(Clearwisdom.net) In order to let villagers of Yanbian, Jilin Province see the truth of Dafa, the local Dafa practitioners cooperated as a whole body on the first day of the new year and hung up thousands of truth-clarifying banners. They hung the banners at the airport, forced labor camps, prisons, nearby bridges, highways, and major roads in the district. The banners had the following words on them: "Falun Dafa is good," "Falun Dafa is the Righteous Fa," "Falun Dafa is Indestructible," "Falun Dafa Practitioners Wish all the Villagers a Happy New Year," "Remember that Falun Dafa is Good, You Will Be Safe and Good Year After Year," and "The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Some banners were up to 10 meters long.

Yanbian Dafa practitioners realized that the New Year is a very good chance to save sentient beings. Thus one month earlier, in pace with the festive mood, they started to distribute huge amounts of colorful truth-clarifying materials. The materials they distributed included truth-clarifying calendars, New Year cards, truth-clarifying pictures, colorful stickers, and more. The Dafa practitioners directly gave their New Year greetings to the villagers and told them: "One kind thought towards Dafa, and the heavens will bestow happiness and safety." Distributing Yanbian truth-clarifying materials during the spring festival was a way of using facts to praise the goodness of Dafa and bring out the kind thoughts of people towards Dafa. During this effort to hang the banners, on the whole, practitioners felt that the interference was greatly reduced.

January 25, 2004