December 2020 – Prayer Letter

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December 2020 – Prayer Letter

Dear Beloved Brethren,

We trust and pray that everyone had a blessed Christmas receiving and giving gifts but most of all thanking God for His Son Jesus Christ giving us the precious gift of Salvation, eternal life. We thank everyone for their thoughts and gifts. We pray that the New Year 2021 will be a blessing as well.

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. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of December has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown. The Ministry of Health has issued new restrictions starting December 31st through January 31st, 2021; we cannot go out on Mondays and Sundays due to our license plate; Tuesdays through Saturdays we can go out from 5:00AM to 8:00PM until further orders.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. Continue praying for our Bible Studies on Fridays and Preaching on Sundays virtuallyvia Live Stream Facebook. Pray for the people that enters the platform because some of them may not be saved. Some have said: “Thank you for your prayers and your teaching of the Word in a systematic way”. That is an encouragement to me!
  2.  Immigration – We have submitted the other two documents requested to them, now we have to wait and pray for their approval and whatever the next steps are, it could take about 90 days to get an answer.  
  3. Our health in order to work in His vineyard.
  4. 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 and knows the desire of our hearts (Psalms 37:4, 5). We believe that the Lord is holding that place for us, giving us time also with this pandemic crisis.
  5. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 166,799 cases with 2,156 deaths.
  6. 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. Some Churches have started to congregate, now with the new restrictions at 25% occupancy; since we can’t go out on Sundays, we will not be able to attend physically but praise the Lord we have our services as well at 2:00PM virtually.
  7. The airports are fully open and functioning but under strict restriction.

Support Level        

Our support has gone 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.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us not on our circumstances.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord, my wife led a lady to the Lord on Thursday the 17th, her name is Gisela. Pray for my wife as she disciples her. She is eager to come to our services once we start physically.
  2. Praise the Lord for the Bible Studies and the Preaching services that we have virtually via Livestream Facebook. The Lord is truly blessing us, we are having great responses and some are faithful followers especially in Costa Rica.  It is truly a blessing!
  3. We are still involved with great enthusiasm, both of us, with the ladies and the pastor’s fellowshipand also with the church at Bible Baptist Church Hatillo 2 with Pastor Ricardo Valverde.

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!

November 2020 – Prayer Letter

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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:

PRAYERS

  1. 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.  
  2.  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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 139,638 cases with 1,726 deaths.
  6. 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.
  7. The airports are fully open, in San Jose and Liberia.  Al States from the US could fly in, but under strict restriction.
  8. 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.

Support Level        

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.

PRAISES

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

October 2020 – Prayer Letter

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October 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. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of October has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown, not as strict as before because we are allowed to go out 6 days during the week from 5:00AM to 8:00PM depending on your license plate 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:

PRAYERS

  1. October 9, we started the Bible Study and preaching 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.  
  2.  We finally spoke to Immigration on the 30th October. We have to submit more items to them. (1) 2 Documents that pertains to the national pastor who is inviting us; (2) We have to elaborate in details on why we are seeking the residence; (3) They want now our Federal Criminal Background Check which they never asked for before.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Pray about the COVID – 19, it keeps on increasing and has surpassed 110,000 cases with 1,385 deaths.
  6. 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 as we mentioned in our previous letter, depending on the area where you are whether green or yellow alert at 50% capacity; if you are in orange alert, like we are, you can’t open.
  7. The airport will be fully open on November 1st, only American and United Airlines can fly in twice a day.  Some other States have been added to the list like Texas, Georgia and Florida that could fly in, but under strict restriction.
  8. Pray about the Post office and Customs situation here, we can’t receive mails and we don’t know when it will resume. This is a big problem.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90%.

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. Now with these frequent earthquakes.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for the Bible Study on Friday evening at 7:00PM and the Preaching service on Sunday at 2:00PM 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 New Jersey, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia. So far, I believe we have about 300 followers perhaps more.  It is truly a blessing!
  2. We are still involved with great enthusiasm, both of us, with the ladies and men’s fellowship and also with the church at Bible Baptist Church Hatillo 2 with Pastor Ricardo Valverde.

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!

September 2020 – Prayer Letter

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September 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. As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of September has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown, not as strict as before because we are allowed to go out 5 days during the week from 5:00AM to 8:00PM depending on your license plate 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:

PRAYERS

  1. We had another earthquake earlier this this month, not as bad as the other one but strong enough to be felt.
  2. We are still praying about starting a bible study and reaching people virtually (physically it is not possible yet) via Facebook and Zoom, now that we have many contacts and for the Lord’s for direction as we are preparing for it. Fridays at 7:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM Costa Rica time. Lord willing we would like to start sometime in October.
  3. We went to Immigration on the 30th September, they told us to call on the 14th of October for appointment. Everything is by appointment now. You can’t just walk in like before.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Pray about the COVID – 19, It is getting worse each day and has surpassed 75,000 cases with 880 deaths.
  7. 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, depending on the area where you are whether green or yellow alert at 50% capacity; if you are in orange alert, like we are, you can’t open.
  8. Pray about the total reopening of airports, only some States in the United States are allowed to come under strict restrictions.
  9. Pray about the Post office and Customs situation here, we can’t receive mails and we don’t know when it will resume.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90%.

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. Now with these frequent earthquakes.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord that my wife is being used greatly in the group she is involved with, many women are asking her to pray for them on a daily basis. That is truly a blessing on how the Lord is using my wife for His glory as we see prayers being answered.
  2. Praise the Lord , I had the privilege to speak two times this month to the pastors, we have a good group as we meet every Tuesdays and Fridays early in the morning.   It is truly a blessing. Pastors are being encouraged. Also, one of the pastor’s (Pr. Sergio Matarrita – Iglesia Bautista Calle Blancos) asked me to preach via Zoom last Sunday, it was a blessing. Also, I have a tentative conference, via Zoom as well, to speak to all the Independent Baptist Spanish Churches in Central, South and North America in October sometime. Please pray about this conference.
  3. Praise the Lord we also meet each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening for Bible Study and prayer meeting with the church that we are involved with, as well as on Sunday morning and evening for preaching. The Lord is also using me during that time.

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!

August 2020 – Prayer Letter

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August 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. 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.  Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be. We know it is God’s plan for us to be here, getting all documents in order just before this pandemic; we have seen God’s hands. 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 keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of August has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown until further notice from the Ministry of Health. Now, it is obligatory in using masks in all public spaces, if not we will be fined.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. We had two earthquakes during this month which was felt in all Costa Rica, but the one on August 24 was substantially big at 3:52PM with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale with a depth of 27.2Km, the epicenter was about 1.5 hours away from where we live towards the pacific.
  2. We have been praying for a while about starting a bible study and reaching people virtually via Facebook and Zoom now that we have many contacts and for the Lords for direction.
  3. We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process. Immigration is supposed to be opened the end of September but only God knows with this pandemic.
  4. 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!
  5. Place for the ministry, 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 pandemic crisis.
  6. We need a miracle for our support to be at 100%. as we are preparing to start the ministry
  7. Pray about the COVID – 19, It has gotten worse and has surpassed 40,000 cases with 418 deaths. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has pushed back the date again and has not given a new date to go ahead and start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.  In general, we are seeing a bit a light at the end of the tunnel because in September the Ministry of Health will permit us to circulate more frequently even though we are still in restrictions.
  8. Pray about the total reopening of airports, only United Airlines and some States in the United States are allowed to come; planes from Europe, United Kingdom and Canada are allowed.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90%.

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road and the COVID – 19. Now with these frequent earthquakes.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for His provision, protection and care that He has for us as we do His will.
  2. Praise the Lord for the group that we are involved in for pastors, their wives as we meet every Tuesday and Friday. We get a chance to speak every now and then. It is truly a blessing to get to know pastors and their wives in the area.

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!

July 2020 – Prayer Letter

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July 2020 – 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 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, His mission that He has initiated when He came on this earth and now it is our mission to continue; speaking to our hearts, answering the call that He has called us for and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will. 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.  Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be; as there are still obstacles to go over.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of July has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown until further notice from the Ministry of Health.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process. Immigration was supposed to be opened on July 18, 2020, unfortunately it is still close until further notice by the Ministry of Health; we have no idea when it will be open, from what I a hearing it could be as late as the end of September but only God knows.
  2. Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us. Protection from the COVID – 19.
  3. Place for the ministry, we have a location in mind; we are sending pictures of the place with this letter and a video via Face Book in this link https://www.facebook.com/Guilbauds2CostaRica/videos/274704193787511/.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).

4.   As we wait, we truly need a miracle for our support to be at 100%; we fervently pray for this to happen. God is able, with Him nothing is impossible. We need this miracle as we are preparing to start the ministry. We pray and humbly plead for your help and what He will have you to do according to His will. All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING – TRAVEL ACCOUNT. 

  • Pray about the COVID – 19; It has gotten worse and has surpassed 18,000 cases, it is a lot for a small country; many areas have been infected with 133 deaths now, including many people at Immigration and other government offices.
  • Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has pushed back the date again and has not given a new date to go ahead and start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.
  • Pray about the country to open the airports; the proposed date is August 1 but as of now no one from the USA is allowed only from Europe, United Kingdom and Canada.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90%.

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.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for the pastor’s fellowship we have every Tuesdays and Fridays; it is truly a blessing, I am getting to know many national pastors and the Lord is using me in many ways for His glory.

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.

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!

June 2020 – Prayer Letter

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June 2020 – 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 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, His mission that He has initiated when He came on this earth and now it is our mission to continue; speaking to our hearts, answering the call that He has called us for and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will. 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.  Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be; as there are still obstacles to go over.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of June has been a continuing experience still dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown until further notice from the Ministry of Health.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process; as we have mentioned in our last prayer letter, Immigration supposedly should be open on July 18, 2020 due to the COVID – 19) crisis, but again it could change.

2.    Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us. Protection from the COVID – 19.

3. Place for the ministry, we have a location in mind; we are going to send a video and pictures of the place via Face Book as soon as possible, at the moment we can’t go there, as of now the place is still available.  Continue praying that it will still be available after we receive word from Immigration and the Ministry of Health, hopefully soon. We are very anxious to start the ministry (Psalms 27:14).

4.   We need a miracle for our support to be at 100%; we fervently pray for this to happen. God is able, with Him nothing is impossible. We need this miracle as we are preparing to start the ministry. We pray and humbly plead for your help and what He will have you to do according to His will. Regarding the extra funds needed per our Mid-September 2019 Prayer Letter, for our passage, which is $18,280.00, we have received up to date $9,234.00. All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING – TRAVEL ACCOUNT. 

5. Pray about the COVID – 19; It is getting worse and has surpassed 3, 000 cases, it is a lot for a small country; many areas have been infected with 15 deaths now, including many people at Immigration and other government offices.

6. Pray regarding the assembly of churches, the Ministry of Health has pushed back the date which was June 21 and has not given a new date to go ahead and start because of the continuing increase of COVID – 19 cases.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90%.

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.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him and the mission that is set before us.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord we do not have to leave the country as some others do. We just have to wait and pray that everything will be confirmed regarding the residency for the next two years.
  2. Praise the Lord that my wife is part of a women’s group called Servants of God for Pastor’s wives, not for just Costa Rica but in the whole world.

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.

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!

May 2020 Prayer Letter

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May 2020 – 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 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, His mission that He has initiated when He came on this earth and now it is our mission to continue; speaking to our hearts, answering the call that He has called us for and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will. 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.  Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be; as there are still obstacles to go over.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of May has been a continuing experience dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis as we are still in lockdown until further notice from the Ministry of Health.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process; as we have gathered, Immigration should be open on July 18, 2020 due to the COVID – 19) crisis, but again it could change.

2.    Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us. Protection from the COVID – 19.

  • Place for the ministry, we have a location in mind; we are going to send a video and pictures of the place via Face Book as soon as possible, at the moment we can’t go there, as of now the place is still available.  Continue praying that it will still be available after we receive word from Immigration and the Ministry of Health, hopefully soon.

4.   We need a miracle for our support to be at 100%; we fervently pray for this to happen. God is able, with Him nothing is impossible. We need this miracle as we are preparing to start the ministry. We pray and humbly plead for your help and what He will have you to do according to His will. Regarding the extra funds needed per our Mid-September 2019 Prayer Letter, for our passage, which is $18,280.00, we have received up to date $9,734.00. All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING – TRAVEL ACCOUNT. 

  • Pray about the COVID – 19 situation here, many areas have been infected with 10 deaths now, including many people at Immigration.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90%.

Safety with Travels

Protection on the road.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.

Softness of Attitude   

To stay close to God and focus on Him,

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord we do not have to leave the country as some others do. We just have to wait and pray that everything will be confirmed regarding the residency for at least the next two years.
  2. Praise the Lord that the Ministry of Health will allow us to start congregating again at a maximum of 75 people for now with all the proper protocol on June 21, 2020.

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.

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!

In Christ alone

April 2020 – Prayer Letter

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April 2020 – 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 and we will keep on thanking our Eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for sending us on this glorious mission, His mission that He has initiated when He came on this earth and now it is our mission to continue; speaking to our hearts, answering the call that He has called us for and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will. 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.  Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be; as there are still obstacles to go over and where the real journey is yet to begin.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of April has been an experience dealing with the COVID – 19 crisis and as we continue to settle in; we are slowly but surely trying to adjust.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process; things can be very slow here and especially, now, with the CoronaVirusD – 19 (COVID – 19) crisis.

2.      Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us in keeping us in good health.

  • Place for the ministry, we have a location in mind; we are going to send a video and pictures of the place via Face Book as soon as possible. Continue praying that it will still be available after we receive word from Immigration, hopefully soon; as of now the place is still available. Immigration can be very hard if we don’t have our residency, but with the LordNothing is impossible”, He already answered our prayers by staying here.

4.   We need a miracle for our support to be at 100% or more; we fervently pray for this to happen. God is able to make miracles and we pray that He will; He is able, with Him nothing is impossible. We need this miracle as we are preparing to start the ministry. 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 2019 Prayer Letter, for our passage, which is $18,280.00, we have received up to date $9,234.00. All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING – TRAVEL ACCOUNT.

5.   Pray about the CoronaVirusD – 19 (COVID – 19) situation here, some areas have been infected with 5 deaths; but the commerce have been taking advantage of the situation. Most of the government offices are closed, Immigration has changed the date to May 18th, but it could be later;  with that being said, we can’t follow up with Immigration.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90% now.

Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road in Costa Rica.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.

Softness of Attitude   

Pray that our hearts would stay soft, to have a humble attitude, to stay close to God and focus on Him.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for the progress we are making with the documents regarding Immigration in giving us grace and wisdom.Our visa expired on April 8, 2020; now we just have to wait and pray that everything will be fine and for their answer regarding the visa for the next two years.
  • Praise the Lord for all the contacts we have been making since we our move to Costa Rica; we have been spreading the Word and people are very receptive;many people are eager to come to the church when we start; also the Church with whom we are working with, they are willing to help us in every way, that is a blessing. Praise the Lord! We have led our first soul to the Lord, continue praying for him, his name is Jason; he is eager to come to our bible study and as well to the church when we start. Pray for him!
  • Praise the Lord that I have another invitation to preach at another church, Iglesia Biblica Bautista in Alajuelita, Conception in San Jose, Pastor Carlos Leiton; it has been postponed, for now, due to the COVID – 19 crisis.
  • Praise the Lord for the place where we are living, the administration will allow us to use the community center for our bible study. We will start, Lord willing, as soon as the Immigration gives us permission. What a blessing!

Beloved Brethren, God has great plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11); we can see His powerful hands of protection and provision over us as we continue to trust in Him with all our hearts and to focus on the mission that is set before us. The Lord God brought us thus far, He will not forsake us (Phil. 1:6). We call on Him as Ja’ bez did in 1 Chronicles 4:10 to bless us and to enlarge our territory for His glory!

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. We infinitely thank all who are helping us.

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

Reaching Costa Rica for Christ / Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory!

In Christ alone

March 2020 Prayer letter

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March 2020 – 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 and we will keep on thanking our Eternal God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for sending us on this glorious mission, His mission that He has initiated when He came on this earth and now it is our mission to continue; speaking to our hearts, answering the call that He has called us for and accepted the mission that is ahead of us to do His work according to His ways and will. 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.  Praise the Lord, we are where the Lord wants us to be; as there are still obstacles to go over and where the real journey is yet to begin.

As we keep on pressing on this glorious journey, the month of March has been very stressful dealing with Customs, the Insurance Company, the CoronavirusD – 19 crisis and as we continue to settle in; we are slowly but surely trying to adjust.

As we press on, please pray and continue to pray for the following prayer request:

PRAYERS

  1. We are still waiting for the application to be approved by Immigration, it is still in the process; things are very slow here and especially, now, with the CoronaVirusD – 19 crisis.

2.      Our health in order to work in His vineyard. The Lord has been good with us in keeping us in good health.

3.    Place for the ministry, we have a location in mind. Pray that it will be still available after April as doors are being opened; as of now, it still is. Pray that we can start the ministry once we receive word from Immigration, they can be very hard if we don’t have our residency, but with the Lord “Nothing is impossible”, He already answered our prayers by staying here.

4.     That the insurance company will be just and fair, we have not heard from them and it has been almost a month now; we have about $10,000.00 worth of damages.

5.   We need a miracle for our support to be at 100% or more; we fervently pray for this to happen. God is able to make miracles and we pray that He will; He is able, with Him nothing is impossible. We need this miracle as we are preparing to start the ministry; 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 2019 Prayer Letter, for our passage, which is $18,280.00, we have received up to date $8,270.00.

6.   Pray about the CoronaVirusD – 19 (CORVID – 19) situation here, some areas have been infected but the commerce have been taking advantage of the situation; everything has been going up, sometimes doubled and tripled which makes it very difficult to make ends meet. If that keeps on, the support that we are receiving will not be sufficient especially in buying food/supplies and for the ministry as well; it will come down to 80% from 90%. Most of the government offices are closed until the 18th of April, with that being said, we can’t follow up with Immigration.

Beloved Brethren, we are living by faith and trying to make ends meet; after we have paid for many things.

All donations and funds should be sent to Macedonia World Baptist Missions (MWBM) under SHIPPING – TRAVEL ACCOUNT.

Support Level        

Our support is still at 90% but it could down to 80% per our comment above in paragraph 6.  We continue praying for all the churches that we have presented to in the past to pray about partnering with us. Please, please!! Those who are supporting us to be a bit conscious and consistent as we are depending on you. We cannot leave the country at the moment to go on furlough, it is not possible!

Safety with Travels

Pray that our Lord, God will keep on protecting us on the road in Costa Rica, traffic can be a nightmare.

Schedule of Meetings

It will be a blessing if we can have meetings via the internet while we are in Costa Rica.

Softness of Attitude   

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, nor our thinking. Beloved Brethren, we are excited to see on how the Lord will be working here as we focus on the work that is set before us, even in the midst of this global crisis. He is already doing great things and we know that He will be doing greater things as we focus on Him.

PRAISES

  1. Praise the Lord for the progress we are making with the documents regarding Immigration in giving us grace and wisdom. We have submitted our application to Immigration as we have mentioned in our previous prayer letter. We were supposed to see them on March 17, 2020 to check and confirm that we can stay here without leaving the country every three months but with the CORONAVIRUSD – 19 issue, the Immigration office has been closed since March 16, until April 18, 2020. Our visa expires April 8, 2020. We just have to wait and pray that everything will be fine and for their answer regarding the visa for two years, that will take time as things tends to be very slow down here.
  • Praise the Lord for all the contacts we have been making since we our move to Costa Rica; we have been spreading the Word and people are very receptive;many people are eager to come to the church when we start; also the Church with whom we are working with, they are willing to help us in every way, that is a blessing! Praise the Lord! We have led our first soul to the Lord, I have been in contact with him for a few weeks now, his name is Jason; he is eager to come to our bible study and as well to the church when we start. Pray for him!
  • Praise the Lord that I have another invitation to preach at another church, Iglesia Biblica Bautista in Alajuelita, Conception in San Jose, Pastor Carlos Leiton; it has been postponed, for now, due to the CORVID – 19 crisis.
  • Praise the Lord for the place where we are living, the administration will allow us to use the community center for our bible study in the meantime that our documents are being reviewed by Immigration. We will start, Lord willing, as soon as the Immigration gives us permission. What a blessing!

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. We infinitely thank all who are helping us.

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

Reaching Costa Rica 4 Christ/ Under His Wings Reaching the World for His Glory!

In Christ alone