(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa disciples in our village started to practice Falun Gong after the persecution began on July 20, 1999. In order to validate Dafa and save sentient beings, practitioners distributed truth clarification flyers and posters all over the entire village and town. Dafa messages were posted everywhere, on big avenues and small streets.

In the winter of 2000, we practitioners encountered violent treatment from the police. The arrested several of us, in violation of the Chinese constitution. Eight policemen hit one practitioner at the same time. One pulled practitioners' hair. Two pinned our hands while the rest hit our bodies. We were all beaten brutally and our faces bled. It was intolerable to see each other with swollen eyes and bloody bodies.

Even under such high pressure and horrible persecution conditions, several of us practitioners had the same thought in mind, "Falun Dafa is great" and "Falun Gong won't fail." Although we were injured and bleeding, we didn't give in.

The head of our village could hardly hold back tears when he saw us beaten like that. He begged the police not to hit us anymore. This event let the head of our village see the power of Dafa and how firm our belief is.

All Dafa practitioners in our village are good citizens who obey the laws. For example, when we needed to deliver our harvested rice, we would do so ahead of the deadline, and we would turn in high quality rice. In the dry season, when the farms needed to be irrigated, Dafa practitioners would not fight for their turn with the water and would not take more water than their fair share. When it was holiday time we would clean up the avenues and streets and then post signs reading, "Falun Dafa is great." The majority of our village people realized that Dafa practitioners are really good people.

To validate Dafa and offer salvation to those whose minds have been poisoned by lies we did a lot of truth clarification work. We did it whether it was near or far, or dark and slippery on the road. Those who did not understand the truth despite all of our efforts tore down the materials we posted at night. So, we posted them again. After several rounds of this were repeated, we felt that continuing like this would not solve the problem. Through sharing our thoughts we discovered the person who took down our materials and told him, "Falun Dafa offers people salvation. Removing truth clarification slogans will bring you disaster." We helped him understand the truth. Since then, no one has torn down our materials.

After Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, we studied the Fa and listened to the Nine Commentaries at night, and in the daytime we encouraged people to withdraw from the CCP. We heard a lot of curses and blaming while we talked to people. We tolerated bad words that no one wants to hear, and repetitively and patiently told them the truth. In the end we made them realize that the Nine Commentaries can help them escape the control of the CCP evil specter, and bring them a bright future. Soon they decided to withdraw from the Party. Now, more than 200 people from our village have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.