New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 9, 2009
It is not unusual for the Church of Scientology of New York to train new Scientology Volunteer Ministers. But one of last week's graduates was special--Dr. Channakan Boonnuch, a research nurse at the Siriraj Hospital of Thailand, the largest public hospital in that southeast Asian country.
Dr. Boonnuch was introduced to the Volunteer Ministers program last year at a seminar conducted by a Scientology Volunteer Ministers team from the Church of Scientology Mission of Bangkok. The Mission's volunteers gained first-hand knowledge of the value of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program when they helped the people of their country recover from the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program, developed Scientology "Assists," which address the mental and spiritual aspects of a person's physical difficulties.
In her speech at the graduation ceremony in New York, Dr. Boonnuch spoke of her experience at a disaster site last year, which taught her how gratifying it was to help people with this Assist technology. She later prepared a medical paper on how to perform Scientology Assists and how using them enabled her to relieve trauma and suffering quickly and effectively. She was amazed that people who came to her crushed and despondent left smiling only minutes later.
"Using your techniques, I was able to help people who were suffering from pain and trauma, and make them smile," said Dr. Boonnuch. "I have seen the effectiveness of these methods, and now I intend to speak about them in international journals and conferences."
Dr. Boonnuch was so impressed with the Scientology technology she learned that she came to New York to undertake formal Volunteer Ministers training, which she has now completed.
The Reverend John Carmichael, of the Church of Scientology of New York, presented Dr. Boonnuch with her Scientology Volunteer Ministers Assist Technology certificate and a bouquet of flowers. He also surprised her with a special jacket bearing the insignia of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program to acknowledge how she exemplifies the qualities of such a volunteer, as stated by L. Ron Hubbard: "A Volunteer Minister is a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others."