastor Greg Powell, he also allowed us to speak and invited us back next April 2018, the exact date to be confirmed.

After we headed on to Braselton, GA for our interview with Macedonia World Baptist Missions which was on the 18th of August which went very well. Praise the Lord! He is in control. While we were there, we visited Jackson County Baptist Church in the morning, Pastor Jack Lawson, he invited us back next September 2018 for their Mission Conference; in the evening we went Cross Roads Baptist Church, Pastor Kenneth Kuykendall, he also invited us for their Mission Conference next November 2018. While we were at Macedonia World Baptist Missions, we participated in their 50th Annual Conference which was held at Corinth Baptist Church, Loganville, GA, Pastor Tom Foskey, which was also Corinth’s Baptist Church Mission Conference from the 27th to 30th of August. What a blessing, Glory to God, Praise the Lord, Praise His Holy Name!!

We continue praising the Lord 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 a special request, we need to be on the field by January 2019, Lord willing. We pray that the Lord will move the hearts of His people to make this happen. We humbly plead to all the churches we have presented, and not supporting us at the moment, to pray, consider and reconsider in encouraging us with support.

  • 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. Carolina Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC; Corinth Baptist Church in Loganville, GA took us on for support and also an anonymous supporter.  As of now, with the new supports, we are about 40%. Praise the Lord!! Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here. Our Lord is a sovereign, omniscient and omnipotent God.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. The second week of September from the 9th to 18th we will be going back to South Carolina for meetings and conferences; we will be in Northern Virginia and Georgia from the 1st through the 13th of November.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be full for the rest of this year. So far the Lord has blessed with other meetings in VA, GA, and SC. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing, He is in control! For now, the Lord is opening doors for more meetings and conferences next year in GA, SC, NC, and VA.

  • 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. 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 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

May/June 2017 – Prayer Letter

Mayo y Junio – 2017 Carta de Oracion pdf

May and June – 2017 Prayer Letter pdf

Dear Brethren,

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.

The months of May and June have been a blessing and very productive. Praise the Lord! We have been on the road since the 12th of May in GA than we will be heading on to South Carolina on June 10th through August 17th. During the month of May we had one meeting at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Conyers, GA, Pastor Richard Stucke and also visited many churches in Buford, Suwanee, Conyers, Stockbridge, McDonough, GA. Many of the churches that we visited, the pastors were kind enough allowing us  to share our testimony, vision and burden for Costa Rica , as well inviting us back for meetings and Mission Conferences. Three meetings were scheduled for November 2017, the first one with Pine Grove Baptist Church in Conyers, GA, Pastor Greg Howell on the 5th and the other with Way of the Cross Baptist Church in McDonough, GA, Pastor Steven Bell on the 8th and on the 12th at Henry Baptist Church, Pastor Archie Norman. Three Missions Conferences were scheduled for 2018; one with Old Suwanee Baptist Church in Buford, GA in January, Pastor Tim Campbell; the other with Light of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers, GA, Pastor Eric Lee, also in January as well; another with Liberty Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA, Pastor Matt Grimes in October. While we were in GA, after calling churches and pastors, we also scheduled a meeting with Crossroads Baptist Church in Baileys Crossroads, VA, Pastor Kenny Baldwin for November 1st, 2017.While we were in South Carolina, we visited New Hope Baptist Church in West Columbia on June 11, Pastor Brooks Harper, we shared what we are doing, he also invited us back in September, time to be determined; we visited Joel Baptist Church in West Columbia and Pastor Kevin Rogerson invited us back for Low Country Fellowship of Pastors the following day; during that meeting, we were blessed by meeting many pastors; as a result of this meeting, we visited Gantt Street Baptist Church in Cayce, SC, Pastor Gene Rowell, on June 18 for Father’s Day; we visited Gethsemane Baptist Church in Lexington on Wednesday the 21st, Pastor Steven Williamson, he allowed us to share our burden and vision; We also visited and presented as well Beacon Baptist Church in Lexington, Pastor Thomas A. Caldwell, on Sunday morning the 25th of June; in the evening we were at Grace Baptist Church in West Columbia, Pastor Bill Egerdahl; on Wednesday the 28th of June, we visited Alpine Baptist Church in Columbia, Pastor Robin Morrow, he will look at his schedule for possible meeting; we are going to have a meeting at Unity Baptist Church in Greenville, SC , Pastor James Green, on July 9th; a meeting at Faith Baptist Church in Taylors as well , Pastor John Monroe, on July 25th; we have a conference scheduled at Life Baptist Church in St Stephens, SC, Pastor Alfred Willis from August 11 through the 13, 2017; we visited many other churches in West Columbia, Columbia, Lexington, Greenville, North Charleston, Charleston, Goose Creek and Walterboro, SC. Many of the churches that we visited in South Carolina, the pastors were kind enough, also, allowing us to share our testimony, vision and burden for Costa Rica and invited us back for meetings and Mission Conferences, these meetings are to be scheduled by the pastors for a later date. Praise the Lord! He is in control and His Holy Spirit is guiding us.

We 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.

  • 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 soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. When we were on the road, we received word that one other church took us on for support, Calvary Harvest Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Ga. As of now, with the new support, we are about 33%. Praise the Lord!! Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here. Our Lord is a sovereign, omniscient and omnipotent God.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. We will be traveling through South Carolina until August 17, 2017.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Pray that our schedule will be filled for the rest of this year. So far the Lord has blessed with other meetings in VA, GA, and SC. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing, He is in control!

  • 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.

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 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