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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Danish Scientologist Documents the Work of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers in a Book called After the Tsunami - Part III

What motivates volunteers to travel thousands of miles during times of disaster, to live under the same desperate conditions as those they seek to help?
Jennifer Bird, a young woman from London traveled to India where she helped the victims of the 2004 tsunami.

The After the Tsunami web site sheds light on this, with its story about Jennifer Bird, a young woman who left her home in London to travel to post-tsunami India, where the December 2004 tsunami left over 10,000 dead, more than 5000 missing, and nearly 3 million personally affected by the disaster.

"Every day for the last month has been amazing!" Jennifer begins. "I still take a step back and look at what the team and I are actually doing and achieving here in India. We are helping hundreds of people daily with what L. Ron Hubbard developed and seeing the results instantly, how fantastic is that! Any other self-help technology or any technology for that matter usually takes 'time' and you only see the results after a long sluggish process.

"Then, of course, there are the results that we don't get to see when the person has gone home after receiving a Scientology Assist* that blew them away. They might then give their mother or sister an Assist which will then blow them away! I am completely dumbstruck and in awe of the effect we are creating here, it is almost so great that I find it hard to comprehend."

For more information on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, their disaster relief work and the training they offer, based on the Scientology Handbook, visit

* Assists are techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard. They operate on the principle that one tends to withdraw mentally or spiritually from an injured area. Only by restoring communication with this area can one bring the spiritual element into healing, thereby greatly speeding the healing process. Assists are used to alleviate stress and orient a confused or distraught individual to his environment.