Providing what area residents need and want can just take a exclusive flip, as it did this week for the Scientology Volunteer Ministers supporting in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

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up-to-date: Sep 18, 2021 08:55 PDT


The Scientology Hurricane Ida Disaster Response group continues its work in neighborhoods the place it is still a lengthy road to restoration from the category 4 hurricane that battered the region. Ida is the next most extreme hurricane to strike Louisiana, resulting in an believed $50 billion in destruction. Only Katrina was extra extreme. 

The Volunteer Ministers returned to Mount Zion Baptist Church, where before this 7 days they taken out a fallen tree from the parking good deal, creating it simpler for the community to obtain foodstuff and provides from the church, as a designated POD (issue of distribution). This time their activity stuffed a really different have to have. 

When Ida struck, the storm toppled trees and snapped off and propelled branches into the graveyard, making it inaccessible to the congregation it has served for around 100 several years. The deacon and several parishioners approached the team asking for their assist to cleanse up the cemetery so a funeral could get area.

The age of the graves, tightly packed alongside one another, designed using tractors and other major equipment difficult. So the Volunteer Ministers utilised chainsaws to clear out the road to the graveyard, reduce up the trees and have out the debris. They also freed up a fallen electricity pole, creating it achievable for the ability organization crew to restore power to the church.

A single of the trees crushed two graves when it fell. When the volunteers began slicing up the tree, they were being attacked by a swarm of bees from a hive within the trunk.

Just as that took place, the electrical power enterprise arrived and thanked them for releasing up the electricity pole which produced their perform go substantially speedier. Noticing the trouble the Volunteer Ministers were being getting with the beehive, the power firm staff members introduced in a truck with a crane, lifted the tree out of the graveyard—beehive and all—and place it down safely exterior the cemetery.

Returning the pursuing morning to finish the undertaking, the volunteers received initial-hand knowledge of just how capricious Louisiana weather conditions can be. Their get the job done commenced that working day in chilly pouring rain but by 2 in the afternoon, the temperature shot up 20 degrees—steam basically rising from the ground. This was adopted by one more torrential downpour. 

Irrespective of the temperature and the bees, ants, beetles, spiders, mosquitos and snakes in the muddy floor, a text like the just one they acquired from a single of the neighbors they assisted on an additional working day made the energy all worthwhile. “Your crew users have been in my prayers and thoughts just about every working day considering the fact that our assembly by the Major Tree at Mt Zion,” it browse. “Every single of you are a superb blessing and you are big difference makers.”

The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social support created in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It constitutes one of the world’s most significant unbiased aid forces.

With the gatherings of the 9/11 terrorist assaults in New York Town, Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige called on Scientologists to redouble their initiatives to help their fellow gentleman. He issued a directive entitled “The Wake-Up Connect with,” which inspired astonishing progress within the Volunteer Minister application.

As of September 11, 2001, there have been 6,000 Volunteer Ministers globally. Right now, they are among the the world’s most extensively acknowledged unbiased reduction corporations, with more than 200,000 Volunteer Ministers on phone internationally.

The resources of the Scientology Volunteer Minister are contained in The Scientology Handbook. A Scientology Volunteer Minister is a individual who will help his fellow gentleman on a volunteer foundation by helping restore goal, real truth and non secular values to the lives of other individuals. Volunteer Ministers live by the motto, “Something can be accomplished about it.”

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