Scientology Volunteer Ministers Bringing Real Independence to the People of Botswana
|After being introduced to the Scientology Handbook by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour, Pastor Solomon is using the technology to help his parishioners.|
September 30th marks the 40th anniversary of Independence for the people of Botswana. But thousands of Botswanans will attest that their freedom really began when they walked into the bright yellow tent of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers African Goodwill Tour.
For the past year a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers has been traveling to towns and cities in Botswana, providing courses, workshops and one-on-one help to the people of this southern Africa country.
Having won its independence from the United Kingdom in 1996, Botswana is known as one of the most peaceful and prosperous countries in Africa. But with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in the world, life expectancy is 34 years — one of the lowest on Earth. And although its literacy rate is high compared to other African nations with 80% of its adult population able to read and write, the quality of education is not adequate to compete in a technological world.
The African Goodwill Tour is currently in south eastern Botswana, where local residents have trained in the technology contained in the Scientology Handbook, and have set up their own local Scientology Volunteer Ministers groups in the city of Gaborone and village of Mochudi.
A Volunteer Minister who has been trained by the Goodwill Tour recently delivered two study workshops in schools in the village of Mochudi. The workshops were very successful, with students now eager to learn things they could not grasp before. One of the teachers has now enrolled on the Study Course at the Volunteer Ministers center.
A young woman came to the tent a few weeks ago. An artist, she had not been doing well in life but did not know why. But by taking ''The Cause of Suppression'' course, based on a chapter of the Scientology Handbook, she was able to spot that some of her so-called friends were deliberately undermining her. Before the course she had not realized they did not have her best interests at heart. Knowing now who her real friends are, she is doing much better in life.
Another woman, who wanted help to resolve a conflict she had with her mother, took "The Cause of Suppression" course and realized that one of her neighbors was causing the problem by undermining their relationship. Because of The Scientology Handbook she now knew exactly what to do to sort this out.
In his 1976 essay Religious Influence in Society, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, "A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well."
Armed with the effective technology of The Scientology Handbook, Scientology Volunteer Ministers are helping their fellow man every day, all over the world.
|Mr. Mbambo, who has trained as a Scientology Volunteer Minister gives a seminar in study technology to children at a local school.|
|Mr. Mbambo helps these children with a workshop on study technology at the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in the village of Mochudi in south eastern Botswana.|
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