October 2019 – Prayer Letter
Dear Beloved Brethren,
Greetings and peace and love 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. Praise the Lord, this journey is almost at an end; we can see the light at the end of the tunnel but there are still some obstacles to go over.
As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of October was fruitful. We were at IBBN/GNBC in Chesapeake, VA on the 6, Pastor Marvin Tobin/ Pastor Mike Ascher; we were at People’s Baptist Church in Greenville, NC, Pastor Tim Butler from the 9 – 13 of October for a Mission Conference; on the 20th we were supposed to be in Winston-Salem, NC but the meeting was cancelled so we went to our home church; from the 27 – 30 of October we were at Faith Bible Baptist Church in Century FL, Pastor Robert Barrow for a Mission Conference. On Wednesdays we were at our home church when we had no meetings.
As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:
1. For wisdom and guidance as we are preparing the documents and for the Lord to guide us to the right people when we go back on January 8, 2020 to Costa Rica, Lord willing! There is much more paperwork to be done in Costa Rica; it will take some time as well and we have to stay there, also, waiting during that time.; as we wait, we will be working with a national pastor.
2. The next document to be apostilled is our background check which has to be done a week or two, before we leave for Costa Rica, in Virginia Beach and Richmond; no more than three months before submitting them to Immigration in Costa Rica.
3.Our health in order to work in His vineyard. My wife’s full recuperation with the cataract/astigmatism surgery, it’s taking longer than expected but it’s getting better.
4. We need a miracle for our support to be at 100% or more by the time
we leave; we fervently pray for this to happen. God is able to make other
miracles and we pray that He will; He is able, with Him nothing is impossible.
We pray and humbly plead for your help, for the Lord’s provision and what He will have you to do according to His will. Regarding the extra funds needed per our Mid-September Prayer Letter, for our passage, which is $18,280.00, we have received up to date $2,500.00. We already made reservations for the airfare, hotel and car rental; we have to pay by December 12, 2019 the moving expenses.
All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING- TRAVEL ACCOUNT.
Our support is now at 84% with two more churches partnering with us, People’s Baptist Church in Greenville, NC, Pastor Tim Butler and Faith Bible Baptist Church in Century, FL, Pastor Robert Barrow. Glory to God! We are praying for all the churches that we presented in the past to pray about partnering with us. TIME is of the essence. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE… we need your help!
Safety with Travels
Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road.
Schedule of Meetings
Our schedule is not full, we have no meetings in December; for now the Lord has blessed us with one Mission Conference in Statesville, NC in November.
Softness of Attitudes
Pray that our hearts would stay soft, to have a humble attitude, to stay close to God, and focus on Him not on men neither our circumstances. Brethren, we are excited to see on how the Lord will be working the rest of this year; we are also encouraged and at the same time comforted by His provision, protection and peace.
1. Praise the Lord for all the churches that are partnering with us.
2. Praise the Lord! My flash drive was found, someone put it in our daughter’s mail box in Georgia. I have been praying about this.
Thank you, as always, for your kindness, compassion and love, but most of all for your sensibility to the Holy Spirit of God who dwells in you. We are deeply grateful for your continued prayers, financial support and being behind our vision to further the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you as well to all who started helping towards our passage.
Brethren, may the love of the Almighty God, the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you All. Amen!
Brother Jean-Claude and Sister Matilde Guilbaud
Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory
In Christ alone