China Update – Volunteer Activity


The conditions in China’s Sichuan province are rough, as the search continues for survivors in the rubble left after China’s most devastating earthquake in more than 3 decades – an earthquake that killed an estimated 50,000 people and left close to 5 million homeless.

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Now almost a week after the quake, rescue workers are still working around the clock, their hopes of finding survivors growing more bleak. One hundred thirty thousand military and aid workers have been sent to the Sichuan Province to assist on the relief efforts – yet some of the smaller villages and towns have yet to see any of this aid.

There are millions in need of the real help that LRH tech can bring; to help them move on and rebuild their lives.

Our first Scientology Volunteers have arrived in China. While they have hit the ground running delivering assist workshops to hospital workers in a city hit by the quake – many more VMs are needed to truly bring help to the millions of this region.

“The idea of Volunteer Ministers was actually borrowed from the basic pattern of the “barefoot doctor of China” who would administer help to alleviate the tortured troubles of man.” – LRH

If ever this nation was tortured by the pain of suffering and loss, it is now.

Your help is needed – more volunteers are needed to answer the call.

If you are unable to go to China yourself, we need your financial contribution to support others who are preparing to leave right now.

Please contact the Disaster Response Director at the International Volunteer Minister Office. To make your donation click here, or call 1800-435-7498 (within the U.S.) or 1-323-960-949 (outside the U.S).

Thank you for your support.


Help Needed – Situation in China

image On Monday, China suffered its worst earthquake in three decades with a 7.9 quake which literally toppled buildings leaving thousands trapped under houses, schools, factories and office buildings or dead. The earthquake was centered in Sichuan Province in southwest China but was felt across the vast country.

There are at least 12,000 known casualties, but some of the worst-hit areas have yet to be contacted. The death toll will likely reach tens of thousands of people, with thousands more injured or homeless. There is a risk of landslides and this, coupled with the fact that a chemical storage plant was damaged and is now leaking dangerous chemicals, makes it all the more urgent for Volunteer Ministers to step forward now to help those who desperately need it and to prevent further damage.

Volunteer Ministers from all over the world must be gotten to the scene NOW, to bring help to those in the worst-affected areas. Not one minute can be wasted – one minute can mean someone’s life. These people are in desperate need. Trained Volunteer Ministers need to answer the call.

We need VMs on flights to the International airport in Chengdu within the next few hours. Contact the Volunteer Ministers International Office.  If you are unable to go yourself, your help is needed to sponsor another Volunteer Minister who can go.

This is u-r-g-e-n-t and we must act now. Please pass this message on to your friends.

Please send this to everyone you know!

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Myanmar – All Volunteer Ministers Call to Action


image On Sunday, Cyclone Nargis hit the nation of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma, a country between India and China) and killed in excess of 25,000 people so far. The original report from the military government of Myanmar was a death toll in the hundreds, but there was a belated admission that the cyclone had killed at least 30 times this figure – with 10,000 perished in just one city. The devastation of the area has left several hundred thousand people without shelter and clean water.


image The people of this area need our help urgently. A whole team of Volunteer Ministers need to go to Myanmar to start bringing order and delivering the miracles of Volunteer Minister technology.

We cannot just stand back and watch. The situation requires decisive action NOW. We need responsible Volunteer Ministers to bring hope to these people.


See below for a map of Myanmar, as visual reference:

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“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.”  — LRH


At least 250 people are needed in Myanmar on an immediate basis.  Please contact the Disaster Response Officer at the International VM Office at 1-323-960-1949 or via e-mail or Sei Broadhurst or Donovan Reed at the Continental VM Office in Australia on 011-612-9264-7955.   

If you are not already trained as a Volunteer Minister, we will train you on the ground, or you can learn how to help on one of our on-line training courses, available for no charge on the Volunteer Ministers website.

Any Scientology Field Staff Member should absolutely get anyone he knows who would like to help but doesn’t have the tools to know how, to our on-line VM training center so that he or she can get the tools to be effective and be able to assist.

If you cannot go but still want to help, you can make a donation to directly fund these disaster relief activities and contribute in that way in ensuring others can go.