My Non-practitioner Husband Tells People the Facts about Falun Gong at Every Opportunity
(Minghui.org) During my 17 years of Falun Dafa cultivation practice, I've overcome many tribulations, including that of awaking my husband's conscience.
Not only has Master been protecting me all these years, but he's also been protecting my family. Although my husband is not yet a practitioner, he has managed to avoid many near-fatal accidents. In order to show his appreciation and repay Master for his compassion, he has became a mobile media for clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa.
1. Awakening to the CCP Lies
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has framed and slandered Falun Dafa since 1999. When I traveled to Beijing to appeal, I was detained and sent to a forced labor camp. My husband did not understand what I did so he beat me, dated another woman, and wanted to divorce me. However, I did not complain, nor did I resent him.
I tried to follow what Master taught us,
"As a practitioner, the first thing you should be able to do is to not fight back when you are beaten or sworn at—you must be tolerant.” (Zhuan Falun)
So I looked inside myself to see why my husband acted the way he did. I treated the woman he dated with compassion and respect. When he was in a better mood, I gave him truth clarification materials such as In the Turbulent Mundane World and Days Together with Teacher, as well as the documentary Tiananmen False Fire. Gradually his kindness returned and he understood the truth. He now takes the initiative to openly clarify the facts about Falun Dafa.
2. Quitting the CCP Using His Real Name
After the “Quitting the CCP” movement began in 2005, I encouraged my husband to quit the Party. Our daughter suggested that he use the name "Happiness" when he quit instead of his real name. However, my husband said, "A true man would never hide his name. I will use my own name instead.”
One day I was planning to visit my relatives in the countryside to give them a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. My husband asked to go with me, but I wanted to grab a bite to eat before I left. He then said that he wanted to out for a walk and would be back in a little bit. When I finished eating, he told me that he had already delivered the Nine Commentaries to my relatives.
3. Buying a Mini-van to Distribute Dafa Materials
In 2009, my husband lost his job and I was fired from my job for practicing Falun Gong. The company withheld my retirement benefits so the only income we had was about 400 yuan per month, which I earned from doing odd jobs. My husband said, "Let's buy a mini-van. I can drive you around to distribute truth clarification materials and we can also make some side-money by renting out the mini-van.” With the help of others, we were able to buy a second-hand mini-van.
One day, he took eight practitioners with him to clarify the truth door-to-door. When someone reported them, my husband did not panic. He said to himself, "Master will protect us and we will be safe." After safely gathering up the other practitioners, he drove everyone home.
We later received a large quantity of the 2009 Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs. My husband would first scope out the area where he intended to distribute the DVDs, then informed the practitioners where to meet.
One evening while I was nervously distributing the DVDs, a person chased me, shining a flashlight in my direction. I managed to elude him and walked back to the mini-van with another practitioner. When we arrived, my husband wasn't there, which caused me to worry. Shortly after, my husband returned, saying that he had left to distribute DVDs. Just then, I looked up to find the man who had chased me walking briskly towards us. I told my husband, “Quick! Get in the mini-van and take off!” However, he said that he needed to wait for one more practitioner to return.
Instead of panicking, my husband walked directly up to the man and led him away from where we were. Later, the other practitioner asked my husband if he was scared when the man approached. He replied, "Saving people is a sacred task. Master will look after me."
4. Surviving Three Road Accidents
In 2010, my husband drove to a practitioner's home to take him to a court hearing. The roads were very icy and his vehicle slid into a three-foot ditch. After climbing out of the window unharmed, he phoned me. He asked me to find someone else to pick up the practitioner because his vehicle had been damaged. In the end, it cost us about 2,000 yuan to pull the mini-van out of the ditch, tow it to a garage, and repair the damage. When the other practitioners offered to help pay the expenses, he refused, saying, "Thank you, but I'm doing righteous things so I don't need your help. I can overcome these difficulties myself."
While driving in a heavy winter snowstorm one evening in 2001, my husband was involved in a massive, 43-vehicle pileup. Just as my husband's mini-van was about to be crushed between two large trucks, he silently recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and he was unharmed. He then called to tell me that Master had just saved him. When he returned home, he lit incense in front of Master's picture to express his gratitude.
A fellow practitioner I know once told me that her husband would not stop disturbing her practice. She asked me if my husband would mind telling her husband how he benefited from Dafa. So my husband and I drove on a motorbike to the practitioner's home. My husband explained how he was involved in several serious accidents but had never sustained any injuries. He then asked her husband to read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. He also offered to distribute truth clarifying materials with her husband in the future. Her husband smiled and agreed.
On the way home, my husband fell off our motorbike and lost consciousness. The people who witnessed this all thought he was dead. I kept calling his name and asking Master for help. A little while later, he came to and asked me, "What happened?" After I told him, he thanked Master. He often shared this story. He then downloaded the song "Master's Hands" into his cell phone, and wept every time he listened to it.
5. Helping Other Practitioners Look for Housing and Work
When my husband found out that some practitioners needed housing due to the persecution, he invited them to live in our home. He said, “Since we don't use all the rooms in our home, why don't we let the practitioners live here for free? That way they can set up their computers and work on their NTDTV projects.”
He also helped a number of practitioners and their family members find jobs. Whenever he heard of a job opening, he would tell the person hiring, "I will introduce you to some Falun Gong practitioners. They are nice people. They do not smoke, drink, or take advantage of others. I guarantee that you will be satisfied."
6. Buying Phone Cards
One day, my husband was having lunch with the heads of a communications company. When he heard that they were selling inexpensive phone cards, he immediately bought 20 of them. He said the cards were great for making phone calls and sending truth clarifying messages via text messages. He gave them away to practitioners who needed them.
I said to my husband, "When are you going to become a real practitioner? You occasionally read Zhuan Falun and visit the Minghui and Zhengjian websites. But you don't do the exercises nor have you stopped smoking and drinking."
He replied, "Maybe it's not in my destiny to practice yet. I know that Falun Dafa is good. Even though I did a lot of bad things to you in the past, your compassion woke me up. I now have a good job and a good income. I encountered danger several times and Master saved me. I will not forget this. I will tell my friends and colleagues about the wonders of Dafa and the truth about the persecution. Don't think that I just sit around drinking and chatting with my friends. I use these opportunities to tell them about Dafa and to help save them." I said, "OK, go right ahead. Use every one of these opportunities to do what you think is best."
One day, my husband invited his colleague to our home. I turned on NTDTV and let him watch the Nine Commentaries. When he saw how the CCP persecuted so many people during its many political campaigns, he was filled with emotion. He then asked me to help him to quit the CCP. He then told us that his brother was a former police officer and his sister-in-law practiced Falun Dafa.
In 2000 when his sister-in-law went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa, she was detained along with other practitioners. Instead of escorting the detained practitioners back to their hometown, his brother released them. When his boss found out, he was fired. My husband told his colleague, “Your brother is a great person. He made the right choice by following his conscience and standing on the side of justice. He will enjoy a very bright future.”
My husband now works as the head of security at a factory. One day while he was patrolling the area, he saw a crane about to hit a worker. He quickly told his colleagues, “Shout, 'Falun Dafa is good!'” As a result, the worker was unharmed. The man insisted on taking my husband out to dinner to express his gratitude. My husband used the opportunity to further clarify the truth.
My husband has benefited a lot from Dafa and he knows that it is not an ordinary practice. He does many good things for Dafa and he feels that Master is looking after him. He too, is in the Fa.