Around 8:00 in the morning arrived the Apostle of Jesus Christ Samuel Joaquin Flores to the international headquarter temple in Hermosa Provincia, the church sang the hymn "307. The Peace of God" in which they expressed in it's chorus "Much stronger than sun's bright light, your election shone,... with fine royal garments, he has also placed on thee. And now we would all like to be, little chimes decorating the borders of your royal vestment".
And if ye be of Christ, certainly lineage of SAMUEL JOAQUIN FLORES thou art, and heirs according to the promise.
By R. Castillo G. (CCB USA).
The birth of a man brings joy to those who are found bound to him by an affiliate, social, or cultural bond; of various manners, a birth dose not pass unnoticed for no one; it is a special event, unique, and which particularly grants a pride for the parents and family of that being who has just arrived to their lives.
There are births that mark the destiny of a social group, a country, and even of entire nations; some men are born to change the lives of thousands of people; others, arrive to this world to transform the course of a government and some to contribute to science with a project that will save the lives of millions of inhabitants.
On February 14, 1937 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, the Apostle of Jesus Christ Samuel Joaquin Flores was born with a divine purpose: take care of God's people. A people that because of his prayer and care has come forward in many aspects and that today is recognized as a religious community with values, with education, and with civic responsibility.
During the '50s and '60s, the Church of the Living God, Column and Ground of the Truth: The Light of the World; was persecuted and signaled for not belonging to the majority religion that in those years excelled in Mexico. The church suffered in those years, persecutions, offenses, slander, and it even came to suffer from physical abuse to some of its members who were not given work because of their beliefs and were branded as illiterate. Gradually, the Apostle of Jesus Christ was conquering those needs he saw were affecting members of the church; always with a vision for a better life, freedom of religion, equal opportunities for human beings, always impulsing with his example.
Thus, today, the church enjoys of religious and social freedoms as a result of the work that the Apostle of Jesus Christ has done through more than 45 years of unlimited effort for the well being of the church worldwide. Today, The Light of the World is the second largest church in Mexico, membership bears witness to this, its temples are considered the country's cultural heritage and are distinguished by their architecture and their expansion in the width and length of the Mexican territory.
The labor of the Man of God has led the church to be respected by all governments and civil authorities. He has promoted the education in the children and youth of the church, creating schools of all levels of education (preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and university). The success of the youth in Mexico has been a task that has taken him to give his maximum impulse in this area, providing scholarships to those without the means to continue their career or are in austere ways that do not allow them their full educational development.
In the field of health he has created and built hospitals, nursing homes, cultural centers, associations, etc.; all geared towards the social and professional success of the people God has given him. He has worked directly and timely in the support and assistance of the communities who have experienced natural disasters, in Mexico and throughout the Americas, his help has not only been material but as well in a spiritual form, bringing words of encouragement to all of the people who in those moments need a message of peace and hope.
Illiteracy disappeared, humiliation disappeared. Today, The Light of the World Church is a religious community that stands out because of its merits, social work, education, and for it's defense of human rights. The people of the Apostle of Jesus Christ Samuel Joaquin Flores are a free people, fighting tirelessly every day with courage and security because it knows that before all of them goes a man that was born to give them freedom and security in all aspects. The Apostle of Jesus Christ achieved and conquered the respect we enjoy today, we belong to a special lineage of which we feel proud of; we enjoy of our rights as a religious association and we we are sure that we still await more triumphs next to the Man of God.
On this day, we give thanks to the High God because he grants one more year of life to the Apostle of Jesus Christ, it is our desire that the Lord keep him in health and happiness and that he multiply all of his blessings. The love that lives in our hearts for you is that which drives us and invites us to stand firm and defend our people in peace and with education.
Congratulations to His Excellency Apostle of Jesus Christ Samuel Joaquin Flores!
Publication of the Light of the World Church, in which it sets it's position on the reform of the constitutional article 24 (Mexico), on freedom of religion, in the newspapers El Universal and El Occidental.
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