(Clearwisdom.net) Canadian congressman Borys Wrzesnewskyi recently submitted Bill C-500 to Parliament. At its first reading, Bill C-500 would make it illegal for Canadians to get an organ transplant abroad if the organ was purchased or taken from an unwilling victim. The sponsors of the bill regard illegal human body organ transactions as murder. If they are proven guilty, people ignoring the stipulations of the bill, if it passes, will be sentenced to from five years to life imprisonment. The purpose of this bill is to guarantee the legality of organ transplants both inside and outside of Canada. This proposal quoted mainly organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. Falun Gong practitioners are collecting signatures in several large Canadian communities to assure passage of this bill.

A practitioner handed me a number of petition forms. As a college student, I have a lot of good opportunities for contact with students and college staff. Protesting the illegal organ harvesting is easy to understand. I can collect more than 20 signatures in an hour. Nearly 100 percent of the people I come in contact with during this petition drive are supportive of what I do and they wish me "Good luck." Not too long ago, I received petition forms from another practitioner, which said, "Appeal to the Canadian Congress to pressure China to stop persecuting Falun Gong prior to the Olympic Games." An odd thought crossed my mind: "It must be difficult to get signatures for this petition. It will take a lot of explanation for people to understand and sign the petition." I doubted this petition would have any effect. With a huge effort I might get a few hundred signatures, but even if I got thousands and thousands of signatures, would Parliament care? It seems we are asking ordinary people to help us. Didn't our Master say, "Dafa disciples are now sentient beings' only, sole hope for salvation."? ("Righteous Thoughts")

I then realized my righteous thoughts were not strong, yet I still refused to think about things optimistically. While sharing my thoughts with other practitioners, they reminded me that we are not hoping for the Canadian Parliament to help us. However, the process of collecting petition signatures will let sentient beings know about Dafa and about the persecution. I thought some more about the purpose of the petition. I understand that everyone in this world is coming for this Fa, surely including all the Westerners.

Collecting petition signatures provides people an opportunity to be offered salvation. My confidence for success increased once I realized the true purpose for the signature drive.

I usually hand them the "Stop Illegal Organ Transplant Practices" petition first and then the petition form "Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners before the Olympics" as I tell them that organs are harvested from living Falun Gong practitioners, to be sold for profit on the illegal organ transplant market.

The positive effect was quite a surprise. Although I had merely hoped to give this a try, in actuality most of the people were willing to sign the petition. I also realized that most of the Westerners already knew about the persecution of Falun Gong. This is the result of our practitioners' on-going truth-clarifying efforts. Even people who had never heard of Falun Gong were willing to support the petition and Falun Gong once I provided a few simple explanations.

I think as long as our hearts are in the right place and we truly hope people can get to know the truth and have a good future, people will support our cause. I hope all Dafa disciples keep up the good work and let as many sentient beings as possible know the truth.