November 2020 – Prayer Letter
Dear Beloved Brethren,
We are sending you a cordial greeting and praying that you are all well, forever strengthen in Christ, trusting in His promises
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. Thank you to all for sending Christmas gifts, it was much needed at this time. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of November has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown, only on Mondays from 5:00AM to 8:00PM, we cannot go out, with the ongoing restrictions, until further notice from the Ministry of Health.
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 virtually (physically it is not possible yet) via Live Stream Facebook. Pray for the people that enters the platform because some of them may not be saved.
- We are making progress with Immigration, we still need to submit to them. (1) Document to the Ministry of Exterior Relations and Churches; (2) our Federal Criminal Background Check which they never asked for before.
- Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us. Protection from the COVID – 19. It is difficult to go out and evangelize due to this pandemic crisis but we do it when we have a chance to. Praise the Lord for that!
- Place for the ministry, 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 (Psalms 27:14). We believe that the Lord is holding that place for us, giving us time as well with this pandemic crisis.
- Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 139,638 cases with 1,726 deaths.
- Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has not given the full go ahead to start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases, but some churches started to congregate at 50% occupancy, depending on the area where you are whether green or yellow alert; if you are in orange alert, like we are, you can’t open.
- The airports are fully open, in San Jose and Liberia. Al States from the US could fly in, but under strict restriction.
- Pray about the Post office and Customs situation here, we can receive mails now but it is very slow and backed up. The best way in order to receive something quickly is with FedEx or DHL.
Our support is going 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 while we are in Costa Rica because we need some.
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 Facebook. The Lord is truly blessing us, we are having great responses and many followers not just in Costa Rica but also in the States like Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia; as well as Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Cuba. We have some 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 men’s fellowship (I speak at least once a month and sometimes more) and also with the church at Bible Baptist Church Hatillo 2 with Pastor Ricardo Valverde.
- Praise the Lord that some pastors are inviting me to preach to their congregations, we have a meeting scheduled for the 13th of December with Bible Baptist Church in Calle Blancos, Pastor Sergio Mataritta.
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!