January 2019 – Prayer Letter

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January 2019 – 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.

Year 2018 is behind us and now Year 2019 is before us. It reminds me of Phillipians 3:13,14 where it says: “ … but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling God in Christ Jesus.” We are looking ahead for much brighter and bigger things that the Lord has for us this year.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of January has been very light, not much meetings. Most of Sunday and Wednesday evenings we were at our sending church Tabernacle Baptist Church. But on the 6th, in the morning, we visited Temple Baptist Church on Chesapeake, VA, Pastor Watson Morgan, who is their new pastor. On the 13th, we visited Ocean Park Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, Pastor Marvin Bagent, for the first time; this particular Sunday was the second Sunday of Mission emphasis month. Pastor Bagent was very kind and graceful in allowing us to present our ministry and to speak; he also invited us back the following Sunday the 20th, It was truly a blessing on how the Lord directed us to this church.

On the 27th, we were invited to a retirement service of a pastor of which the church support us; the church is Biltmore  Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA, Pastor Thorton Frye; he has been the pastor there for 66 years, what a blessing that was!

We are getting ready to leave February 2nd  for the next two months for meetings and conferences in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and also in Virginia; then back to Virginia Beach for a week in the beginning of April, after we leave for Costa Rica on the 9th of April through the 30th in order to find a place to live, the location for the ministry and to start all the paper work needed for our stay in Costa Rica. We pray that everything will go well, Lord willing, and if it does, we look forward to our move sometime in June or July 2019.

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

PRAYERS

  • For wisdom and guidance as we are preparing to leave for Costa Rica, for the Lord to guide us to the right people and the right place.
  • We are in the process of speaking to the Migration and  Immigration of Costa Rica; there is a lot of leg work to do and many papers to fill out.
  • Our health in order to work in His vineyard. My wife’s cataracts surgery has been postponed for a later date, hopefully before we leave for good to Costa Rica.
  • As we keep stressing, it is our goal, Lord willing, to be on the field by June or July 2019. As mentioned earlier in the previous paragraph, we are planning to go in April to look for a place to live, as well as the location for the ministry. We need a miracle for our support to be at 100% or more by the time we leave. 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!!
  • We would like to bring to the table of your hearts the following needs. We have started to check on our passage expenses (flight, moving, governmental fees, rental for housing and ministry, etc. etc.); we don’t have a final number yet but from what we have gathered so far, it could cost up to Twenty Five Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Dollars, ($25,736.00) perhaps more, hopefully not.  So far, (1) for the flight, places to stay and the car rental (only from the 9th of April to the 30th) in order to mobilize when we are there will be about Three Thousand Six hundred and Sixty Four Dollars for 21 Days ($3,664.00), plus or minus, that does not include food (Flight – $1,691.00 + Hotel – $1,323.00 + Car rental – $1,322.00.00/ Full coverage) these are the exact prices ; (2) for the moving, door to door, it could be about Fourteen Thousand Dollars ($14,000.00), for a 40’ container, which includes one car; (3) for governmental fees, taxes, etc. (Importation fees, Visa fees, it could be about Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00); (4) personal and ministry (rental of home and church building) about Five Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($5,400.00) which includes one month security deposit and one month rent.    

Beloved Brethren, Pastors and Churches, this is a lot of money; we pray and humbly plead for your help, for the Lord’s provision and what He will have you to do according to His will. We pray that the Holy Spirit of our Lord God will move your hearts; all donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under Shipping- Travel account.

  • Support Levels

        We are still waiting on many churches and Lord willing plus the one we presented in January. Now, we are at 74%, thank the Lord for one more support.  We pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter and for churches’ hearts to me moved.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road. In February, we will be in North Carolina and Georgia; in March we will be in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia; the first Sunday of April in North Carolina for Meetings and Conferences.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Our schedule is full for February and March 2019; November in North Carolina for one conference, if we are not in Costa Rica, hopefully we will be, Lord willing!

  • 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. Brethren, we are excited to see on how the Lord will be working this year, we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace.

PRAISES

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

December 2018 – Prayer Letter

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Carta de Oracion -Diciembre 2018-Pdf

December 2018 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren,

Greetings and peace and love in the name of our eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

We have much to be grateful for during this Christmas season but not just for this season but all the time. First, we are so thankful to the Lord, God for sending His precious and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ as the first missionary to a lost and dying world, to suffer and die for us, ungrateful and undeserving as we are. Praise the Lord for the gift of the Holy Spirit who guides us, guard us and is such a Comforter in times of trials, tribulations, tests and tears.  Second, we thank the Lord for His precious Word and, finally, we have been privileged by God to serve Him according to His call upon our lives. What an honor and privilege to serve the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Architect of all architects, the Carpenter of all carpenters our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We pray that you will have a wonderful and blessed Christmas commemorating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we pray, as well, 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 ways to the LORD: trust in Him, He shall bring it to pass (Psalm 37: 4-5).

Lord, I lay my burden upon Thee because I know you’re there to carry them for me.

When in times of trials and tribulations, I know You’re there to sustain me.

Lord, I go to You because You give me rest despite of all my tests,

When in times of tests and temptations, I know You’re there to strengthen me,

Lord, I put my faith and trust in Thee because I know I’ll be blessed as You have promised.

When in times of cries and desperation, I know You’re there to comfort me,

Lord, I lean on You when I am not strong because I know with You I can’t go wrong,

When in times of tears and desolation, I know You’re there to walk with me.

Lord, I leave ev’ry thing up to Thee, I know You’re there to take vengeance for me.

When in times of fear and persecution, I know You’re there to protect me.

Lord, I know You’re there to sustain me, to strengthen me, to comfort me, to protect me and to walk with me;

Lord, I know You’ll always be there, no matter where! (Jean-Claude Guilbaud, 2018)

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 December was not as productive with conferences; we had two meetings cancelled due to a snow storm where we were. December 2nd, we went to Maranatha Baptist Church in Yorktown, VA, Pastor Dale Coffey, one of our supporting churches, in the morning to give them a report and in the evening we were at our sending church and as well on Wednesday December 5th. On Saturday December 8th, we headed to Evington, VA for meetings in the area but unfortunately the next day, Sunday, we had a big snow storm so we couldn’t go to our meetings in Rocky Mount, VA, Woodlawn Baptist Church, Pastor Eddie Hawks in the morning nor Liberty Baptist Church, Pastor Jeff Chapman, in Evington, VA in the evening. We have to reschedule for some other time, perhaps in January 2019. We were blessed by Liberty Baptist Church by allowing us to stay in their prophet chamber until the 17th. On Wednesday December 12th, we were at Southside Baptist Church, Pastor Donnie Glass, in Goodview, VA for a meeting. We were blessed as we presented our ministry, shared our vision and I had the honor to preach as well. On Sunday the 16th, in the morning, we were at Central Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Fitzgerald in Lynchburg, VA; we presented our ministry and shared our calling and vision as well. In the evening, we went to present our ministry at Clearview Baptist Church in Rustburg, VA Pastor Zane Kramer; we were blessed as we presented our ministry and I had the privilege to preach as well. On Wednesday December 19th, we were at our home church. On Sunday morning the 23rd, we went to Victory Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, Pastor Les Smith, one of our supporting churches, to give them an update and in the evening we were back at home church; also on Wednesday the 26th and Sunday the 30th since we had no more meetings for the rest of the year.

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

PRAYERS

  • 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. My wife’s cataracts surgery in January 2019, the date is not set yet.
  • 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!!
  • We have started to check on our passage expenses, moving and flying, etc; we don’t have a final number yet but from what we have gathered, it could cost between 7 to 15 thousand dollars. Beloved Brethren, Pastors and Churches, this is a lot of money and humbly asking, we are going to need your help and prayers for the Lord’s provision and what He will have you to do according to His will.
  • Support Levels

        We are still waiting on churches and Lord willing plus the ones we presented to in December. Per my final calculations, we thought we were at 74% but unfortunately we are at 73% instead. We pray that it will be more by our next prayer letter and for churches’ hearts to me moved.

  • Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road. In January, we will be in Virginia due to cancellations of meetings in December; the dates are not set yet.

  • Schedule of Meetings

Or schedule is light for January 2019, but 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. 

PRAISE

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

 

November 2018 – Prayer Letter

November 2018 Prayer Letter – Pdf

Carta de Oracion -Noviembre 2018 – Pdf 

 

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:

PRAYERS

  • 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.

PRAISE

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

 

October 2018 – Prayer letter

Carta de Oracion -Octubre 2018 –  Pdf

October 2018 Prayer Letter – Pdf

October 2018 – Prayer Letter

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 it also a privilege to be Missionaries to Costa Rica.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of October has been a blessing as well. On Monday the 1st of October, we left Tampa, FL for Virginia Beach but we stopped in Alpharetta, GA to rest on Monday; then the next day, Tuesday the 2nd we headed to Virginia Beach to prepare for our next journey. On Wednesday the 3rd, we went to our home church Tabernacle Baptist Church where a Fall Revival meeting was going on. On the Saturday the 6th, we headed to North Carolina in Winston-Salem for a Mission Conference at Woodland Baptist Church, Pastor Tim Gammons until the 9th, Dr. Roger Baker of Macedonia World Baptist Missions was the main speaker, he is also the Field Director for Middle East and Europe. On Wednesday the 10th, we went to Gospel Light Baptist Church in Winston-Salem to visit and to stay in their prophet chamber until the 15th due the fact one of our Mission conference was cancelled in Orlando, FL. On Sunday the 14th, in the morning, we visited Northwood Baptist Church, Pastor Allen Barker, in Yadkinville, NC; Pastor Barker is the Brother- in – Law of Dr. Scott Caudill, the Director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions; Pastor Barker invited us back for Mission Emphasis Month next January or February of 2019 (DTBD) where Dr. Caudill will be the speaker. In the evening, we went to Green Valley Baptist Church in Walnut, NC, Pastor Wayne Dunn; Pastor Dunn was gracious in allowing to share our ministry. On Tuesday the 16th, in the morning, we were invited at a Pastor’s Fellowship at Meadow View Baptist Church, Pastor Robert Hutchens, in Winston – Salem; this meeting was a blessing and as a result we have made many contacts for meetings next February 2019. In the evening we went to a camp meeting at Northwood Baptist Church in Yadkinville, NC, Pastor Allen Barker. On Wednesday the 17th, we visited Temple Baptist Church in Lewisville, NC, Pastor Joshua Boles; Pastor Boles was gracious in allowing me to share our ministry and invited us back next February 24, 2019 to formally present our ministry.  On Saturday the 20th, we headed to Silver Creek Baptist Church in Seven Springs, NC, Pastor Jason Watford, for a Mission Conference on Sunday the 21st. On Wednesday the 24th we visited Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle, Pastor Justin Gazaway in Ringgold, GA; I was privilege to share our vision and burden.       

From the 28th  to 31st, we were in  Georgia for a Mission Conference at Westside Baptist Church, Pastor Nathan Dorsey, our allocated time was Sunday morning the 28th then we visited Bible Baptist church in Griffin, GA, Pastor John  Sweatte on Wednesday the 31st of October, we were truly  blessed by that visit.

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

PRAYERS

  • As we mentioned in our last prayer letter, we urgently are in need of a minivan to finish our deputation journey. Someone was gracious enough to lend us one until November 9th but 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 were planning to go next February to look for a place to live, as well the property for the ministry, but unfortunately we have meetings during that time. We need this miracle for our support of be 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

        One more church took us on for support this month; Woodland Baptist Church in Winston – Salem, Pastor Tim Gammons. As of now, we are at 72%. We are still waiting on other churches, it could be more by our next prayer letter. Praise the Lord!

  • Safety with Travels

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

In November we will be in Virginia and Georgia for meetings; in December we will be in Virginia for meetings as well.

  • 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.

  • 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.

PRAISE

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 for your kindness, compassion 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.

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

 

September 2018 – Prayer Letter

September 2018 Prayer Letter – Pdf file

Carta de Oracion – Septiembre 2018- Pdf file

September 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.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of September did not start well; I was again hospitalized for the same problem I had in March earlier this year. I was in Lynchburg, Virginia for meetings when that happened. It started Sunday the 2nd of September in the evening and did not feel well at all night long; then on Monday afternoon, my wife called Pastor Chapman’s mother- in- law of Liberty Baptist Church of Evington, VA; my blood pressure was 196/110 but I did not feel it because usually I will get dizzy. So the pastor came over immediately and brought me to the emergency room in Gretna, VA that afternoon; we were there until early Tuesday morning about 3:30AM after a CT Scan was made revealing that I had an obstruction in my small intestine. I was transferred to Lynchburg General Hospital for more test and observation. The chief surgeon wanted to do an incision in my upper stomach to detect the problem but he decided to wait after more tests, x-rays and a tube in my nose going down through my esophagus and my stomach (that was not fun, from past experience). Thursday morning, more test and x-rays for 4 hours on that cold metal table; 2 ½ hours into this ordeal, another x-ray was made revealing that the barium did not go all the way down to my rectum (not a good sign) but the Radiologist decided to wait another hour to see of it will go through and it did – I tell you, I shouted Hallelujah because I did not want to go through that operation; but the radiologist said that he will give all results to the surgeon and he will decide what to do next. Early Friday morning came to give me the results and those were his words “we have found no abnormalities, we don’t understand it and for us it is a mystery” Well, I knew it was God intervening; the doctors did their jobs and God finished it; again I shouted Praise the Lord! Believe me I was praying all that time because I needed to be in Walterboro, SC for a meeting on the 9th at Welch Creek Baptist Church, Pastor James H. Baker; we left Saturday morning for that meeting, a 6 hour drive and we presented on Sunday and I preached on Sunday night, after the service the church voted to take us on for support ( by the way I had to cancel two conferences when I was in the hospital, one with Jackson County Baptist Church in Jefferson, GA, Pastor Jack Lawson and the other one with Berean Baptist Church in Ellenwood, GA, Pastor Alan Sinclair).

Beside all this, this month was still a blessing seeing on how God works in the lives of His children despite of setbacks and circumstances; I am always reminded of Romans 8:28, praise the Lord for His promises and faithfulness!

On the 10th we drove back to Virginia Beach for follow up appointment with doctors and dentist. We went to home church on Wednesday the 12th but it was cancelled due to the hurricane, Sunday the 16th and Wednesday the 19th we were at our home church. On Friday we headed down to Georgia for a meeting at Harvest Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Arthur, which was on Sunday the 23rd, what a blessing this visit was; Pastor Arthur ask us to come back sometime during the last week of October. This same Sunday, while we were going to the service that Sunday evening, the van that we borough stopped on the road, someone at the church had to come to get us, after the evening service, the van was towed to a mechanic that goes to the church until it could be fixed the next day; well come to find out, the alternator was bad and one of the belt as well. Praise the Lord, the church paid for all the repairs and the oil change. What a blessing! When we do the Lord’s work with a pure and sincere heart, He always takes care of His children.

 Then on the 25th we headed to Tampa, FL for a Mission Conference at West Gate Baptist Church, Pastor George Pirt, until the 30th. What a blessing this conference was! Praise the Lord, the Church took us on for support at the end of the Conference. On Monday October 1st we drove to Georgia for one evening before heading to Virginia Beach the next day to get ready to leave again on the 5th of October for Mission Conferences and Meetings of which we will get into more details in our next prayer letter.

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:

PRAYERS

  • As we mentioned in our last prayer letter, we urgently are in need of a minivan to finish our deputation journey. Someone was gracious enough to lend us one until December 2nd but we will need another one to keep going until we leave for Costa Rica before next summer, Lord willing.
  • We need another miracle regarding these new hospital and doctors’ bills. We don’t know how much yet.
  • My wife’s physical need with her blood circulation and my health as well as we traveled. This is the very reason why we need to be on the field by the end of spring 2019; time is of the essence!

As we keep stressing, it is our goal, Lord willing, to be on the field by June 2019. We are planning to go, probably, next February to look for a place to live, as well the property for the ministry, and Lord willing move sometime in the spring, before summer. We need this miracle for our support of be 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!!

  • 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, establishing Baptist Bible College and Christian Academy.

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. Two more churches took us on for support this month; Welch Creek Baptist Church in Walterboro, SC, Pastor James H. Baker and West Gate Baptist Church in Tampa, FL, Pastor George Pirt. As of now, we are at 70%. We pray that it will more by our next prayer letter. Praise the Lord! 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 October we will be in North Carolina and Georgia for Meetings and Mission Conferences; November in North Carolina and Georgia for Meetings and Mission Conferences; in December, Praise the Lord, we have three meetings in Virginia (answer to prayers).

  • 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 and November 2019 in Florida and 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 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.

PRAISE

The Lord is so good in giving us our health, providing and protecting us while we are on the road, despite of setbacks, serving Him.

Psalms 37:4-5 says: “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

Thank you for your kindness, compassion 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. 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

 

August 2018 – Prayer letter

Carta de Oracion – Agosto 2018 Pdf

August 2018 – Prayer Letter Pdf

August 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.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of August has been a blessing and productive as well, even though we did not have many formal meetings but Praise the Lord anyway. On Wednesday the 1st of August, we visited White Horse Height Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Scott Dean. Pastor Dean was very gracious in allowing us to share our calling, vision and burden for Costa Rica; at the end of the service, the church voted to partner with us. It was truly a blessing; we are always expecting the unexpected from God! On Sunday the 5th of August in the morning, we visited Gospel Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Joseph Willis. Pastor Willis was very gracious in allowing us to present our ministry, share our vision and burden.  In the evening we went to Zion Hill Baptist Church, Pastor Danny Moore, one of our supporting churches to give an update. We were blessed, as always, to stay at Zion Hill prophet chamber from the 31st of July through August the 7th before heading to Wilson, NC for a Mission Conference at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Shakour from the 8th of August through the 13th; what a blessing this conference was! From what we gathered, the church voted to take us on for support as well. Praise the Lord! 

On the 14th, we headed for home in Virginia Beach and we have been there until the 25th of August, visiting our supporting churches, before going to Evington and Lynchburg, VA for meetings. While we were in Virginia Beach, we attended our home church on Wednesday the 15th and Sunday morning the 19th; in the evening of the 19th, we went to Biltmore Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA, Pastor Thornton Frye, to give them of update. On Wednesday the 29th, we went to Good News Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA, Pastor Marvin Tobin to give them an update as well.  On the 25th, we headed to Evington, VA for a meeting at Liberty Baptist Church, Pastor Jeff Chapman and on Sunday the 26th, I had the privilege to preach and share our ministry in the morning and evening service; What a blessing!  On Wednesday the 29th, we visited Baptist Tabernacle of Altavista in Altavista, VA, Pastor Jon Ensley, we had the opportunity to present our ministry and I had the privilege to preach as well, it was an unexpected blessing. On Thursday the 30th, we visited Jordan Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA, Pastor Melvin Campbell; Pastor Campbell was very gracious in allowing us to present our ministry and I also had the privilege to preach, this was also another unexpected blessing, the Lord is so good. On Friday the 31st we were invited to attend a Revival Tent Meeting at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, VA, Pastor Eddie Hawks where Pastor Chapman preached one night, and as result of that invitation and meeting we have made many contacts. Pastor Hawks invited us to come back in December to formally present our ministry, the date is to be determined.  Praise the Lord! We were in Evington, VA until the 6th of September visiting and presenting to churches while we stayed at Liberty Baptist Church’s prophet chamber.

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

PRAYERS

  • As we mentioned in our last prayer letter, we urgently are in need of a minivan to finish our deputation journey. After much prayers and supplication, the Lord made it clear to us not to buy one because of additional bills that we will have; (we must be good steward of the money that God gives us) instead, better to wait on God’s people to lend us one.
  • 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; time is of the essence!
  • 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, before summer. 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, establishing Baptist Bible College and Christian Academy.

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. Four more churches took us on for support this month; White horse Height Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Scott Dean, Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, SC, Pastor Steve Cummins and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wilson, NC, Pastor Joe Shakour; Liberty Baptist Church in Evington, VA, Pastor Jeff Chapman. Unfortunately, we received word from one of our supporting churches that they were having difficulties at the moment, sadly they had to stop our support temporarily and because of that, we are at 66% instead of 67%. We pray that it will go back up by our next prayer letter. In any way, Praise the Lord! 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 September we will be in Virginia and South Carolina for meetings, Georgia and Florida for Mission Conferences; October in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida for Meetings and Mission Conferences; November in North Carolina and Georgia for Meetings and Mission Conferences; in December, it’s still open but a possibility to have a meeting in South Carolina and 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 and November 2019 in Florida and 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 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.

PRAISE

Today is August 21st and as I was writing this prayer letter, getting a heads up and getting ready to leave this Saturday for Evington, VA. We received a call from one of our supporting churches announcing to us that they have a van that we can use until the first week of December. We were exceedingly rejoicing as tears of joy were coming down from our cheeks, to see the faithfulness and greatness of God in providing for His children, especially when we obey Him doing His will. The Lord gave us exactly what we were looking for. The answer to our prayers came at the last minute unexpectedly, waiting patiently on God. We must always expect the unexpected from God! God always steps in at the last minute. Praise the Lord!!! When our hearts are right with God and His will coincides with ours, He gives us the desires of our hearts. Psalms 37:4-5 says: “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

I received news from the doctors, there was a bill for 382.00 dollars of which the medical insurance paid in full. Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! He has answered our prayers. But I still have a previous outstanding bill for an MRI of $400.00 dollars (at the moment of which I am still paying) from before when I was in Virginia earlier this year, in regards to the same problem, before I was admitted at Greenville Memorial Health System in March. We need one other miracle, our support of 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!!

Thank you for your kindness, compassion 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. 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

 

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