In 1976 when he launched the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, "If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance."
And just how they accomplish this is through the use of Scientology technology that gives people the tools they need to do well in life and help others do so too.
With booklets based on the Scientology Handbook, and courses designed to train people in the skills covered in each booklet, Scientology Volunteer Ministers are helping people every day in towns and cities all over the world.
Here is just one story, from a man who changed his whole way of dealing with his son from what he learned on three of these courses with the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Asian Goodwill Tour in Kin Men.
"In the past, my standard of handling my son was to make him 'listen' and put pressure on him if he wouldn't. But the more I'd pressure him to listen, the less he'd listen. Then I did three courses: the 'Children Course,' 'Components of Understanding,' and the 'Cause of Suppression.' I know now how to grant him the right to be the way he is and guide him gently and then build agreement with him.
"I believe, with the guidelines from Scientology, our lives will be less trouble.
"A lot of religions in this world are built on forgiving our mistakes and sins, But Scientology technology can be applied in life easily and then you learn the most important thing — to do the right thing."