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THE HOLY TEMPLE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, INC.

OF THE APOSTOLIC FAITH


5800 North Main Street Columbia, S.C. 29203
OFFICE: (803)786-8908 PASTOR NO: (803) 518-5454

BISHOP BELTON GREEN APOSTLE AND GENERAL OVERSEER

BISHOP MELVIN SAMUELS PASTOR

January 11, 2013

TO OUR DEARLY BELOVED BISHOPS, ELDERS, MINISTERS, EVANGELIST AND SAINTS, WHOM I LOVE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD, Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing that He which began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:3-6 Thanks be unto God which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the Savior of his knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Thanking God, who has been our dwelling place in all generations, who has blessed us, taking us through another year in 2012 and bringing us on over into a New Year of 2013. In spite of the many conflicts and trial of the Faith, God, who has always stood by our side. The God that cannot lie. Promised us in (Isaiah 43:1-2) But now thus saith the Lord that created you, O Jacob, and him that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (5) Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; Again we are thanking God for blessing us, giving us great victory during the year of 2012. In the Holy Temple Church here in the USA, Over 225 souls came into the church by way of Baptism, Right Hand of Fellowship and Lost Sheep returning to the Fold. Over 65 souls received the Holy Ghost. Many miracles have been wrought. The sick were healed according to (Exodus 23:25) He shall serve the Lord thy God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. And (Mark 16:17, 18) And these signs

shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Also according to (James 5:14, 15) Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him. Therefore we are bound to thank God for giving us a mind, according to (Jeremiah 51:27) to take a stand in the land. As Jude exhort us that we should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. By obeying God, I believe according to (Isaiah 54:17) that no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Therefore my beloved brethren and fellow laborers in the Lord I encourage you; Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: (8) For now we live, if ye sand fast in the Lord. (9) For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; (10) Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? (11) Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. (12) And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: (13) To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13 Knowing that there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 You have our sincere and fervent prayer from the depths of our heart. May the God of all grace continue to bless you, strengthen you, build you up, and make you perfect. Knowing that God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Hebrews 6:10 Yours contending for the Faith,

Bishop Melvin Samuels 5800 North Main Street Columbia, South Carolina 29203 USA 1-803-518-5454 BMS/rac