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With 6 happy kids, life can be really fun around here! This blog is dedicated to the joys and sometimes chaos of having a large family. Okay, so it's always chaos around here, but fortunately, it's almost always fun, too!

Thursday, June 24, 2004

One thing our family can do together is volunteer work. This has been really enjoyable. Not only has it been fun, and given us a great sense of accomplishment, but it has helped the children develop a moral code and sense of the larger world about us.

Developing this as a family has been an amazing experience. The children are very aware of others, and their own ability to help. I don't think most children really feel that they should or can make a difference. But my children - and the children they've volunteered with - do have this sense. They don't feel victimized by their environment, but rather, they feel they can make a difference.

It is an amazing thing to see.

My children are Scientologists, as their father and I are. Having a Scientology family is part of our social responsibility - Scientologists tend to be socially responsible, with a great sense of volunteerism.

Some of the projects we've volunteered for include drug awareness programs, such as Church of Scientology Drug-Free Marshals and the World Literacy Crusade. While the World Literacy Crusade is not a religious organization, it does utilize the Study Technology created by L. Ron Hubbard and promoted by Applied Scholastics.

Some links regarding Scientology and volunteerism:

Scientology - Freeing Society from Drugs

Get off Drugs

Volunteer Ministers