August 2020 – Prayer Letter
Dear Beloved Brethren,
We are sending you a cordial greeting and praying that you are all well, forever strengthen in Christ, trusting in His promises.
As always, we cannot over state this, we thank and we will keep on thanking our Eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for sending us on this glorious mission. We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness and to be obedient and faithful until the end. Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be. We know it is God’s plan for us to be here, getting all documents in order just before this pandemic; we have seen God’s hands. We understand that we are living in difficult times and we do immensely thank you for your support, prayers and we praise the Lord for your faithfulness. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of August has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown until further notice from the Ministry of Health. Now, it is obligatory in using masks in all public spaces, if not we will be fined.
As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:
- We had two earthquakes during this month which was felt in all Costa Rica, but the one on August 24 was substantially big at 3:52PM with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale with a depth of 27.2Km, the epicenter was about 1.5 hours away from where we live towards the pacific.
- We have been praying for a while about starting a bible study and reaching people virtually via Facebook and Zoom now that we have many contacts and for the Lords for direction.
- We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process. Immigration is supposed to be opened the end of September but only God knows with this pandemic.
- Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us. Protection from the COVID – 19. It is difficult to go out and evangelize due to this pandemic crisis but we do it when we have a chance to. Praise the Lord for that!
- Place for the ministry, continue praying for its availability. We are very anxious to start the ministry but we have to wait on the Lord, He is in control (Psalms 27:14). We believe that the Lord is holding that place for us, giving us time as well with pandemic crisis.
- We need a miracle for our support to be at 100%. as we are preparing to start the ministry
- Pray about the COVID – 19, It has gotten worse and has surpassed 40,000 cases with 418 deaths. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has pushed back the date again and has not given a new date to go ahead and start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases. In general, we are seeing a bit a light at the end of the tunnel because in September the Ministry of Health will permit us to circulate more frequently even though we are still in restrictions.
- Pray about the total reopening of airports, only United Airlines and some States in the United States are allowed to come; planes from Europe, United Kingdom and Canada are allowed.
Our support is still at 90%.
Safety with Travels
Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. Now with these frequent earthquakes.
Schedule of Meetings
It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.
Softness of Attitude
To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.
- Praise the Lord for His provision, protection and care that He has for us as we do His will.
- Praise the Lord for the group that we are involved in for pastors, their wives as we meet every Tuesday and Friday. We get a chance to speak every now and then. It is truly a blessing to get to know pastors and their wives in the area.
Beloved Brethren, may the love of the Almighty God, the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you All. Amen!
Brother Jean-Claude & Sister Matilde Guilbaud
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory!