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It is said that one of the first yogic sadhnas that Aurobindo Ghosh did under his guru Lele was to understand the nature of thought packets. By stilling his mind or emptying it of thought waves he could see the thought packets coming from external sources and by actively intervening as they came he could get rid of their effects on his mind. It was as if he created a filter system similar to that used by the present e-mail programs to get rid of spam mails. Similar process was described by Swami Vivekanand who said that when he concentrated on a person or an object, he could see the thought packets connected with them as writings on the blackboard or sky.

Brain is not only a receiver but also transmitter of thought packets. With practice of Sanyam or Yoga we can tune our brains to receive knowledge and thought packets at will and to send them to others. This sending and receiving of thought packets is governed by the strength of concentration. A deep thought, which is a product of Sanyam, can go to great distances via higher dimensions. For mundane thoughts the distance traveled by them is much less. Similarly Sanyam also allows us to get universal knowledge.

How can we perceive thought packets actively? Patanjali says that once the mind is completely calmed i.e. devoid of any thought waves then it becomes like a pure crystal, which takes up the color from the object, which is nearest to it. Probably this is what Aurobindo Ghosh did.

However this calming of the mind by removal or suppression of thought waves should be done carefully under the guidance of an expert guru because in the absence of strong will power and vivek or wisdom, the empty mind can be controlled by the dangerous beings or thoughts which may be nearest to it. The old saying, “An empty brain is a devil’s workshop”, is very apt.

Human emotions are a product of both internal working of our brain and external stimulus. Thought packets are a major external input and can make the mind work in a certain manner. Thus when we think about a certain event or a person the internal memory is reinforced by external thought packets. In quite a number of cases our thinking about somebody or an event may be triggered by external thought packets received. It stirs up memories which sometimes makes us act in a certain manner.

In order that we should not be unduly perturbed by external thoughts we should develop a mechanism to stop them. Though all of us to a lesser or greater degree have the ability to receive thought packets, however only evolved people like Yogis and highly sensitive people can perceive their source to stop them. This active perception of the sources of thought is called the ability to read somebody’s mind.

A simpler process for ordinary people to keep such thoughts at bay is to think deeply about certain things. Thinking deeply helps in occupying the brain and is like creating a shield for the mind so that it is not affected by external thoughts. This is also the genesis of Karma Yoga where one keeps on doing work without any desire for a reward. This helps the mind to focus fully on the work and there is little opportunity for it to be perturbed by any other external influence including thought packets.

Active reception of thought packets is a double-edged sword. It allows us to plan ahead since one can know what the other person is thinking. However it also informs us sometimes of the unsavory things that somebody might be thinking about us. This does not help in interpersonal relationships and hence sometimes ignorance is bliss.

This externality of thought is the genesis of human bond. Thus the people with whom we have close emotional bonds send their thought packets more frequently. Somehow our brain develops neural pathways which are more conducive to getting these thought packets easily. It develops a mechanism by which it immediately recognizes their thought signatures. These packets then make us act in a certain way and are the cause of karma or human web of love.

Whenever we give a thought to our mothers, we implicitly acknowledge truths about our humanity, especially our initial total dependence upon another person for our very existence. Besides the many and varied emotional associations, our thoughts can lead us to gratitude if we take a bit of time for reflection, and for considering who we are as unique individuals who began life within our mothers’ bodies.

Those who think of themselves as self-made individuals are usually taking into account only their years of conscious activity. We can be grateful for all that we have accomplished thus far in our lives, but our hearts expand with a deeper form of gratefulness when we consider the time in our lives before we can consciously remember, and reflect on the earliest nurturing and formation we surely received. We were cared for, no matter how we might now estimate the degree to which we were loved. When we were born, we were like computers without software or cell phones without batteries. Much that was essential was given to us, preparing us to take our own initiatives once we passed from infancy to childhood and beyond.

Thinking about mothers might bring us to a bit of genuine humility, in that we did not set ourselves into this world, nor did we arrange any of our earliest experiences. Rather than an admission of some weakness to be outgrown, our former total dependence offers a necessary insight for us to have an honest and fulfilling relationship with God. Just as it would make no sense to think or to say that our mothers had no effects upon us that are still relevant to our present lives, so also it would do us no good at all to imagine that God saw to it that we were born, and then had no part in our development.

The good news of dependence, of reflecting upon one aspect of “mother,” is that the responsibilities we have for our own lives is not absolute. None of us was or is a completely isolated individual. God does not meet up with us at some point in our lives, and perhaps come to know us and even to love us. Rather, God loved us into being, and has been, and is, part of every movement of human love ever directed towards us even from before we were born, and is the initiator of the very desire within us to grow, to know and to love.

Reflecting on the “together” aspect of our lives does not diminish either our freedom to choose or the significance of our decisions, but helps us to appreciate (which is a form of gratitude) the deepest value and most significant capacity of humans: to love and to be loved. We are most ourselves not only, and certainly not exclusively, when we act out of love in service to others, but also when we accept the great variety of ways in which we are loved. God is love: a community of interactive love, as Trinity. We are created in and for love for one another.

That we might more readily experience God’s love for us, God became human in Jesus Christ. How human? He has a mother, Mary.

Compassion is not a word that shows up very often in politics or world affairs. Yet, we certainly want all those who exercise authority over us to be understanding of our perspectives and to respect our feelings. We do not appreciate being confronted with an explicit or implicit attitude that someone else’s way is “the only way.” Though we cannot change how others think or behave, we can develop our own understanding and exercise of compassion through reflection upon our experiences.

We are busy persons, even if our present occupations do not have specific job-descriptions or titles. We cannot carefully monitor all the interactions with people that take place in our conversations as well as in our thoughts.  But we can think about them afterwards, and note the effects upon us of at least the more significant events that have occurred recently, especially the manner in which we related with others. Most likely, we have not been consciously observing ourselves at each and every moment, but the feelings we had about our participation remain with us and can be accessed, at least in part, if we pause and reflect for even a short period of time.

Because compassion comes from the heart, what we realize through our considerations leads us to appreciate our spirituality as it is made manifest. We can observe, for example, the effects upon us when we have thought or acted compassionately and also when we did not. Though we can be held accountable in human society for being courteous, no one can require that we feel with them, or otherwise enter into solidarity with them, accepting them as they are. Whenever we are compassionate, we participate freely in a spiritual movement that fosters unity among people rather than division.

We find in our experience a positive complementarity, whereby compassion for someone else follows naturally when we have come to the point of acknowledging and accepting our own limitations. Becoming more compassionate persons is desirable and appropriate; as we grow in this quality of relating with others, we not only benefit others by our caring attitude, but we gain something for ourselves as well. Treating others as we ourselves want to be treated deeply satisfies us.

If we reflect on God’s compassion for us as we confront our mortality, incompleteness, and less-than-perfect manner of relating with a world we cannot control, we find it easier to relate well with others who are different in many particulars, but who are just like us in our lack of absolute mastery over the circumstances of our lives. When we are aware of how we struggle with our own limitations, we are capable of accepting the same in others.

God was under no obligation to think and feel as we do, but in the person of Jesus Christ, God chose definitively to treat each of us with personal, abiding compassion. Becoming more compassionate with others is a fitting response to the way God treats us: pleasing to God and at the same time humanizing for us. Our humanity is, after all, made in the image and likeness of God.

One of the most common artistic images of Christmas portrays the child Jesus with his mother. Most of such scenes are beautiful, conveying the joy and peace of a mother lovingly caring for her child. That the child is also the Creator of all that exists, including his mother, does not change the human associations and feelings that accompany the depictions we view. If we let our imaginations accompany our reflection on what we see, we enter a mystery that connects us in our immediate present with the events that occurred more than two thousand years ago.

All of our experiences of family life are unique to us, whether our own or with those of friends, associates or even people we see but do not personally know. We constantly grow and change through interactions with one another and the world about us. Mothers and fathers live moment-to-moment with newborn children, requiring great amounts of support from others, constant adjustments to the needs of their sons or daughters, and continual inner struggles to balance their many responsibilities in life. A picture is static, but life is ever-changing.

Any Christmas image, for those who are interested and willing to do more than glance at a card, a crèche or their own favorite depiction, can serve as the beginning of an interactive, highly personalized experience that has real effects in the present. Familiar events in our lives become intertwined with those of Jesus and his historical contemporaries in a manner that is quite ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. The difference between this common “spiritual exercise” and spending time with parents and children we can see and hear is not that between fantasy and reality, but that between reality enhanced by faith and reality that is not.

When we relate with any person, whether infant or adult, we are changed, according to how we interact with varying degrees of attention and care. We are never quite the same person after having either given or reserved the fullness of our participation in any personal encounter. If we willingly and consciously engage in an imagined visit with the mother and child of the Christmas Season, we are not limited to a specific scene, but to any living and active part of the ongoing events, including words, gestures and actions, together with our thoughts, feelings and memories. We come as we are with all our life experiences to whatever is happening with Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and anyone else whom we might include.

With the help of both memory and imagination we can recall a recent meal that we have shared with someone, probably not in every detail, but in any of the aspects that are now of interest to us, even if we had not been aware of their significance at the time. In like manner, we can recall in the present, any possible human interchange of mother and child and the people and events in the environment of Bethlehem of Judea. In our minds and hearts, assisted by inspired use of our memory and imagination, we bring together the historical core reality of the events and the familiar details of our own lives, to a soul-satisfying unity.

Any time we wish, we can visit with mother and child or any other scene of God’s loving presence among us.

All of us struggle, and we struggle in three ways. First, sometimes we struggle simply to maintain ourselves, to stay healthy and stable, to stay normal, to not fall apart, to not have our lives unravel into chaos and depression. It takes real effort just to maintain our ordinary health, stability, and happiness. But, even as this is going on, another part of us is forever reaching upwards, struggling to grow, to achieve higher things, to not waste our riches and gifts, to live a life that is more admirable, noble, and altruistic.

Then, at another level, we struggle with a threatening darkness that surrounds and undergirds us. The complexities of life can overwhelm us leaving us feeling threatened, small, excluded, and insignificant. For this reason, a part of us is forever conscious that we stand one season, one breakdown, one lost relationship, one lost job, one death of a loved one, or one thing that we cannot even foresee, away from a descent into paralyzing depression, an illness, or a dark chaos that we cannot control. In short, we struggle to maintain ourselves, struggle to grow, and struggle to keep depression and death at bay. Because we struggle at these three levels, we need three kinds of spiritualities in our lives.

At one level, we need a spirituality of maintenance, that is, a spirituality that helps us to maintain our normal health, stability, and ordinariness. Too often spiritual teachings neglect this vital aspect of spirituality. Rather we are forever being challenged to grow, be better persons, to be better Christians, to simply be better than we are at present. That’s good, but it naively takes for granted that we are already healthy, stable, and strong enough to be challenged. And, as we know, many times this isn’t the case. There are times in our lives, when the best we can do is to hang on, not fall apart, and fight to regain again some health, stability, and strength in our lives, to simply get one foot in front of the next. At these times in our lives, challenge isn’t exactly what we need, rather we need to be given divine permission to feel what we’re feeling and we need to be given a warm hand to help draw us back towards health and strength. The challenge to grow comes later. And that challenge comes with an invitation that invites us upwards, towards a spirituality of the ascent. All spiritualities worthy of the name, stress the need to make a certain ascent, to grow beyond our immaturities, our laziness, our wounds, and the perennial hedonism and shallowness of our culture. The emphasis here is always to reach upward, beyond, towards the heavens, and towards all that is more noble, altruistic, compassionate, loving, admirable, and saintly. Much of classical Christian spirituality is a spirituality of the ascent, an invitation to something higher, an invitation to be true to what is deepest inside of us, namely, the Image and Likeness of God. Much of Jesus’ preaching invites us precisely to something higher. Confucius, one of the great moral teachers of all time, had a similar pedagogy, inviting people to look to beauty and goodness and to forever reach in that direction. In our own time, John Paul II used this very effectively in his appeal to young people, challenging them always to not settle for compromise or second-best, but to look always for something higher and more noble to give their lives to. But the challenge to growth also needs a spirituality of descent, a vision and a set of disciplines that point us not just towards the rising sun, but also towards the setting sun. We need a spirituality that doesn’t avoid or deny the complexities of life, the mad conspiracy of forces beyond us, the paralyzing losses and depressions in life, and the looming reality of sickness, diminishment, and death. Sometimes we can only grow by descending into that frightening underworld, where, like Jesus, we undergo a transformation by facing chaos, diminishment, darkness, satanic forces (whatever these may be), and death itself. In some ancient cultures this was called “sitting in the ashes” or “being a child of Saturn” (the archetypal planet of depression). As Christians we call this undergoing the paschal mystery. Whatever the name, all spiritualities worthy of the name will, at some time in your life, invite you to make a painful descent into the frightening underworld of chaos, depression, loss, insignificance, darkness, satanic forces, and death itself.

Life reveals itself above us and below us and on the flat plain of ordinariness. None of these may be ignored. And so we need always to maintain and steady ourselves, even as we reach upwards and sometimes allow ourselves to descent into darkness. And there’s still time to do all of this. As Rainer Marie Rilke once wrote:You are not dead yet. It is not too late to open your depths by plunging into them and drink in the life that reveals itself quietly there.

What’s Faith? Many world religions have their own definitions of faith. The standard definition of faith today, seems to be “belief without evidence”. Many people even cite Mark Twain in this regard, when he said “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.” But, what do Christians mean when they use the word “Faith”? Yes, many religions have their own definition of faith, as do many people. However, the subject here today, is what is the biblical definition of Faith, and how are Christians supposed to use it?

Let me first clarify that I am making no attempt to argue for Existence of God, the Resurrection, or the validity of Christianity. I am merely trying to correct the common misconception of what biblical “faith” is, regardless of whether or not that particular Faith is true.

First, let us first understand what a basic, and general definition of “faith” is. First of all, faith is “trust” in something or someone, whether it be in religious manners, or otherwise. For example, a man could have faith the horse he bet on, to win the race: he trusts the horse to win. Allow me to reiterate, Faith is trust in something or someone. Now, how this “faith” is warranted is a different question. Some people have “blind faith”, where the person puts his trust in something without evidence, which would be akin to the man trusting the horse to win, even though he knows nothing of the horse’s stats, abilities, etc. The opposite, would be a man trusting the horse to win, after he has seen all the stats on it, and seen how the horse has demonstrated it’s reliability, thereby warranting his trust that it would most likely win So, what is the biblical definition of Faith?

In the New Testament, the word used for faith, is the Greek word “pistis”, which was actually a term sometimes used for “forensic evidence”, which is used in the works of Aristotle, for example. In the NT, do we see the apostles saying to the unbelievers “Follow us! Believe! Just have Faith!”?. Nope, instead, let us see what we do find, a clear example being Acts 2:22-36. If one reads it, we can see that Peter’s appeals for the validity of the Christian Faith were (1) the evidence of the miracles done by Jesus, (2) the empty tomb, and (3) the fulfillment of prophecy. He appealed to evidence for his claims of Christianity.

What we can see here, is that Peter clearly grounded his trust (faith) in Christianity, in evidence. It is not my intention here to argue that these things actually happened or that the evidences presented are valid, but rather, to show that the Bible used, and teaches faith to be “trust, warranted by evidence.

Again, my point here wasn’t to argue for the validity of Christianity, but rather to show what the Bible actually teaches on subject of faith. Biblically, Faith is supposed to be substantiated in evidence. There is not enough space here to answer all the points, but I hope some may understand that a Christian’s “faith” is not supposed to be “blind”.

These three simple words of advice from author and spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, connect us to the attentive and aware state we call mindfulness.  When we are mindful, we are aware of our body, our feelings, and our actions in the present moment.  Buddhism teaches that mindfulness is the path to freedom, wisdom, and enlightenment.

Try being mindful now.  Where are you sitting?  How does your seat feel?  Is any part of your body straining, tired, or in need of a small adjustment?  If so, bring your attention to that place.  Breathe into it and allow the body to adjust itself in order to feel a bit more relaxed.  Mindfulness opens channels for creativity, compassion, joy, and love.

I tend to become more mindful when I’m scared.  For example, I was thinking of the first time I bathed my infant daughter in 1964.  I had no experience with slippery, wailing, little red bodies.  I laid out a towel next to the sink.  I cleaned the sink carefully, and began to fill it with just-right warm water.  Checked again with the other hand just to be sure my skin on the first hand hadn’t acclimated and the water really was too hot.  Folded the wash cloth.  Unfolded the wash cloth for easier access.  Laid out a diaper and diaper pins next to the towel.  Finally, I opened the little holes in the lid on the bath powder.  Ready.

Gently cradling her melon-sized head and squirmy little wrinkled feet, I held my breath without realizing it.  She weighed only slightly more than five pounds, having arrived three weeks early, and been in the hospital for a week.  Now, the time had come for her first bath.  Gently the warm water flowed over her bottom, over her arms, her eyes opening wider, breath quiet.

Lesson of the Three-inch Clearance One evening not long ago, we had a family get- together at my house. Over dinner, my grown son, Gunther, started telling us about an incident that had happened to him a couple of days before. Hearing it, I couldn’t help being anxious for his safety, yet laughing at the same time.  Each of the experiences in his story is a good example of everyday mindfulness.  I’ll let him tell it in his own words.

“I was checking out my compost pile in the backyard last week.  I had so much stuff in the box that I was afraid the natural bacterial breakdown wouldn’t be fast enough.  I used to have a worm box in San Francisco, and so I decided to get some worms.

About an hour later, I was listening to the local college radio, KALX, and an advertisement from came on. I checked out their Web site, and put in an order for a Vermi Start-up Kit. Within thirty minutes, I received a response from Mickey at BayWorms that I had been put on the waiting list for a Vermi Start-up Kit.  An hour later I received an email saying that my worm kit was ready!  Wow, fast service.  I could pick it up next Tuesday.  They said they’d be there around lunch-time.   On Tuesday I roped a co-worker, who commutes to work by bike, to join me for a trip, from where we work in Emeryville, to the community garden in Alameda, where BayWorms is located.

We mapped out our ride and set off on Mandela Parkway through West Oakland towards China town and….the Posey Tube! [Alameda is on an island near Oakland, California.]  After scratching our heads for ten minutes, we finally found the bicycle entrance into the hole known as the Tube. Bicycles have to travel along a raised walkway about thirty inches wide, with a curved tile wall on one side and fifty-mile-an-hour traffic on the other.  On my Xtracycle, the width of the handle bars leaves about three inches of clearance on either side.

Twenty yards into the Tube, my heart was in my throat.  Over the traffic noise, I yelled back at my co-worker, Chris, not daring to shift around to look at him. ‘Are you cool with this?’  Chris said, ‘Let’s do it.’

I took one big breath, tried to hold it, and continued into the depths.  At this point in the Tube, you can’t see the other end.  You’re just driving forward on faith that there will be an end–that you won’t choke on the fumes, and that you won’t flip over into the on-coming traffic.

Fortunately, we didn’t encounter anybody coming in the opposite direction.  Emerging from the Tube into a no-man’s strip of earth between the lanes entering the Tube, we started winding our way through the main streets of Alameda toward the garden.

After two miles of pedaling, we turned into the neighborhood that hosts the community garden.  At this point I looked over at Chris, and said, ‘If the marketing material for this ride wasn’t perfectly clear, let me tell you right now, that our final destination is a low-income housing project.’

After a detour into the Plowshares for Swords Community Garden (which is not where BayWorms is located), we arrived at the Alameda Point Community Garden.  Much to our chagrin, we saw no one there.  Chris asked if I had told them I was coming, and I said, ‘Yes! Mickey promised me he’d be here.’

By Anthony de Mello

Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence. You know, all mystics -Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion — are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare.

Last year on Spanish television I heard a story about this gentleman who knocks on his son’s door. “Jaime,” he says, “wake up!” Jaime answers, “I don’t want to get up, Papa.” The father shouts, “Get up, you have to go to school.” Jaime says, “I don’t want to go to school.” “Why not?” asks the father. “Three reasons,” says Jaime. “First, because it’s so dull; second, the kids tease me; and third, I hate school.”

And the father says, “Well, I am going to give you three reasons why you must go to school. First, because it is your duty; second, because you are forty-five years old, and third, because you are the headmaster.” Wake up, wake up! You’ve grown up. You’re too big to be asleep. Wake up! Stop playing with your toys.

Most people tell you they want to get out of kindergarten, but don’t believe them. Don’t believe them! All they want you to do is to mend their broken toys. “Give me back my wife. Give me back my job. Give me back my money. Give me back my reputation, my success.” This is what they want; they want their toys replaced. That’s all. Even the best psychologist will tell you that, that people don’t really want to be cured. What they want is relief; a cure is painful.

Waking up is unpleasant, you know. You are nice and comfortable in bed. It’s irritating to be woken up. That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up. I hope I’m going to be wise here and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up if you are asleep. It is really none of my business, even though I say to you at times, “Wake up!” My business is to do my thing, to dance my dance. If you profit from it, fine; if you don’t, too bad! As the Arabs say, “The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.”

El Día Internacional de la Familia se conmemora cada año. Fue establecida por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) en 1993, para impulsar la importancia de la familia en la sociedad de cada país del mundo.

El Día Internacional de la Familia es la ocasión apropiada para valorar al núcleo familiar como desarrollo y parte fundamental de nuestra comunidad y aprender  de los procesos sociales, económicos y demográficos que la afectan.

Asimismo, permite impulsar la orientación normativa sobre la manera de fortalecer los componentes de las políticas y programas centrador en la familia, ello como parte del aspecto amplio e integrado del desarrollo.

Este día significa para las Naciones Unidas, la inspiración de una serie de actos de sensibilización, entre los cuales destaca la celebración de esos días en el plano nacional. En numerosos países, ese día ofrece una oportunidad para poner de relieve los distintos ámbitos de interés para las familias.

La celebración del Día Internacional de la Familia es una oportunidad propicia en todo el mundo, para que las familias demuestren la unión y su solidaridad y reflexionen sobre cómo mejorar la relación entre todos sus miembros.

07-01-2014_universalprincipalsUniversal Principles


We believe the existence and love of God is unique, powerful, and that his son Jesus Christ was sent to save the world.  We are Christians and our faith has been founded in the teachings of Jesus Christ who was sent by God for the salvation of mankind.  He is our foundation and the only mediator with God.  We accept with faith and deeds the Divine Election of Apostles in this time of restoration of God’s church and his grace.  We affirmthat Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary—a holy, blessed virgin who persevered with the primitive church.  We aspire for eternal life by persevering in the knowledge of God and doing good works.  We share with our beloved the message of salvation of Jesus Christ and the hope of eternal life.  We uphold the necessity of being baptized in water and by the Holy Spirit to enter eternity with God.  We proclaimthe second coming of Jesus Christ for his church and one day to be transformed like him in glory.


We acknowledge the free will of man to work according to his belief, feeling, and will.  We respect social diversity respecting human rights and mutual coexistence.  We affirm a respectful, sincere, and honest dialogue between man kind is essential in order to live in harmony with one another.  We approve the scientific and technologic advances that benefit the human development of mankind.  We reject fanaticism, discrimination, intolerance, vices, delinquency, and any type of violence.  We disapprove of any act that harms mankind and that benefits one’s dignity and honor.

In what is Civil

We share the universal human rights of the liberty of mankind.  We believe that the governments are established to work justice, punish those who do wrong, and protect those who do good.  We recognize that we are obligated as citizens to comply to the laws of every country, and respect national cultures and patriotic symbols.  We affirm that education on all levels is essential to better oneself.  We are an enthusiastic church that looks for the well-being, progress, and development of its members.

The Huffington Post By Shadee Ashtari

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.

Researchers presented 5- and 6-year-old children from both public and parochial schools with three different types of stories — religious, fantastical and realistic –- in an effort to gauge how well they could identify narratives with impossible elements as fictional.

The study found that, of the 66 participants, children who went to church or were enrolled in a parochial school were significantly less able than secular children to identify supernatural elements, such as talking animals, as fictional.

By relating seemingly impossible religious events achieved through divine intervention (e.g., Jesus transforming water into wine) to fictional narratives, religious children would more heavily rely on religion to justify their false categorizations.

“In both studies, [children exposed to religion] were less likely to judge the characters in the fantastical stories as pretend, and in line with this equivocation, they made more appeals to reality and fewer appeals to impossibility than did secular children,” the study concluded.

Refuting previous hypotheses claiming that children are “born believers,” the authors suggest that “religious teaching, especially exposure to miracle stories, leads children to a more generic receptivity toward the impossible, that is, a more wide-ranging acceptance that the impossible can happen in defiance of ordinary causal relations.”

According to 2013-2014 Gallup data, roughly 83 percent of Americans report a religious affiliation, and an even larger group — 86 percent — believe in God.

More than a quarter of Americans, 28 percent, also believe the Bible is the actual word of God and should be taken literally, while another 47 percent say the Bible is the inspired word of God.

Una empresa estaba en una difícil situación, las ventas iban mal, los trabajadores y colaboradores estaban desanimados y la situación financiera del negocio era extremadamente crítica. Era preciso hacer algo para revertir la situación.

Nadie quería asumir responsabilidades. Por el contrario, el personal sentía el desamparo y la rápida extinción de la empresa. Ellos consideraban que alguien debía tomar la iniciativa para revertir la situación.

Un día, cuando los funcionarios y los trabajadores llegaron al trabajo, encontraron en la portería un cartel que decía:

«En el día de ayer falleció la persona que impedía el crecimiento de nuestra empresa. Usted está invitado a participar de los funerales en el salón de deportes»

Todos sintieron tristeza ante la muerte de un compañero, pero a la vez tuvieron curiosidad por la persona que frenaba el crecimiento de la empresa.

La agitación en el salón de deportes era muy grande por lo que fue preciso llamar a seguridad para organizar a los asistentes. A medida que las personas se aproximaban al féretro, la ansiedad aumentaba. Se preguntaban: ¿Quién será el que entorpecía el progreso de nuestra empresa?

Uno a uno, se aproximaban deseosos de conocer al personaje en cuestión. Pero al acercarse al féretro quedaban pasmados y en absoluto silencio, no lo podían creer, jamás hubiesen imaginado lo que había dentro… ¡Había un espejo!… En él se reflejaba la cara de cada uno de los que lo miraban.

Sólo existe una persona capaz de limitar tu crecimiento, tú mismo.

Tú eres la única persona que puede perjudicar tu vida.

Cuando tú fallas, no intentes hallar otros culpables.

«Si permites que Dios transforme tu corazón, las derrotas se convertirán en triunfos y las frustraciones en éxitos. Él guiará tu vida y jamás tendrás que depender de tus propios instintos»

When you’re grieving or going through hardship, do you turn to the Bible for help? When we reach out to God’s Word to help us through difficult times, it’s a comfort to learn that many heroes of the faith faced the same sorts of pain, loss, and grief—and record promises and truths that we can apply to our own situations.

I’ve chosen four Bible passages below that communicate a simple but powerful truth: God will not and does not forget us. It’s easy to slip into despair and loneliness when life overwhelms, but the writers of the Bible repeatedly remind us that God is always there.

1. Matthew 10:29-30

For only a penny you can buy two sparrows, yet not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. As for you, even the hairs of your head have all been counted. —Matthew Have you ever wondered how an infinite God could possibly care about a single person? In this passage, Jesus confirms that God does care about us. God cares actively about every corner of His Creation; if he keeps tabs on every sparrow, how much more would He care about a person made in His own image?


2. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season,

a time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.

A time to plant and a time to harvest.

A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to cry and a time to laugh.

A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

A time to search and a time to quit searching.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend.

A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate.

A time for war and a time for peace. —Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT)

There’s a reason behind everything that happens, good or ill—and God understands our pain and sorrow from a perspective that we don’t always perceive until after the fact (if ever). We should fully expect to live through “seasons” of grief… and we should remember that they’re passing storms.


3. Psalm 30:8-12

I cried out to you, Lord.

I begged my Lord for mercy:

“What is to be gained by my spilled blood,

by my going down into the pit?

Does dust thank you?

Does it proclaim your faithfulness?

Lord, listen and have mercy on me!

Lord, be my helper!”

You changed my mourning into dancing.

You took off my funeral clothes

and dressed me up in joy

so that my whole being

might sing praises to you and never stop.

Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever. — Psalm 30:8-12 (CEB)

The Psalms are filled with desperate pleas to God to remember His people in their distress. Here, the psalmist testifies to God’s healing power: he turned “mourning into dancing.” Have you ever experienced a transformation so profound?


4. Deuteronomy 31:8

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. —Deuteronomy 31:8

What could anyone add to this promise? God is with us; He sees despair, and He promises to be with us throughout our seasons of grief.

08-01-2014_hp“Habla a los hijos de Israel, y diles: En el mes séptimo, al primero del mes tendréis día de reposo, una conmemoración al son de trompetas, y una santa convocación”. (Levítico 23:24)

(CCB USA) — En este día 1 de agosto de 2014, la Iglesia del Dios Vivo, Columna y Apoyo de la Verdad: La Luz del Mundo; que se encuentra esparcida por toda la tierra, se reunió en las diferentes regiones donde tiene presencia, para unirse al Apóstol de Jesucristo Samuel Joaquín Flores en una oración de petición y de acción de gracias por el inicio del nuevo año espiritual para la iglesia del Señor; desde el templo sede internacional de la colonia Hermosa Provincia en la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Con esta oración da inicio la celebración de la Santa Convocación 2014, cuya cúspide es la Santa Cena del Señor, en la cual los miembros de la Iglesia La Luz del Mundo, participan del pan y el vino, recordando el sacrificio en la cruz del Señor Jesucristo por cada uno de nosotros, hasta que él venga (1ª. Corintios 11:26).

Desde muy temprano los coros de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, el coro de niños y el de hermanos de Hermosa Provincia, y el coro de jóvenes de la colonia Bethel, entonaban himnos de alabanza a Dios, incitando a los corazones de quienes se encontraban reunidos en el templo sede internacional y en las calles de la Glorieta Central.

En punto de las 10:00 horas, dio inicio el servicio especial del nuevo año espiritual a cargo del P.E. José Moreno. Hubo cientos de iglesias que siguieron este servicio vía internet.

“¡Hoy es día de alabar a Dios!” recalcó el hermano Moreno, quien además invitó a la Iglesia a entonar el himno “Bendito sea el Rey de Reyes”, enfatizando el hecho de que, a pesar de las luchas y los obstáculos, la Iglesia La Luz del Mundo es dirigida con brazo fuerte, que es la Elección de Dios en su Apóstol. Acto seguido, expresó: “La Elección de Dios es el medio que une al pueblo de Dios, el Israel espiritual; La Luz del Mundo, con Dios mismo”. Después de leer el salmo 48, la iglesia elevó su oración por el Apóstol de Jesucristo. Los coros entonaron la alabanza “Por la oración de un hombre justo”, y enseguida se oró por la familia del Ungido del Señor.

El P.E. José Moreno inició la explicación leyendo un párrafo de la carta apostólica enviada la Iglesia La Luz del Mundo en días pasados: “Samuel Joaquín, Apóstol de Jesucristo, a la santa Iglesia de Jesucristo esparcida por el mundo…me satisface grandemente poder enviaros esta invitación, a vosotros el pueblo de Dios que esparcidos por el mundo conservan y guardan junto con sus familias (algunos)…” y a partir de esta lectura estuvo recordando pasajes de cartas apostólicas anteriores, como: “La Elección: fundamento de vuestra fe y base inconmovible”. “Sean ustedes cual columnas de acero que no se dejen mover en sus sentimientos y se mantengan firmes en la Elección”. “Me urge el amor de Cristo para confirmar vuestros corazones en la verdad de la Elección”. “¡Con cuánto amor elevo mi plegaria en favor de vosotros!”

Al finalizar la explicación del hermano, entraron al templo P.E. Uzziel Joaquín García, acompañado por el P.E. Naasón Joaquín García y P.E. Benjamín Joaquín García y el P.E. Nicolás Gómez; en representación del Apóstol de Jesucristo.

El P.E. Uzziel Joaquín García se dirigió a la iglesia universal y expresó: “La paz y la gracia de nuestro Señor Jesucristo siga abundando en el corazón de toda la Iglesia. Nos permite Dios llegar a este día, 1º de agosto del año 2014, conforme a la carta que el Apóstol de Jesucristo nos enviara”. Empezó a recordar el principio de lo que hoy gozamos: “esta tranquilidad con la que hoy nos encontramos bendiciendo el nombre de Dios en todo el mundo; lugares acondicionados, lugares adecuados para entonar alabanzas, para cantar, para llorar, sin ninguna interrupción de la gente; pero en un principio, el apóstol Aarón andaba tocando puertas; rechazado por sus familiares por que sentían vergüenza de que perteneceriera a otra forma de doctrina; rechazado por la gente porque no iba de acuerdo a su ideología; llevando sufrimientos, llevando trabajos, sufriendo desvelos. Por eso dice el Apóstol del Señor: “Me satisface grandemente poder enviaros esta invitación a vosotros, el pueblo de Dios que, esparcidos por el mundo conservan y guardan con su familia (algunos) tan hermoso privilegio; que desde el derramamiento del hermano Aarón nos ha dado esta seguridad y bendición”.

“Este sufrimiento y este trabajo, aunados a la labor que durante 50 años sigue realizando el Apóstol de Jesucristo Samuel Joaquín; expandiendo el Evangelio por todo el mundo; engrandeciendo a la Iglesia en obras, en respetabilidad, en presencia, en ejemplo en cada uno de los lugares en los que se encuentra la Iglesia La Luz del Mundo. Todo esto también, arduo trabajo, todo esto desvelos, fatigas, pero aquí está el resultado; lo que en un principio y en algunos lugares tuvieran que cantar en voz baja porque los vecinos se molestaban o porque llamaban a la policía o porque comenzaban a hacer algún escándalo en contra de la Iglesia; hoy por este trabajo de un Apóstol de Jesucristo, gozamos de esta bendición, gozamos de un lugar para gritar el nombre de Dios; para decir: ¡Viva Cristo! Para decir: ¡Bendito sea el nombre de nuestro Dios! Pero todo ello ha sido por el trabajo incansable que han tenido estos hombres de Dios”.

Y continuó leyendo la carta enviada por el Apóstol de Jesucristo Samuel Joaquín: “Por aquella entereza y firmeza que yo recibiera del Apóstol Aarón Joaquín y que como un pebetero fuera encendiendo más gente, los primeros, que unidos a su hermano Samuel y su hermano Aarón llevan la palabra de Cristo”.

Después agregó: “Así fue esta piedrita que fueron recogiendo; estas almas que fueron juntando y que fueron uniendo; esos sufrimientos, esos desvelos que fueron llevando durante años, ha venido hoy a ser un hermoso templo, para honra y gloria de Dios. Un hermoso templo que ahora alaba y bendice a su creador”. Luego continuó refiriéndose a la carta apostólica: “Y qué paz y bendición cuando en cada año, en esta hermosa fecha, aumenta el número de creyentes”.

“En algunas ocasiones, congregaciones grandes que se inclinan alabando en su presencia, y en algunas tantas iglesias, que incipientes florecen; pero que con su membresía y pastorado se unen a un hombre de Dios. Es aquella piedrecita que arrojada por Dios está por todo el mundo. Hoy desde el norte al sur, desde el este al oeste está el pueblo de Dios unido a un propósito y a un sentir, esperando la oración de un solo hombre; el que tiene autoridad, el que tiene poder, el amigo de Dios que va a abrir los cielos y las fronteras para que sus ángeles vengan y custodien a su pueblo hasta llegar a este momento glorioso que estamos esperando”.

“Esta visión fue la que profetizó Daniel y la que nos hace hincapié el Apóstol de Jesucristo en su carta”. Y leyendo Daniel 2:34-35 dijo: “Hoy somos parte de ese monte espiritual, esas piedrecitas que se encontraban insignificantes, hoy hemos salido a formar un hermoso templo espiritual que alaba y bendice el nombre de nuestro Dios”.

Finalmente expresó las palabras tan anheladas por el pueblo de Dios: “Hermano, recibe un saludo del Apóstol de Jesucristo. Él está con salud, con fortaleza. Nos ha mandado a algunos de sus hijos, al cuerpo ministerial en su representación, para que con un saludo sientas que él está contigo; él está escuchando, él está oyendo; y está viendo vuestra alegría, vuestro gozo y vuestra necesidad, porque en este día estamos esperando que el justo ore por su pueblo. Nos ha enviado en su representación, y unidos a él elevemos una oración poderosa que va a abrir fronteras, que nos va a conceder que los ángeles acompañen a todo su pueblo con paz y bendición hasta llegar a este lugar”.

Antes de que la Iglesia elevase su oración, el P.E Uzziel Joaquín, contó un testimonio haciendo alusión al estado espiritual en el que algunos nos encontramos, dañados en lo espiritual y hasta en lo material por nuestros pecados; pero que gracias a la oración del Apóstol de Jesucristo Samuel Joaquín Flores, podemos alcanzar misericordia delante de Dios y recibir una oportunidad más al ser perdonados por la autoridad del hombre de Dios en su oración.

Después se dirigió con estas palabras: “Le hemos de pedir a Dios principalmente por el bienestar de su Santo Siervo, que Dios le guarde y le bendiga, que Dios le siga dando salud y fortaleza. Vamos a pedir por las miles y miles de almas que empezarán, a partir de este momento, su peregrinar hacia este lugar. Oraremos también por las autoridades de todo el mundo para que sean flexibles a las necesidades de la Iglesia del Señor; por las autoridades de este lugar, para que de la misma manera den las facilidades, el cuidado y la atención, para que toda nuestra ceremonia se lleve con bienestar, con paz, y con alegría en nuestros corazones”.

“Iglesia de Guadalajara, pedirás por la Iglesia Universal, que el Señor sea el que les bendiga, el Señor sea que les guarde. Que con toda tranquilidad y libertad comiencen su viaje porque tú estarás continuamente orando por ellos; y la Iglesia Universal estará orando por la Iglesia de Guadalajara para que también el Señor siga bendiciendo esa liberalidad que durante 50 años y aún más, han mostrado en recibir a la Iglesia del Cordero en esta Hermosa Provincia. Así orando los unos por los otros, pero principalmente el Apóstol del Señor por su Iglesia ¡venceremos, sí venceremos!, en el nombre de Cristo Jesús”.

Después de este mensaje la iglesia esparcida por toda la tierra se unió en una oración.

10439405_1517477095149932_2888194646831135927_nHabía un joven, muy entregado a Dios, que a causa de su fe en Cristo iba a ser quemado en una estaca al día siguiente. En la misma celda donde el estaba encerrado, estaba también un anciano encarcelado por la misma razón, pero con muchos años mas como creyente y mayor experiencia en los caminos de el Señor.

Mas tarde, cuando ya estaba oscureciendo, el joven encendió un fósforo para encender una vela y tener luz en la celda. Mientras lo hacía, se quemó un dedo, gritando muy fuerte. Al ocurrir esto, le dijo a su compañero de celda, el anciano, la siguiente pregunta:

¿Como podré soportar ser quemado en la estaca mañana, si hoy no puedo si quiera soportar quemarme un dedo con un pequeño fósforo?

El anciano, con mucha paz, le respondió:

Jovencito, Dios no te pidió nunca que te quemarás el dedo, por eso no hay gracia para ello. Sin embargo, Él te está pidiendo que mueras por tu fe en Él, así que en ese momento la gracia también llegará.

Sin importar cual sea tu situación, si tu fe está puesta en Cristo, Dios estará ahí para respaldarte y derramar su gracia sobre ti. Recuerda que Él tiene el control. Dios tiene un plan para manejar todo a lo que nos podamos enfrentar en la vida. Su gracia es suficiente para satisfacer todas nuestras necesidades y cubrir todas nuestras debilidades.

Citas bíblicas:

“Cada vez él me dijo: «Mi gracia es todo lo que necesitas; mi poder actúa mejor en la debilidad». Así que ahora me alegra jactarme de mis debilidades, para que el poder de Cristo pueda actuar a través de mí.”

(2 Corintios 12:9) NTV

July, 2013

PHAT Youth Group

Promoting Health Among Teens

Milwaukee Christian Center invites youth between the ages of 11-17 to attend a free program this summer.

The program promotes teen pregnancy prevention and utilizes the curriculum, PHAT.  The goal of the program is to empower youth to make decisions that will reduce their risk of becoming a teen parent or contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

Group Details

Where & When


July 21 – August 18

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Milwaukee Christian Center

807 S. 14th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

PHAT (Promoting Health Among Teens) group

The FREE youth program will run July 21- August 18 and is offered in one session:

• Mondays from

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration for this program is required.

Please contact: Arleta Cobb at 414-902-5393 to register or for more information.


The PHAT group will be held at Milwaukee Christian Center:

807 S. 14th St.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

Milwaukee Christian Center has a long history of strengthening at-risk families in Milwaukee.  The Center was organized to meet the needs of the newly arrived immigrant children, and a “Head Start-type Program” was created for preschool youngsters, 40 years ahead of the federal government’s projects.

MCC forged ahead from its humble beginnings by adding new programs, which included founding the first Golden Age Club and the first Elderly Nutrition Program in the county. Currently, MCC is a multi-faceted social service and neighborhood development agency that serves families, youth, and elderly.

Milwaukee Christian Center believes all people deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. We exist to move people beyond the challenges of poverty through life-affirming programs and supportive services.

MCC is a beacon of hope for the impoverished by compassionately guiding people out of poverty to create a community where suffering is alleviated, the inherent value of each person is cherished, and opportunities abound.


milwaukeeEn punto de las 10:00 A. M del día 9 de junio de 2014, dio inicio la magna celebración del Año del Jubileo presidida por el hermano P. E. Benjamín Joaquín quien pidió a la Iglesia reunida entonar la alabanza “Jehová Dios mío”, en una recordación del evento acontecido en 1964, fecha del llamamiento al ministerio apostólico del hermano Samuel Joaquín, y añadió: “a esta iglesia tú ya la has consolado”. Después de la oración por el Varón de Dios, la iglesia entonó la alabanza “El pueblo muy amado de Dios”, enseguida pidió orar por todo el cuerpo ministerial.

“Este día nos hemos reunido para celebrar 50 Años de Ministerio Apostólico, Estamos celebrando un Año de Jubileo, porque es un mandato divino… al que honra, honra”, enfatizó el hermano Benjamín. “Celebramos 50 años de glorioso ministerio como una manifestación de correspondencia hacia quien nos ha amado…”

Tomó su lugar el P. P Job Zamora Magallanes para hablar de este día tan significativo para el pueblo de Dios. Posterior a él, pasó a tomar el lugar el hermano P. E. Joel Herrera; también tomó la palabra el P. E. Daniel Núñez, quien hizo una remembranza del llamamiento del Apóstol de Jesucristo Samuel Joaquín Flores, tomando algunas frases apostólicas en referencia a este acontecimiento del 9 de junio de 2014. Dijo que no fue por consenso, ni por escrutinio alguno, sino que fue la obra de Dios en los corazones del pueblo, en una manifestación de Dios directa al corazón. Hizo alusión al texto bíblico “Creed en Jehová vuestro Dios y estaréis seguros, creed en sus profetas y seréis prosperados”.

Después que la Iglesia terminara de entonar un himno especial para esta ocasión, en el cual felicitaban al apóstol de Jesucristo, Samuel Joaquín Flores en su 50 Aniversario de Ministerio, el embajador de Cristo en la tierra se dirigió a la Iglesia La Luz del Mundo esparcida por toda la tierra con el siguiente mensaje:

“…Estoy tomando cada frase y en ella va mi amor para vosotros. Si vosotros tenéis vuestro interés en mí, mucho más lo tengo yo en vosotros. Este pueblo que fue levantado alma por alma desde el tiempo del hermano Aarón… Estoy feliz de ver al pueblo de Dios; estoy feliz de contemplar su alegría; estoy feliz porque el Señor los ha reunido; estoy feliz porque sois Hijos de Dios; y por lo tanto miembros de su Iglesia.

En el sentido espiritual les saludo: La Paz de Dios nuestro Padre, sea con ustedes.

También me despido con la misma bendición, que el Espíritu de Dios repose en vuestros corazones para siempre. Vayan a donde vayan, ahí vaya la Gracia de Dios. Hoy por el momento solo digo las palabras: tengan la confianza en lo que su hermano les está hablando, les está pronosticando, les está diciendo qué va a suceder. ¿Qué va a suceder? Sois Hijos de Dios. ¿Qué va a pasar? Que tendréis bendiciones en abundancia. ¿Qué vas a sentir? Vas a sentir que la Gracia de Dios es contigo. Dios te bendiga, que Dios te guarde y que lo que yo siento en mi corazón lo sientas tú también… entretanto Dios nos presta este hermoso lugar, lo hemos de disfrutar, lo hemos de aprovechar y decir con su hermano: ¡Bendita Casa de Oración! Porque en ella hemos encontrado la paz, la tranquilidad: este es el grande pueblo que Dios me ha dado para pastorear.

Estoy feliz, con mucha alegría y alabo a Dios por esta bendición. La paz de Dios y la Gracia de Cristo Jesús sea con todos.”

La iglesia con mucha alegría se dirigió a Dios, por medio de la oración, para agradecer el enorme privilegio de estar unidos en perfecta comunión con Dios, Jesucristo y su Apóstol. En esta última acción de gracias se percibía en los niños, jóvenes y adultos la alegría de escuchar la voz del Ungido de Dios.

Para finalizar la ceremonia de acción de gracias, el hermano P. E. Benjamín Joaquín hizo un recuento de los países en que se ha predicado esta hermosa doctrina, en los cuales se han conformado grupos de almas que alaban a Dios: ¡50 países! ¡Para la gloria de Dios!


10417695_503994363035553_1312030444117453497_n-1Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Hall, 29 de Mayo del 2014 – En este día en el ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Milwaukee, en presencia de mas de 200 miembros de la Iglesia, ministros de las Iglesia de esta zona, miembros de la comunidad, y oficiales municipales y estatales se ha dado honra a quien honra corresponde. En reconocimiento de la obra altruista que el Apóstol de Jesucristo Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores ha difundido en el mundo entero y en la bella ciudad de Milwaukee; el Alcalde Tom Barrett honro al Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores por medio de una Proclamación. Este reconocimiento fue aceptado a nombre del Apóstol de Jesucristo por el Pastor Pablo Pérez. La proclamación leía en parte lo siguiente:

“Considerando lo siguiente: la Ciudad de Milwaukee se une orgullosamente a la congregación y miembros de la comunidad en reconociendo la obra humanitaria del Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores el Lunes, 9 de Junio del 2014…..

La ciudad de Milwaukee elogia Dr. Samuel Joaquín flores por sus 50 años de labor humanitaria y se une a la congregación de la Luz del Mundo Iglesia en la celebración de sus numerosas contribuciones a la comunidad

Ahora, por lo tanto yo, Tom Barrett, alcalde de la ciudad de Milwaukee, proclamo Lunes, 09 de junio 2014 para ser:

Día del Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores”

Al igual la Señora JoCasta Zammaringa, Representate del Estado de Wisconsin en la Asamblea del 8º Distrito hizo entrega de un segundo reconocimiento de parte del Estado. Este reconocimiento recibido por el Pastor José Hernández a nombre del Apóstol de Jesucristo declaraba lo siguiente:

“Considerando que; Samuel Joaquín Flores ha servido como columna de la fe, de compromiso cívico y activismo en la comunidad de Milwaukee y un sinnúmero de otras comunidades en todo el mundo; ….

Considerando que; a través de la obra de su iglesia, Samuel Joaquín Flores ha mejorado las vidas y el bienestar de innumerables personas en todo el mundo y en la ciudad de Milwaukee ….”

El tercer y ultimo reconocimiento entregado en este día, fue de parte del Presidente de la Cámara de Concilio Comunal de la Ciudad de Milwaukee el Alderman Michael J. Murphy. Este reconocimiento quien fue patrocinado por José G. Pérez, Miembro del Concilio fue recibido a nombre del Apóstol de Jesucristo Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores por el Ministro Salomón Lugo, encargado de la Iglesia de Milwaukee y anfitrión del evento de hoy. La declaración leía en parte lo siguiente:

“Considerando que, en sus cinco décadas de servicio, el Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores ha dirigido la iglesia en las obras que han incluido evangélico, la educación, la salud y el trabajo filantrópico, la financiación y la construcción de escuelas, viviendas para los ancianos, fundaciones y instituciones que ha puesto al servicio de los miembros de la iglesia, así como el público en general; ….

Resuelve que, el Consejo Comunal de la Ciudad de Milwaukee por este medio reconoce al Dr. Samuel Joaquín Flores por 50 años de humanitarismo y se extiende para él los mejores deseos para el éxito y buena salud.”