GIVE A GOAT, IT’S THE WAY TO HAPPINESS
Father Teddy Sichinga first encountered The Way to Happiness when he was the parish priest of the Anglican Church of Kasama, Zambia. He found the answer to what his church needed. With regular showings of The Way to Happiness film at Sunday school, children began flooding back to church, classes filled up and children even coaxed their parents to attend. The church was full again.
When Father Sichinga moved back to his hometown of Mansa and took over there, in a year’s time, he had approximately 4,000 of his 9,000 registered parishioners studying The Way to Happiness weekly, alongside Bible studies.
The 21 precepts prove no less applicable in rural Zambia than anywhere else—only the rendition differs. “People, through The Way to Happiness program, have been giving goats and chickens to others who did not have goats and chickens to empower them economically, so as to alleviate poverty in the area,” says Father Sichinga. “By empowering each other, community members have been able to avoid getting loans from an institution, leaving more money left over to pay school fees for their children.”
Father Sichinga is now Chairman of the Council of Churches in Mansa and credits The Way to Happiness for his success. “Looking at this technology of L. Ron Hubbard, I can see it has really brought a very big change and improvement in the lives of the people of Zambia.”
WE really WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
ACTING CHIEF OF POLICE, SAN JUAN CITY POLICE STATION “I am happy that the sharing of this book is being institutionalized. This is a great chance for us to start right and correct our character toward the precepts of this book. I want to become a master trainer of this book.”
STATION COMMANDER, PHILIPPINES NATIONAL POLICE “I see all the precepts presented as integral to each other. This seminar on The Way to Happiness will be a great leap to a society or a nation. Crime will decrease, people will be encouraged to participate and I feel it is high time for everybody—the citizenry—to take part in this. Everyone should take a vital role in realizing and finding the way to happiness.”
PHILIPPINES NATIONAL POLICE OFFICER “Despite the stressful job that we have as police officers, we can still be happy and eventually share the same with others in the community. I feel confident that indeed happiness always starts within oneself and once you have it, be sure to influence others and make your place a happy place in which to live, work, worship and do business.”
PHILIPPINES NATIONAL POLICE OFFICER “I have a lot of stories with regard to all of these precepts. I was touched by things that you showed to us. I hope that a majority, if not all, have the same feeling that I have. All of the precepts are my favorites and all should be applied.”
STATION COMMANDER, PHILIPPINES NATIONAL POLICE “I feel hopeful that humanity can be restored and I am excited for it.”
MEXICAN YOUTH INCARCERATION
The moral challenge of today’s Mexican youth is shown by these one-year statistics.
in just one year for participation in diverse types of crime.
of the crime they were accused of before being imprisoned.
HAD NO FOOD
at home growing up.
MISTREATED OR ABUSED
regularly during childhood.
that upon leaving prison they will be any better than when they entered.
The Way to Happiness Foundation International works to reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty through widespread distribution of the 21 precepts. Donations support production and distribution of The Way to Happiness booklet and curriculum material.