Florida: During the Holidays, Practitioners Collect Signatures for Rescuing Charles Li (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioners from Orlando, Florida rented a booth in a busy flea market during the period between Christmas and New Years, to educate the public about the horrific acts of violence the Jiang regime is perpetrating against Falun Gong practitioners in China and to encourage support for the release of American citizen Charles Lee who is detained in China.
The flea market is one of the busiest in the state of Florida, and frequented by approximately twelve thousand people. We were assigned a booth in a high traffic area. Petition sheets and signing of a large yellow banner was the method we used to educate the public about the situation of Charles Lee and Falun Gong. Our booth was set up next to a discount store, owned by friendly Chinese people. We purchased some products from the store, and each time we visited, we helped the owners understand more about Falun Gong. They also knew of the situation in China. They were supportive of Falun Gong even if they didn't sign the petition sheet. Humorously, the store's customers often came to our booth to pay for items the bought in the store. We redirected them back to the store's owner to pay for their products. Our xinxing was solid in this act of honesty. By being their neighbor at the market the Chinese store owners saw first hand the honesty that Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated.
Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference,"
"Also, the beings you save when you clarify the facts and save sentient beings aren't ordinary human beings. Behind every person there are extensive and deeper cosmic ties. So what you're saving isn't that one person, and it's quite possibly a gigantic group of beings, or even a gigantic group of beings at very high levels. I've said that none of what's been bestowed upon and entrusted to Dafa disciples is simple--it's all really magnificent. But under normal circumstances none of the things we do when we're validating the Fa look like miracles or divine occurrences. They're all just human in form on the surface."
That day, many people signed their names on the signature collection banner for rescuing Charles Li. People visited our booth from various nationalities of the world. Once, a young Spanish woman visited our booth with her daughter. In less then an hour she returned with more young people to sign. When the booth was cleared again, the Spanish woman returned with more people.
A young boy of six or seven named Cody walked up to the booth unaccompanied by his Mom or Dad. We asked if he wanted to help Charles Lee. He gladly signed. Within minutes he returned with two of his playmates. Cody explained to his friends what they were signing. They personalized their signatures and even decorated the banner colorfully.
On the yellow banner touching phases were signed:
"Free at last"
"Be free Charles"
"Let him Go!"
"We believe in freedom"
In these phases we can clearly see that people attitudes are changing rapidly and people are becoming more aware and supporting his freedom now.
This day was very touching to see how many people supported our fellow practitioner, Charles Li.
We witnessed how people can make a difference in sharing and caring for another human being and from the perspective of the Fa, many things at different levels were changing. Visiting a humble flea market and gaining support and signatures shows that the voice of the American public is echoing and upholding justice.
The day provided us with opportunities to clarify the Truth in a deeper way and also to examine our shortcomings.
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