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:
- Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtuallyvia Live Stream Facebook.
- 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!
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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- 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.
- Praise the Lord for the ladies and the pastor’s fellowship, supporting and praying for us as well during this time.
- 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.