Greetings and peace 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 and answering the call that he has given us, to do His work according to His ways and will.
The months of March and April have not been too productive as we were both very sick. During the month of March we had a Mission Conference at Temple Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA as well visited other churches. In April two of our meetings were cancelled and were rescheduled for some time in July and September, and we visited other churches as well. As a result of visiting those churches we were blessed with meetings. One of the church that we visited in April, the pastor allowed us to share our testimony and He wants us to go back for a formal presentation in July; some of the other churches, meetings were set for some time later during the year and the Lord blessed us with our first Mission Conference for next year. The Lord is in control and His Holy Spirit is guiding us.
We received a love gift from the church where we had the Mission Conference, that love gift was an unexpected blessing. Praise the Lord for His goodness, mercy and grace. Pictures can be seen on our Facebook page Jean-Claude and Matilde Guilbaud – Missionaries to Costa Rica.
We praise the Lord, as always, 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 gives us our health so we can serve Him with all our strength, to adore Him in spirit and in truth with all our hearts, and to glorify Him in everything that we do. The Lord is Good!
As we press on, please continue to pray for the following prayer request, my wife’s physical need with her varicose veins and blood circulation as we traveled.
- Support Levels
Pray as we are on full time deputation that the Lord will guide us to the right church and have favor along the way in order to obtain our support, so we can arrive on the field by December 2017 or sooner. As of now, we are about 18%, a 2% increase. Praise the Lord! We are waiting on many churches with their decisions as we pray for God’s will. When the support comes, we will be about 40%, Lord willing at the end of this year. Our minds, our hearts and our spirits 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. We will traveling to North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia during the month of May and June.
- Schedule of Meetings
Pray that our schedule will be fill for the rest of this year. So far the Lord has blessed with other meetings in VA, Washington DC, GA, NC and NYC. Our schedule is not full, but praise the Lord for what He is doing, He is in control!
- Softness of Attitudes
Pray that our hearts would stay soft, to have a humble attitude, to stay close to God, and focus on Him. Also for the churches that we have been in contact with.
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 sensitivity to the Holy Spirit of God whom dwells in you.
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.
In Christ alone
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud