The Story of Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui, Two Falun Dafa Practitioners from a Rural Village in China
I met Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui in the beginning of 1999 when I was spreading Falun Gong in a village. Something Uncle Gui said to me left a deep impression in my mind; it is something I will never forget. [Editors' Note: In China, it is common to use the terms "Aunt" and "Uncle" as a way of showing respect and friendship]
I remember that Uncle Gui asked me when I had started to practice Falun Gong. I told him 1996. Uncle Gui then said, "You are so selfish. You have known about it for so long, but you waited until now to tell us about it?" I was speechless. At that time, I hadn't realized how significant it is to spread Falun Gong. I just tried my best to do it because Teacher Li had told us to do so. Looking back, although Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui starting practicing Falun Gong quite late, they were still fortunate enough to have learned Falun Gong. How many sentient beings have been waiting to learn Falun Gong, but missed out!
Although Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui started practicing Falun Gong late, they were very diligent in cultivating. I remember Aunt Gui told me her thoughts when she first started practicing Falun Gong. She thought to herself when she was reading our posters and looking at us, "Falun Dafa is the Way of Buddha. The Way of Buddha is good. I want to cultivate."
Aunt Gui had been suffering from several illnesses for many years. She tried every possible treatment but nothing cured her. She had two kinds of terminal illnesses, and she was waiting to die. After she started practicing Falun Dafa, all of her illnesses miraculously disappeared.
When leaders in her village and policemen went to her house to stop her from practicing Falun Dafa, Aunt Gui told them, "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa cured me of the diseases I had been suffering from for many years. I could not work in the fields for many years and was waiting to die. Now I can go and work in the fields. Everyone in the village knows about this." The people were speechless.
Uncle Gui is a senior Party member. He has been the branch secretary of the CCP in the village for many years. At a Party meeting in the village, Uncle Gui presented the facts and reasoned things out to resist the persecution. He was so righteous that there were no gaps to be taken advantage of by the evil. The people who many times tried to report people to higher authorities also failed to do so.
After Falun Gong was outlawed, Uncle Gui never stopped studying the Falun Gong books or practicing Falun Gong exercises. Even now in his humble home made of earth, he hangs a poster on his wall that says, "The Buddha's light illuminates everywhere, and rectifies all abnormalities." On the opposite wall, he has three big characters hanging which read, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance." He posted a banner honoring Falun Dafa on his front door during the Chinese New Year holiday season. He hung several banners saying "Falun Dafa is Good!" on the tree in front of his house. Aunt Gui made glue paste herself to paste truth clarification stickers. She said the stickers were pasted more securely this way. Aunt Gui delivered the truth-clarification VCDs to those villagers with VCD players and told them to bring the VCDs home and carefully watch the truth about Falun Gong.
Uncle Gui's family is quite poor. However he saved every cent and often donated 50 yuan or 100 yuan  to make truth clarification materials. Many people in the village are poor. To help prevent more people from being deceived by the lies of Jiang's regime, Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui saved money and bought a television and a VCD player so that others could watch the truth-clarification VCDs. An old man from another village came to visit his relative and watched the truth about Falun Gong. He said angrily, "How could Jiang do something like this? I'll go back to my village and tell my friends and relatives about it."
Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui spread Falun Gong and clarified the truth about Falun Gong with their own experiences of how they personally benefited from Falun Gong. A new practitioner in the village began to spread Falun Gong and clarified the truth after he had been practicing Falun Gong for only two months. He clarified the truth to a patient from another place who had to stay in bed because of frostbite. After Uncle Gui heard of this, he also went to see the patient. He told him, "If you say 'Falun Dafa is good' truly from your heart, you will feel less pain." The patient understood the truth and believed in the power of Falun Gong. He shouted "Falun Dafa is good" truly from his heart. Immediately, he felt the pain go away. He cried and said, "If I recover by practicing Falun Gong, I will go back to my hometown and tell everyone, so they will benefit from Falun Gong also."
Uncle Gui's younger brother practiced Falun Gong in the past. Later, he feared the persecution and stopped practicing. He had a serious heart disease. He is not rich, and he borrowed more than 10,000 yuan  to get treatment for his heart disease. But, it didn't get any better. Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui told him that if he wanted to believe in something, then he should believe in Teacher. Then Uncle Gui's younger brother and his wife decided to practice Falun Gong together. In order to help them better cultivate, Uncle Gui and Aunt Gui bought another VCD player for them, and fixed their tape recorder so that they could listen to and watch Falun Gong materials. Aunt Gui said, "I want to help them cultivate even if we have to eat less." Every time Uncle Gui's sister-in-law watched Teacher's lectures, her hands felt swollen and tingled. Because of his heart disease, Uncle Gui's younger brother had to sleep while sitting upright for over a year. Now he can lie down and sleep. He had edema all over his body, and it went away just half a month after he started practicing Falun Gong again.
 yuan: the China currency; 500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.