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, answering the call that he has given us and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will.
The months of May and June have been a blessing and very productive. Praise the Lord! We have been on the road since the 12th of May in GA than we will be heading on to South Carolina on June 10th through August 17th. During the month of May we had one meeting at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Conyers, GA, Pastor Richard Stucke and also visited many churches in Buford, Suwanee, Conyers, Stockbridge, McDonough, GA. Many of the churches that we visited, the pastors were kind enough allowing us to share our testimony, vision and burden for Costa Rica , as well inviting us back for meetings and Mission Conferences. Three meetings were scheduled for November 2017, the first one with Pine Grove Baptist Church in Conyers, GA, Pastor Greg Howell on the 5th and the other with Way of the Cross Baptist Church in McDonough, GA, Pastor Steven Bell on the 8th and on the 12th at Henry Baptist Church, Pastor Archie Norman. Three Missions Conferences were scheduled for 2018; one with Old Suwanee Baptist Church in Buford, GA in January, Pastor Tim Campbell; the other with Light of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers, GA, Pastor Eric Lee, also in January as well; another with Liberty Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA, Pastor Matt Grimes in October. While we were in GA, after calling churches and pastors, we also scheduled a meeting with Crossroads Baptist Church in Baileys Crossroads, VA, Pastor Kenny Baldwin for November 1st, 2017.While we were in South Carolina, we visited New Hope Baptist Church in West Columbia on June 11, Pastor Brooks Harper, we shared what we are doing, he also invited us back in September, time to be determined; we visited Joel Baptist Church in West Columbia and Pastor Kevin Rogerson invited us back for Low Country Fellowship of Pastors the following day; during that meeting, we were blessed by meeting many pastors; as a result of this meeting, we visited Gantt Street Baptist Church in Cayce, SC, Pastor Gene Rowell, on June 18 for Father’s Day; we visited Gethsemane Baptist Church in Lexington on Wednesday the 21st, Pastor Steven Williamson, he allowed us to share our burden and vision; We also visited and presented as well Beacon Baptist Church in Lexington, Pastor Thomas A. Caldwell, on Sunday morning the 25th of June; in the evening we were at Grace Baptist Church in West Columbia, Pastor Bill Egerdahl; on Wednesday the 28th of June, we visited Alpine Baptist Church in Columbia, Pastor Robin Morrow, he will look at his schedule for possible meeting; we are going to have a meeting at Unity Baptist Church in Greenville, SC , Pastor James Green, on July 9th; a meeting at Faith Baptist Church in Taylors as well , Pastor John Monroe, on July 25th; we have a conference scheduled at Life Baptist Church in St Stephens, SC, Pastor Alfred Willis from August 11 through the 13, 2017; we visited many other churches in West Columbia, Columbia, Lexington, Greenville, North Charleston, Charleston, Goose Creek and Walterboro, SC. Many of the churches that we visited in South Carolina, the pastors were kind enough, also, allowing us to share our testimony, vision and burden for Costa Rica and invited us back for meetings and Mission Conferences, these meetings are to be scheduled by the pastors for a later date. Praise the Lord! He is in control and His Holy Spirit is guiding us.
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
Continue to pray as we are on this deputation journey that the Lord will guide us to the right church and have favor along the way in order to obtain our support as soon as possible according to the Lord’s will. When we were on the road, we received word that one other church took us on for support, Calvary Harvest Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Ga. As of now, with the new support, we are about 33%. Praise the Lord!! Our minds, our hearts and our spirits are in Costa Rica but our bodies are still here. Our Lord is a sovereign, omniscient and omnipotent God.
- Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God would protect us on the road. We will be traveling through South Carolina until August 17, 2017.
- Schedule of Meetings
Pray that our schedule will be filled for the rest of this year. So far the Lord has blessed with other meetings in VA, GA, and SC. 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.
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory.
In Christ alone