Overcoming Obstacles and Calling People in China to Clarify the Facts about the Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a 63 year-old practitioner from Taoyuan, Taiwan. I started practicing Falun Gong about four years ago. In February 2007, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tried to interfere with New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) presenting the New Year Spectacular, many practitioners called the Chinese government to clarify the facts and to encourage the CCP stop interfering with the event. At that time, because I can speak Chinese, I decided to call them, too.
To help me out, another practitioner prepared a simple script that I could read when making a call. Because I am not very adept at speaking Mandarin, I often ask my listeners if they can understand what I have said. If the listener doesn't understand, I give him or her a QQ number where they can chat on the Internet with other practitioners, the station number for the Sound of Hope (SOH) radio, or a telephone number for a "Withdraw from the CCP" Service Center. Then I read the script again.
Later, to encourage me, my fellow practitioners said, "Now that you are calling people in China, why don't you try to make follow-up calls to those who have heard the information about withdrawing from the CCP? So I started making follow-up calls. At first, not one of the people I called agreed to withdraw from the CCP. However, as long as they listened to me clarifying the facts, I still felt encouraged. When a listener swore at me, I stayed calm and didn't take the words personally. My only concerns were, "Did the person want to listen to me, did the person understand me?"
When a person didn't want to listen, I would call back seven or more times. Sometimes, the person's attitude was really bad and they would tell me to stop calling. However, I would call back a couple of days later and say, "I don't have much education, but I am calling for your benefit. The CCP has done so many bad things that withdrawing from it is the only way to be safe." After I called a few times, some people would change their attitudes and agree to withdraw from the CCP. When they tell me that Falun Gong is very good, I feel so happy for them.
I also go to Taoyuan Airport to clarify the persecution facts to tourists arriving from mainland China. My phone call experiences, especially the ones that I called multiple times, really helped me understand the tourists, how to clarify the facts to them, and how to help them withdraw from the CCP. Now I say, "You don't have to register or show any identification to withdraw from the CCP. You only need to withdraw within your heart. The Gods can see what's in your heart." Many people say, "OK!" and agree to withdraw from the CCP.
Where I live is quite far from Taoyuan City. I get up at about 3:30 a.m. every day and do the exercises first, then ride my bike to the bus station and take two buses to Taoyuan to participate in group Fa study. Teacher told us that the group study environment is very precious. I feel so happy to be with fellow practitioners. We study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts five days a week, and now we also clarify the persecution facts together.
I used to be illiterate and could read very few words, and I rarely read anything. After I started practicing Falun Gong, I learned many words and have no problem studying the Fa with others. I know that Teacher opened my mind. I also feel certain that Teacher gave me the wisdom to clarify the truth to others and to help them withdraw from the CCP.
I'm not good at talking to people. In the beginning, when calling people in China, I was very nervous and simply read the prepared script. Now I am no longer nervous. I know the importance of saving people. This is my responsibility. Making a phone call is very simple. I believe everyone can do a better job than I. I will continue making phone calls, clarifying the persecution facts, and helping people to withdraw from the CCP.