CHURCHES, MISSIONS AND GROUPS
Starting a new mission from scratch has been the most adventurous thing I have done this lifetime, said one Scientologist. I cant tell you what a thrill it has been to help a brand-new person find the truth. Life just isnt the same for a person once he has come into contact with the technology.
Sometimes the reach for Dianetics and Scientology is dramatic, as was the case of a man in war-torn Croatia who decided the best way to start his country on the road to peace was to establish a mission in the capital city of Zagreb. I was mobilized and had to spend two months serving in the Croatian army in command of twelve. I spent every moment of our free time telling them about Dianetics and Scientology. There on the battlefield he found many individuals drawn to Dianetics and Scientology, and from them came his first staff members and parishioners.
Through spirit such as this, Scientology has reached in recent years into India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Africa, Romania and across the vast face of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Hundreds pour into missions in Moscow and throughout Russia to get a seat in a crowded hall to hear about Dianetics, and to have the spark of spiritual freedom rekindled.