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April 2022 – Prayer Letter

April 2022 – Prayer Letter   

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness, to be obedient and faithful until the end.  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.

FURLOUGH MEETINGS AND TRAVEL UPDATES

As we announced last month, we were going to be on furlough from March 28 through April 29, 2022. Sorry for some of the confusion in our last prayer letter. We have been greatly blessed visiting some of the churches in Virginia and Georgia, as well seeing all the Brethren and spending some time with the family.    

It is always humbling and a great honor when a pastor gives me their pulpit to preach God’s Word and share the ministry He has called us to, not to mention committing to pray and financially supporting us. We also expressed our gratitude to those who provided places for us to stay, who took their time to fellowship with us and thankful to the Lord for safe traveling mercies. Travel can become wearisome, but the Lord strengthened us despite of some setbacks.

We had the privilege to speak to people and inviting them to the services and some did come, we were honored by their presence.

We distributed to all the churches and to some personal contacts the booklet that I have written ‘Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties and Storms”, it was a blessing and humbly received. We pray that it will be a blessing to the edification of the body of Christ and a witness to the world. We can’t wait to distribute them to churches and the people of Costa Rica, the Spanish version.

All the pictures of our visit to the churches can be seen on our Facebook page ‘Jean-Claude & Matilde Guilbaud – Missionaries to Costa Rica’ on the following links:

Liberty Baptist Church – Evington, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145153288987340/2145153028987366/

Gospel Light Baptist Church – Evington, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145151695654166/2145151122320890/

Calvary Baptist Church – Smithfield, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145146675654668/2145146122321390/

New Berean Baptist Church – Portsmouth, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145141488988520/2145140965655239/

Biltmore Baptist Church – Portsmouth, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/a.2145127478989921/2145135205655815/

Fellowship Baptist Church – Chesapeake, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145145275654808/2145145108988158/

Maranatha Baptist Church – Yorktown, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145134952322507/2145134605655875/

Central Baptist Church – Yorktown, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145140345655301/2145139855655350/

Tabernacle Baptist Church – Virginia Beach, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2145144305654905/2145144092321593/

Pine Grove Baptist Church – Stockbridge, GA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2148442935325042/2148442198658449/

Old Suwanee Baptist Church – Buford, GA

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=4870629526377471&set=pcb.4870846603022430

Calvary Baptist Church – Norfolk, VA

https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/photos/pcb.2151093848393284/2151093385059997/

Now that we are back on the mission field, we have a lot of work to do and ahead of us. 

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for the project that I have been working on, Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the Books of the Bible. I have not worked on it for a month since we have been in the States. I am still working on the 1st Epistle of John, at the moment I am still in Chapter 2 verse 28. The booklet that I wrote and titled Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms has been distributed to all the churches that we visited and it was a great blessing. For those of you who didn’t get a copy, you can download one from our website www.guilbauds2costarica.com under BOOKS – Spanish & English. The Commentaries and Outlines can also be seen on our website under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines, as well my preaching under Media/ Sermons in Spanish and Sermons Notes under Spanish Sermons, Notes and Outlines.   
  2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. Thank you for your prayers while we were in the States even though we had some setbacks by being sick with a cold due to the change in temperature.  
  3. Place for the ministry – Now that we are back on the mission field, we have a lot of work to do; looking for a new place for the church due to the bad news we received before we left. Pray with us as we ask the Lord for wisdom, guidance and direction concerning this matter. Continue praying regarding a piece of property that we have been looking at in our area that the Zoning will be suitable for a church building; we are going to schedule an appointment to meet with the zoning official so we can discuss the property and or other options. But in the meantime, we have no other choice to rent in order to save money to purchase that property once we have the church established or another property, according to the Lord’s will.

4.  Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and as of May 2nd it has surpassed 852,074 cases with 8,405 deaths. It is still mandatory to wear a mask everywhere you go.

5. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, it is the same in regards to the restrictions from the Ministry of Health.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry; even though we are very eager to start but the Lord knows what He is doing,

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19 which still lingers here in Costa Rica.  

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times and Satan, as always, wants to put his nose in God’s business.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for His protection and provision while we were in States.
  2. Praise the Lord for all the meetings we have had and for all the blessings we have received from all the churches.
  3. Praise the Lord for the good results we had from our doctors in the states.

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

Reach the World, Reach for Christ; Under His Wings Reaching the World for His

March 2022 – Prayer Letter

March 2022 – Prayer Letter   

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness, to be obedient and faithful until the end.  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.

Praise the Lord all the vehicular restrictions have been lifted but all others remain the same such as, social distancing, wearing mask and occupancies in public spaces and places of worship.

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for the project that I have been working on, Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the Books of the Bible. I am still working on the 1st Epistle of John, at the moment I am still in Chapter 2 verse 28; I didn’t have a chance to study and work on it while we were in the States. The booklet that I wrote and titled Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms will be distributed to all the churches that we will be going to during our visit and we know that it will be a great blessing. For those of you who didn’t get a copy, you can download one from our website www.guilbauds2costarica.com under BOOKS – Spanish & English. The Commentaries and Outlines can also be seen on our website under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines, as well my preaching under Media/ Sermons in Spanish and Sermons Notes under Spanish Sermons, Notes and Outlines.   
  2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. Thank you for your prayers while we were in the States. 
  3. Place for the ministry – Once we returned from the States, we were going to start the ministry, by faith, without having all our support to 100%; but unfortunately we were informed, just this week before we left for the States, that the place has been rented out. We felt a bit discourage after waiting all that time and preparing all those documents. Now we have no other choice to start all over, going through the same process and find another place. Well, I believe the Lord has something else in mind. Pray with us as we ask the Lord for wisdom, guidance and direction concerning this matter. Pray regarding a piece of property that we have been looking at in our area that the Zoning will be suitable for a church building; this property has been on the market for a while now. I will be doing the design and a local architect will be doing the construction documents. But in the meantime, we have no other choice to rent in order to save money to purchase that property once we have the church established or another property, if that is the Lord’s will.

4.  Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and as of today the 28th of March it has surpassed 834,726 cases with 8,266 deaths. It is mandatory to wear a mask everywhere you go and if you don’t, you will not be allow to come in unless if you are in open air keeping your distance.  

5. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, it is the same in regards to the restrictions from the Ministry of Health.

6. As we were in the States for the whole month of April, now we are back on the Mission Field, Costa Rica. Thank you all for your prayers and support.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry; even though we are very eager to start but the Lord knows what He is doing,

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19 which still lingers here in Costa Rica.  

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for His protection and provision while we were in States.
  2. Praise the Lord for all the meetings we have had and for all the blessings we have received from all the churches.
  3. Praise the Lord for the 35 Anniversary of Bible Baptist Church Calle Blancos this month of March 2022.
  4. Praise the Lord for all the new members (4) and baptism (4) we had this month of March.
  5. Praise the Lord for everything.

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 Reach the World, Reach for Christ; Under His Wings R

February 2022 – Prayer Letter

February 2022 – Prayer Letter   

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness, to be obedient and faithful until the end.  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 restrictions for the month of February has been the same as it was in January. Let’s hope the weekends will remain the same but we never know with the government.

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for the project that I have been working on, Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the Books of the Bible. I am still working on the 1st Epistle of John, at the moment I am in Chapter 2 verse 22. I study and try to write at least one per day but sometimes it takes longer.The booklet titled Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms is being printed at the moment by Macedonia World Baptist Missions and hoping to have enough copies by the time we arrive in the States in March in order to distribute them. You can preview the booklet on our website www.guilbauds2costarica.com under BOOKS – Spanish & English.The Commentaries and Outlines can also be seen on our website under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines, as well my preaching under Media/ Sermons in Spanish and Sermons Notes under Spanish Sermons, Notes and Outlines.  

 2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. Thank you for your prayers. I had to rush my wife again two times earlier this month to the Hospital Metropolitan because she was totally dehydrated again and also they found that she had bronchitis, severe acid reflux, respiratory infection so she will be under treatment for a while; also she had a second COVID test made but thank the Lord they both came out negative. As for me, I was also admitted to the same hospital on February the 23 early in the morning, with severe dehydration, trembling and numbness in my arms and legs; I was treated and discharged the same day and will be under medication for a week then follow up with the doctors.

3. Place for the ministry – I submitted the drawings to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects for their review including my drawings; once that’s done and approved, we will submit them to the Ministry of Health and the Corps of Firemen for their final approval. I don’t know how long that will be.

4. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 802,472 cases with 7,999 deaths. It is mandatory to wear a mask everywhere you go and if you don’t, you will not be allow to come in unless if you are in open air keeping your distance.

5. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases. Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions. Most churches are virtual on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and presencial on Sunday mornings; some churches had to close again due to COVID.

6.  Regarding our trip to the States. We are planning to be there for a month from March 28 to April 29, 2022. We will be mostly in Virginia, Georgia and part of South Carolina because it would be impossible to go to all the churches that are supporting us during that period of time, we have a very busy schedule. At the same time while we are in the States, we will be seeing our doctors for a complete check-up as well.

7. Regarding the Lab tests that were done for me, everything seems to be good; except for my PSA level, it has not improved with the medications that I was taking (it went up to 12.23, not a good sign at all) so now the doctor, the Urologist, gave me some other medications, hoping and praying that it will worked and for a better result until my next exam.  

Support Level        

Our support is still at 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry; even though we are very eager to start but the Lord knows what He is doing,

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that we are slowly recuperating. Praise Him for His protection over us.
  2. Praise the Lord for the two baptism we had this month at the church, Bible Baptist Church Calle Blancos.

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ!

January 2022 – Prayer Letter

January 2022 – Prayer Letter   

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

We trust and pray that everyone had a blessed New Year’s Day 2022 but most of all thanking God for giving us another opportunity to serve Him in another year. We don’t know what is ahead but one thing we do know, we need to focus on Him and to the service He has called us. We thank everyone for your continued prayers and support. By His grace and mercy, we pray this year will be more fruitful and for His glory.  

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness, to be obedient and faithful until the end.  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 restrictions for the month of January was the same as it was in December. Let’s hope the weekends will remain the same but we never know with the government.

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for the project that I have been working on, Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the Books of the Bible. It is a very long journey on this Opus that the Lord has laid on my heart. I don’t know how many days, months or years that the Lord is going to give me in order to work on this project, by the time I leave this earth to be with my Lord, I would like leave a legacy behind that will honor the Lord and for His glory.  I am still working and revising the 1st Epistle of John as I have mentioned in our last prayer letter, it will take me a while to finish it even though I have already written the Outline for all the chapters.As I have mentioned in our previous letter, I have put a booklet together of my experience in the hospital San Juan de Dios in San José, Costa Rica, based on Romans 8:28 written in Spanish and English. The title is: Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms. It is being printed at the moment by Macedonia World Baptist Missions and hoping to have it finished by the end of this year.  You can preview the booklet on our website www.guilbauds2costarica.com under BOOKS – Spanish & English.The Commentaries and Outlines can also be seen on our website under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines, as well my preaching under Media/ Sermons in Spanish and Sermons Notes under Spanish Sermons, Notes and Outlines.   
  • Our health in order to work in His vineyard. Three weeks ago, my wife started to feel very bad, then on January 13, early in the morning, she passed out and I had to rush her immediately  to the closest Hospital, Metropolitan, in the area, which is a private hospital because the other public hospital was too far. Upon arriving to the Emergency, right away, they started treating her; they started giving her IV and doing all kinds of Lab Tests. We were there for the whole day until she was released at 4:00PM. According to the doctor, she was totally dehydrated and her thyroids (TSH) was very high, 6.83 compared to the norm which is 0.30 to 4.00. They gave her medications of which she will have to take for the rest of her life. The doctor told me that she could have died if I didn’t bring her to the Emergency that morning.

As for me, it is going to be a long process for my recuperation. I still have some liquid in my stomach, according to the doctor it will take a while for it to dissipate but that should not stop me to continue my normal activities but to be careful to not abuse my body. Continue praying for both of us for physical strength. With all these physical setbacks, we need to be in good health to keep going to the work that God has called us to do according to His will, as we know He is in control of our lives. What the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us.

3.   Place for the ministry – We received the drawings from the Association (the Owner). I started to gather all information and documents in order to submit them to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects to review them, including my drawings; once that’s done and approved, we will submit them to the Ministry of Health and the Corps of Firemen for their final approval.

4.   Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 682,480 cases with 7,533 deaths. It is mandatory to wear a mask everywhere you go and if you don’t, you will not be allow to come in unless if you are in open air keeping your distance.

5. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions. Most churches are virtual on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and presencial on Sunday mornings.

6. Regarding our trip to the States. We are planning to be there for a month from March 28 to April 29, 2022. We will be mostly in Virginia and Georgia because it would be impossible to go to all the churches that are supporting us during that period of time, we have a very busy schedule. At the same time while we are in the States, we will be seeing our doctors for a complete check-up as well.

7. Regarding the Lab tests that were done for me, everything seems to be good; except for my PSA level, it has not improved with the medications that I was taking (it went up to 12.23, no good at all) so now the doctor gave me some other medications for seven days, 4 times daily and hoping and praying that will worked and for a better result. 

Support Level        

Our support is still at 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry; even though we are very eager to start but the Lord knows what He is doing, (Psalms 27: 14).

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. My wife almost got killed twice by some crazy drivers. Pray for our protection.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that I am slowly recuperating with no major issues. Praise Him for His protection over us.
  2. Praise the Lord for the two baptism we had this month.

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ.

December 2021 – Prayer Letter

December 2021 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

We trust and pray that everyone had a blessed Christmas but most of all thanking God for His Son Jesus Christ by giving us the precious gift of Salvation, eternal life.  We thank everyone for their thoughts and gifts. We pray that the New Year 2022 will be a blessing as well.

We have seen the hands of the Lord in our lives this past year 2021 and truly it has been a very trying year dealing with, not only COVID – 19, but also with all the health issues that I have had since May starting with my stomach operation, then a hernia operation in October, after that a biopsy of my prostate in November which came out negative, but praise the Lord He protected us and provided as well throughout all this time.  We pray for a better year in 2022 according to the Lord’s will, and for whatever He has planned for us as we do His work.  

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.We pray that His Holy Spirit will keep on guiding us in the right path of righteousness, to be obedient and faithful until the end.  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 restrictions for the month of January will be the same as it was in December. Let’s hope the weekends will remain the same but we never know with the government.

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for the project that I have been working on, Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the books of the Bible, so far I have written the Book of Leviticus, Book of Psalms, the Epistle of James, the Epistles of John (1, 2, & 3), the Epistle of Jude, the Epistle to Philemon.  I am still working and revising the 1st Epistle of John as I have mentioned in our last prayer letter, it will take me a while to finish it even though I have already written the Outline for all the chapters.  It is a very long journey on this Opus that the Lord has laid on my heart. I don’t know how many days, months or years that the Lord is going to give me in order to work on this project, by the time I leave this earth to be with my Lord, I would like leave a legacy behind that will honor the Lord and for His glory.   It is truly a blessing meditating on the Word and learning a lot.As I have mentioned in our previous letter, I have put a booklet together of my experience in the hospital San Juan de Dios in San José, Costa Rica, based on Romans 8:28 written in Spanish and English. The title is: Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms. It is being printed at the moment by Macedonia World Baptist Missions and hoping to have it finished by the end of this year.  You can preview the booklet on our website www.guilbauds2costarica.com under BOOKS – Spanish & English.The Commentaries and Outlines can also be seen on our website under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines, as well my preaching under Media/ Sermons in Spanish and Sermons Notes under Spanish Sermons, Notes and Outlines.  
  • Our health in order to work in His vineyard. As I mentioned previously, it is going to be a long process for my recuperation before I can resume (full blast) to my normal activities. I still have some liquid in my stomach, according to the doctor it will take a while for it to dissipate.  I had the biopsy done for my prostate, the results came in negative, praise the Lord, but will be under treatment, I don’t know how long. Continue praying for my wife, as well, for physical strength as she is doing everything and being also my nurse. With all these setbacks, I am asking the Lord to give me physical strength to keep doing His work according to His will because He is in control of my health and my life; what the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us.

3.   Place for the ministry – We received the drawings from the Association (the Owner) but with my condition I have                      not been able to submit them to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects to review them; once that’s done, we will submit them to the Ministry of Health and the Corps of Firemen for their approval. Now that Christmas season is over, the government will resume their normal activities sometime after the second week of January.

4.   Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 570,556 cases with 7,353 deaths. It is mandatory to wear a mask everywhere you go and if you don’t, you will not be allow to come in unless if you are in open air keeping your distance.

  • Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions.
  • We are praying about taking a month trip to the US sometime in the spring in order to give an update; unfortunately we won’t be able to visit all the churches that are supporting us during that short period of time, the date has not been set yet but hopefully during January, if that is the Lord’s will and once that is done, I will contact those particular churches. At the same time while we are in the States, my wife needs to see the eye doctor that operated on her and to have a complete women’s physical checkup because in Costa Rica the plan that we have will not cover everything and it will cost a lot of money to get it done; so it will be much more economical and cost effective to get it done in the US under our Medicare plan. 
  • During the month of January and February, I also have many follow-up doctor’s appointment and laboratory test to be done due to my operations.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry; even though we are very eager to start but the Lord knows what He is doing! (Psalms 27: 14).

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that I am slowly recuperating with no major issues and also for the negative results on my prostate biopsy.
  • Praise the Lord for the Conference we had from December 6 – 9 on “WINNING SOULS” at Bible Baptist Church Calle Blanco, many people got saved and many also have made decision to make it a priority.
  • Praise the Lord for the Christmas Cantata and the Program we had at Bible Baptist Church Calle Blanco. I preached that evening for the first time since my operations back in May and October. What a blessing!
  • Praise the Lord I finally got my Costa Rica Driver’s License after seven months of which I had to pay a lawyer to get involve plus I had to pay again for another Dictamen and more translations. I will have to renew it in two years, the same procedure as Immigration. 
  • Praise the Lord for my wife, He has blessed me in a special way for I have no words on how to describe it. If it wasn’t for her, I could not have done anything.
  • Praise the Lord for the time that He has given me to work on the Bible Outlines and Commentaries. As I meditate on all these setbacks, the Lord has given me that time to use it wisely and for His glory.  The Lord, as always, knows what He is doing and I am very grateful. Nothing is in vain when we do it for the Lord.  
  • Praise the Lord for all of the Christmas gift you have sent, it was a big help towards the hospital and doctors expenses for my hernia operation and prostate Biopsy. Thank you very much and may the Lord immensely bless you all!  

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ.

November 2021 Prayer Letter

November 2021 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.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.  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 restrictions for the month of December is the same as it was in November except for one change, the restrictions for the weekend has been lifted but we still can’t go out on Mondays. Let’s hope the weekends will remain like that but we never know with the government.

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for the project that I have been working on, Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the books of the Bible, so far I have done the Book of Leviticus, Book of Psalms, the Epistle of James, the Epistles of John (1, 2, & 3), the Epistle of Jude; I am finished with the Epistle to Philemon.  I am back in the 1st Epistle of John and I will be working on chapters 2:17 to chapter 5, it will take me a while to finish it even though I have already written the Outline for all the chapters.  It is truly a blessing meditating on the Word and learning a lot.As I have mentioned in our previous letter, I have put a booklet together of my experience in the hospital San Juan de Dios in San José, Costa Rica, based on Romans 8:28 written in Spanish and English. The title is: Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms. It is being printed at the moment by Macedonia World Baptist Missions and hoping to have it finished by the end of this year.  You can preview the booklet on our website www.guilbauds2costarica.com under BOOKS – Spanish & English. The Commentaries and Outlines can also be seen on our website under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines, as well my preaching under Media/ Sermons in Spanish and Sermons Notes under Spanish Sermons, Notes and Outlines.
  • Our health in order to work in His vineyard. As I mentioned previously, it is going to be a long process for my recuperation before I can resume (full blast) to my normal activities. I saw the doctor and has removed the stiches on November 27, according to him, it will take a while to heal on the inside even though I do have some liquid accumulated in my stomach; as I mentioned previously the doctor had to install a mesh between the exterior of my skin and my intestines, this mesh will eventually dissipate, most probably within a year.  I had the biopsy done for my prostate, now I am waiting for the results. Continue praying for my wife, as well, for physical strength as she is doing everything and being also my nurse. With all these setbacks, I am asking the Lord to give me physical strength to keep doing His work according to His will because He is in control of my health and my life; what the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us.

3. Place for the ministry – We received the drawings from the Association (the Owner) but with my condition I have not been able to submit them to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects to review them; once that’s done, we will submit them to the Ministry of Health and the Corps of Firemen for their approval.

4. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 566,560 cases with 7,287 deaths.

  • Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions.
  • Driver’s license – Continue praying regarding this issue, please! I am still trying to get an appointment with COSEVI (DMV in the USA) to get my Costa Rican License and as of this day no results.

They are making things very complicated here even their own people, the Ticos, are saying the same thing.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry; even though we are very eager to start but the Lord knows what He is doing! (Psalms 27: 14).

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for my wife, He has blessed me in a special way for I have no words on how to describe it. If it wasn’t for her, I could not have done anything.
  • Praise the Lord that I am slowly recuperating with no major issues, but I do have to take care of myself and not abuse it. I thank the Lord for the doctor that operated on me and I want to quote something he said to me: “If you don’t take care of yourself, you will not have a ministry”.
  • Praise the Lord for the time that He has given me to work on the Bible Outlines and Commentaries. As I meditate on all these setbacks, the Lord has given me that time to use it wisely for His glory.  The Lord, as always, knows what He is doing and I am very grateful. Nothing is in vain when we do it for the Lord.  
  • Praise the Lord for all of you for the Christmas gift, it was a big help towards the hospital and doctors expenses for my hernia operation and prostate Biopsy. Thank you very much and may the Lord immensely bless you all!   

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ.

September Prayer Letter

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September 2021 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.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.  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 restrictions for the month of October has been changed again, we can’t go out on Mondays and on the weekends it alternates, starting this Sunday we can´t go out.

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

PRAYERS

  1. I want to share something, with you all, that I have been working on for the past year since the pandemic started that the Lord has impressed on my heart to do; the Lord is giving me wisdom on how to do it and I also need your prayers. I have been writing in depth Outlines and Commentaries in Spanish for all the books of the Bible, so far I have done the Book of Leviticus, Book of Psalms, the Epistle of James, the Epistles of John (1, 2, & 3), the Epistle of Jude; Lord willing by the end of this year I am praying and hoping to do the Epistles of Peter (1 and 2) and Philemon. It is truly a blessing and learning a lot. Also, I have put a pamphlet together of my experience in the hospital San Juan de Dios in San José, Costa Rica, based on Romans 8:28 written in Spanish and hoping to get it printed soon, the title is: Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms. The Commentaries and Outlines can be seen on our website at www.guilbauds2costarica.com under the Tab Spanish Bible Commentaries & Outlines.
  2. Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtually.
  3. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. As I mentioned previously, It is going to be a long process for my recuperation before I can resume (full blast) to my normal activities.With all these setbacks, I am asking the Lord to give me physical strength to keep doing His work according to His will because He is in control of my health and my life; what the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us. Continue praying for my wife as well as for physical strength, she had a minor surgery in her right feet this past Tuesday the 28th of September.

4. Place for the ministry – We are still working in getting drawings and all the documents necessary from the Association (the owner of the space is making things very difficult and complicated) & the Federal College of Engineers and Architects as well. We had to use another architect because the previous one elected not to continue with the project and because of that, it sets us back in getting the approval from the Ministry of Health and the Corps of Firemen. Once that issue is settled, we can move forward submitting the application to the Ministry of Health, the Corps of Firemen for their approval.

5. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 530,113 cases with 6,349 deaths.

6. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions.

7. Driver’s license – Continue praying regarding this issue, please! I have received the documents needed from the Secretary of Commonwealth of Virginia. Now, I am trying to make an appointment with COSEVI (DMV in the USA) to get my Costa Rican License; they only give you one day which is Thursday from 8:00AM to 11:00AM to do it, only on line, and I have been trying for the past three weeks and no result. They make it hard and they don’t work with you and especially if you are a foreigner. As I mentioned in my last prayer letter I had the month of September to get all this resolved so I can drive legally and now I am stuck.  I am still not sure what I am going to do yet regarding this issue of the entry date to Costa Rica which does not coincide with the issuance date on my driver’s license; again, that doesn’t make any sense at all. When I go to COSEVI, I will speak to them about it and if they don’t collaborate with me then I may have to get a lawyer involved to resolve all this mess but I pray that I would not have to. They are making things very complicated here even their own people, the Ticos, are saying the same thing.

Support Level        

Our support went up to 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry.  

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that I am slowly recuperating with no major issues but my stomach is inflamed since three weeks ago,  I made an appointment to see a doctor and to have an ultrasonic done but I have to wait until November 26, 2021 to have it done. Due to COVID everything is full and backed up even the hospitals. The Lord is good!
  2. Praise the Lord that our support went up 2%.
  3. Praise the Lord I had an opportunity to speak twice at the Pastor’s fellowship this month, it is always a blessing!

4. Praise the Lord for the ladies and the pastor’s fellowship, supporting and praying for us as well during this time. We have another group, just for men, of which I am also involved and it is called “Men of Valor”; we meet once a month at the end of the month on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ.

August 2021 – Prayer Letter

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August 2021 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.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.  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 restrictions for the month of September has been changed for the better; we are able to go out from Tuesdays through Sundays from 5:00AM to 10:00PM except for Mondays.

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtually.
  2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. As I mentioned previously, It is going to be a long process for my recuperation before I can resume (full blast) to my normal activities. With all these setbacks, I am asking the Lord to give me physical strength to keep doing His work according to His will because He is in control of my health and my life; what the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us. Continue praying for my wife as well as for physical strength. I had my Colonoscopy exam done, everything went well except I have a severe case of Diverticulosis which has to be treated; I have to make an appointment to see the doctor as soon as possible. Praise the Lord that the COVID – 19 test was negative because if it was positive I couldn’t have the Colonoscopy done; I would have to wait and be quarantined.

3. Place for the ministry – We are still working in getting drawings and all the documents necessary from the Association (the owner of the space is making things very difficult and complicated) & the Federal College of Engineers and Architects. We had to use another architect because the previous one elected not to continue with the project and because of that, it sets us back in getting the approval from the Ministry of Health and the Corps of Firemen. Once that issue is settled, we can move forward submitting the application to the Ministry of Health, the Corps of Firemen for their approval.

4. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 455,784 cases with 5,431 deaths.

6. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions.

7. Driver’s license – Continue praying regarding this issue, please! I have requested for an original transcript of my records and my license to DMV in Virginia which in turn has to be notarized and sent to the Secretary of Commonwealth in order for them to Authenticate and Apostille these documents; now it is a waiting game until I get them back so I can submit these documents to COSEVI here in Costa Rica which is like DMV in the States.  I have the month of September to get all this resolved, praying that I will get my license here in Costa Rica so I can drive legally. I am not sure what I am going to do yet regarding this issue of the entry date to Costa Rica which does not coincide with the issuance date on my driver’s license; again, that doesn’t make any sense at all. I may have to get a lawyer involved to resolve all this mess but I pray that I would not have to.

At this point, I am trying to figure this out so I can drive legally here in CR. They are making things very complicated here even their own people, the Ticos, are saying the same thing.

Support Level        

Our support went up to 84%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry.  

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. We need to have eight eyes (a manner of speaking) to drive here due to all the motorcycles and bicycles that are on the road, it is very easy to have an accident if we are not careful.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that I am slowly recuperating with no major issues but my stomach has been inflamed for the past three weeks and I am trying to make an appointment to go and see a doctor, the hospitals are full but it could be worse. But The Lord is good!
  2. Praise the Lord that our support went up 2%.
  3. Praise the Lord for the Mission Conference we had Bible Baptist Church Caller Blancos, the church was able to take on two more missionaries in the country of Costa Rica apart from the other 12 (4 in Panama, 1 in France, 1 in Mexico, 1 in Venezuela, 1 in India and the rest in Costa Rica.
  4. Praise the Lord for the blessed time we had for Mother’s Day at Bible Baptist Church Calle Blancos; I got to preach, many mothers and grandmothers came forward to the altar, it was a great blessing.
  5. Praise the Lord for the ladies and the pastor’s fellowship, supporting and praying for us as well during this time. We have another group, just for men, of which I am also involved and it is called “Men of Valor”; we meet once a month at the end of the month on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ.

June 2021 Prayer Letter

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June 2021 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times. 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.  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 restrictions for the month of June has been the same as for the prior month and will continue throughout the month of July, with the exception for some random picks on the days we can or we can’t go out.  

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtuallyvia Live Stream Facebook.
  2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. It will be a long process for my recuperation before I can resume my normal activities. With all these setbacks, I am asking the Lord to give me physical strength to keep doing His work according of His will because He is in control of my health and my life; what the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us. Continue praying for my wife as well for physical strength. Also pray for our (my wife and I) general physical exam coming up on July 13, 2021.

3. Place for the ministry –We are still waiting on the response from the Federal College of Engineers and Architects;  once that is settled we can move forward submitting the application to the Ministry of Health, the Corps of Firemen for their approval. The maximum number of seats we can fit in the space is about 40 but with COVID situation maximum 20.

4. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 364,304 cases with 4,648 deaths.

5. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions.

6. THIS IS AN URGENT PRAYER REQUEST. Pray about getting our Costa Rica driver’s license, it has been three months (every day) now that I am trying to get it and absolutely nothing. So much bureaucracy. Once you have your residency of which we have, we have three months maximum for the homologation of our license but it has been extremely difficult and they are making it impossible to obtain. The right hand, here, does not know what the left hand is doing. Each person has their own regulation.  So, with that being said, I am driving illegally at the moment not of my own choosing because I am trying to do all the correct things, even though I have my driver’s license from the USA up to date, it does not matter to them.  I have exhausted all my options at the moment, only the Lord can intervene in this issue. Please pray!

Support Level        

Our support went down to 82%. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry.  

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that I am slowly recuperating with no major issues. The Lord is good! I went to the doctor this morning June 30, 2021 for a checkup and the doctor said “So far so good, don’t over do it”.
  2. Praise the Lord for the progress we are making regarding the Ministry. For now, everything is in the hands of the architect at the moment, pray that he will move faster with these documents so we can submit them to the Ministry of Health for their approval.  
  3. Praise the Lord for Bible Baptist Church of Calle Blancos where Pastor Sergio Matarrita ministers at. Pastor Sergio is the host of the pastor’s fellowship that we have every Tuesday and Friday and he is willing to help us in every way possible with our ministry once we start.   Pastor Sergio has been a blessing to us during these trying times.
  4. Praise the Lord for the ladies and the pastor’s fellowship, supporting and praying for us as well during this time.
  5. Praise the Lord for the unexpected financial blessings that we receive.

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! Reach the World, Reach for Christ.

May 2021 Prayer Letter

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May 2021 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren and Co-Laborers,

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. It is truly a joy as we do His will even in difficult times.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.  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 restrictions for the month of May is the same as for the prior month, even though we can’t go out on Sundays, we have a formal letter from Bible Baptist Church of Calle Blancos, Pastor Sergio Matarrita that we can because I am one of the Pastors of the church, once the restrictions are lifted.   

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

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtuallyvia Live Stream Facebook.
  2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard.  As you are perhaps aware already, I was admitted to the hospital, and was there for 10 days, due to a blockage to my upper intestine. I was operated on and the problem has been corrected.  I will have a lot of post operation visits with doctors and it will be a long process to my recuperation and I pray that there will be no more operation. With all these setbacks, I am asking the Lord to give me physical strength to keep doing His work according of His will because He is in control of my health and my life; what the Lord started, He will fulfill it and keep His promises as long we are faithful to Him to the end – Philippians 1: 6. Thank you for your prayers, it means a lot to us.
  • Place for the ministry –We are still waiting on the response from the Federal College of Engineers and Architects; once that is settled we can move forward submitting the application to the Ministry of Health, the Corps of Firemen. By faith we have given a refundable retainer of 500.00 dollars to the owner of the locale to hold the place for us until all the requirements have been settled. As you know, the Land Use has already been approved by the Department of Buildings per our prior prayer letter. We are ready to start but we are concerned about the lack of support but we trust in the Lord that He will provide, He send us here and we know He will.  Before we start the ministry, there will be other cost involved such as: 1 month of rent and security in advance ($2,110.00), COVID – 19 cost (we have to abide to all regulations and restrictions), Corporation fees, Department of Health, Department of Buildings & Permits, Lawyers, Taxes, Furniture (50 chairs for sanctuary, 2 chairs & 2 side tables for guest, 3 tables, pulpit, 1 office desk, 1 office chair, 2 shelves), 3 Flags (Christian, CR & USA),  Outside Signs and 2 Banners, Audio Equipment, movable Screen and some renovation cost such as AC/ Unit, Toilets which the owner will not do (we are trying to negotiate with him). We are putting together an estimate of these items, some we have paid for already such as the Department of Building and Health.  We are trusting in the Lord for His provision.

      God knows the desire of our hearts and the passion that lies deep within our souls to serve Him where He has sent us. Thank you for everyone who stood with us previously.

4. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 314,102 cases with 3,962 deaths.

  • Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the allowable occupancy is still at 50% due to the COVID restrictions.
  • Pray for our neighbor Alex and his wife Fatima that their hearts will be opened to the Gospel and accept Jesus as their savior. They are the ones that brought me to the hospital late Saturday night, the 15th, despite of their restrictions. Fatima has been helping my wife getting things done.

Support Level        

Our support is still down at 84% due to COVID – 19. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up by the time we start the ministry.  

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet, with the Lord nothing is impossible.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances because it very easy to get discourage at times.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that my operation went well and slowly recuperating.
  • Praise the Lord for the progress we are making regarding the Ministry with the Department of Buildings and Health, as well with the owner of the complex. For now, everything is in the hands of the architect at the moment.
  • Praise the Lord for Bible Baptist Church of Calle Blancos where Pastor Sergio ministers at. Pastor Sergio Matarrita is the host of the pastor’s fellowship that we have every Tuesday and Friday and he is willing to help us in every way possible with our ministry once we start.   Pastor Sergio has been a blessing to us during these trying times.
  • Praise the Lord for the ladies and the pastor’s fellowship, supporting and praying for us as well during this time.

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! Reach the World, reach for Christ.