February 2021 – Prayer Letter
Dear Beloved Brethren,
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 month of February has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we were still in lockdown. The Ministry of Health has lifted up the restrictions for the month of March allowing us go out every day until 11:00PM, but the restrictions still remain from 11:00PM through 5:00AM for the whole country; as well as for public assemblies to a maximum of 50% which includes churches.
As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:
- Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtuallyvia Live Stream Facebook.
- Immigration – We have submitted the documents requested to them, we are still waiting and praying for their approval and whatever the next steps are, hopefully in March sometime.
- Our health in order to work in His vineyard.
- Place for the ministry – Every now and then we drive by the location and it is still available, 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 and knows the desire of our hearts (Psalms 37:4, 5). We believe that the Lord is holding that place for us, giving us time also with this pandemic crisis.
5. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 204,000 cases with 2,800 deaths.
- Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full 100% go ahead to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.Some Churches have started to congregate, the new allowable occupancy is now at 50%. Now with the new restriction, we will be able to attend church services on Sundays, only in the morning, where we have been attending, evening services are still virtual;but praise the Lord we have our services as well at 2:00PM virtually and Bibles studies on Fridays at 7:00PM.
Our support has gone down due to the COVID – 19 situation; it is about 84% now. We pray and trusting in the Lord that it will go up once this crisis subsides.
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.
Softness of Attitude
To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us, not on our circumstances.
- Praise the Lord for the Bible Studies and the Preaching services that we have virtually via Livestream Facebook. The Lord is truly blessing us, we are having great responses and some are faithful followers especially in Costa Rica. It is truly a blessing!
- We are still involved with great enthusiasm, both of us, with the ladies and the pastor’s fellowship, I had the privilege to speak to the national pastors again 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