September 2022 – Prayer Letter

September 2022 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, to be obedient and faithful until the end, no matter what.  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 press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:


1. Continue praying as we are starting to renew our residency for the next two years, we have until March 23, 2023 to gather and submit all information to Immigration.

2. We ran out of the booklet (Spanish version) that I wrote and titled Focusing and Trusting in GOD in the midst of Difficulties & Storms. We will be printing, soon, a revised copy so we can keep distributing them in Costa Rica. Praise the Lord, this booklet has been a great blessing to many.That booklet is an excellent tool for evangelizing, not just to edify the body of Christ but also to evangelize to the lost world.

3. Our health in order to continue and work in His vineyard. Continue praying for my wife regarding the toe she broke on her right foot. We saw the doctor and according to him she is making good progress and she should be fine for our coming trip to the States.  

4. Place for the ministry – Continue praying with us as we have started to congregate in that new church in Santa Ana as the Lord guides and His will. But in the meantime, we are still looking at properties where we can have a church building of our own, this is truly our deepest desire according to the Lord’s will.        

5. Special prayer request – (1) We are going to meet with the owner of a potential property for our church building in Rio Oro, Santa Ana. The property possibly could be subdivided in parcels of land, but we need to speak with the owner to see if that is possible. The property us about 464.23 square meters (4,996.93 sq. feet) with an existing building on it. See the enclosed Pdf file below for picture of aerial view of the property and pictures of property.

Looking East at another property
Looking West at Entrance to property
Looking South East
Looking at existing building – South West
Looking at property – South West
Looking South East
Looking South
Covered Building – Looking West
Looking South West
Looking West
Covered Area looking East
Covered area looking North
Looking at Entrance – West

Covered area looking South East
Toilet areas
Around the property
Around the property
Around the property
Around the property

As you can see in the pictures, there are no walls in that existing building, only a roof; this is something that needs to be done (for security reason), also finish the interior according to the code and get a permit from the Ministry of Health. Also we need to make sure that it is zone for a church building with the Municipality of Santa Ana and If it is, then we can approach the owner to come to some kind of agreement on how to get all this done.   

(2) As we mentioned in our last prayer letter, In order to have a sign up for the church, we must have the church registered; and for us to register the church and form an Association, we must have a minimum of ten members, the pastor and pastor’s wife can be members; in the meantime we keep plugging along and once we have enough people (with membership) we can file for an Association and start a formal and organized church.  

Support Level        

      Our support has dropped to 78%. We are praying and trusting in the Lord that it will go up soon; even though we are very eager to start, and have been, but the Lord knows what He is doing. We are patiently waiting on Him and it is hard to do sometime.  

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19 situations which still lingers here in Costa Rica, but has diminished substantially. Pray for our safety because we go places sometimes to spread the word that are very dangerous and we can get robbed and even be killed because it has happened before to other people.  

Schedule of Meetings

We are planning to be in the States from October 18 through December 7, 2022. We have a busy agenda, not full, we will be mostly be in SC, GA and a couple of churches in VA.

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 and Satan, as always, wants to put his nose in God.


  1. Praise the Lord for His continued protection and provision as we serve Him.
  2. Praise the Lord for the Ladies and Men’s Conference we had on September 23, 24 & 25 at Bible Baptist Church of Calle Blancos & Concepcion, Alajuelita. Pictures and videos were posted on our Facebook page.
  3. Praise the Lord for the Sendas Antiguas Conference we had at Bible Baptist Church Concepción, Alajuelita, Pastor Carlos Leitón, from September 19 through 22. Pictures and videos were posted on our Facebook page.

Beloved 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 & Sister Matilde Guilbaud

Reach the World, Reach for Christ; Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory!