(1) A coworker was assigned by higher authorities to monitor her colleague, a Falun Gong practitioner. In the past, in order to persuade the practitioner to give up practicing Falun Gong, this coworker often called the practitioner at midnight, came to her house to watch her, even staying overnight.

Later, this coworker traveled abroad. When she saw how many people outside of China practiced Falun Gong and were able to explain the truth about the persecution in public, when she realized that Falun Dafa was not only permitted but also supported overseas, and when she was able to truly experience the peaceful environment, she understood the truth about Falun Gong. After she came back to China, she went to see the practitioner right away and told her, "Now I understand the truth. Feel free to practice Falun Gong as much as you want. I won't bother you. As for the higher authorities, I will handle them." She also told her friends what she had seen abroad.

(2) As I was speaking with a woman, I mentioned Falun Gong. She jumped in to say, "It's not a big deal to practice Falun Gong. Isn't it just a group of old people doing some exercises after they retire? If it had not been for the persecution, I would not have heard of it. Now, the whole world knows about Falun Gong. By now, they have persecuted many good people to death. We'll see what kind of fate Jiang Zemin will get!"

(3) An older woman, around 90, has read several Falun Gong books many times. She also received encouragement from her son-in-law, who is a practitioner. Police have searched their home many times, illegally arresting her son-in-law on several occasions and even sentencing him to prison. During his imprisonment, the family lost their main source of income and was forced to live a very hard life. The old lady had to pick through the leftover vegetables from the markets to feed her family.

At first, she was very angry but eventually calmed down. Although she lives a very difficult life, she remains optimistic and strong. One day she told me cheerfully, "I have to live well. Sooner or later Falun Gong will be redressed. I want to see the final fate of Jiang Zemin. I want to see the day when the whole world celebrates together!"

September 14, 2004