(Minghui.org) Hong is from Liaoning Province and 54 years old. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1997. From what has happened to her, we can observe that Falun Gong is good and we are lucky to be able to practice Dafa.

Hong had been suffering from neurasthenia for many years and got appendicitis in July 1996. At the end of that year, some lumps were found within her body. In 1997, she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and she felt a great deal of physical discomfort. Neither Western medicine nor Chinese medicine could help her.

One of her old neighbors recommended that she practice Falun Gong. He told her that he used to have stomach cancer and it disappeared after he practiced Falun Gong, and that people practice Falun Gong to become a Buddha or Dao. When Hong heard this, she felt that it must be very good because she used to hear many stories of Buddhas when she was small. Moreover, after seeing how healthy the old man looked, she decided to practice Falun Gong. Since then, Hong has been practicing cultivation, and her breast cancer indeed disappeared.

Falun Gong saved Hong's life, and it also saved her brother Chen's life. However, Chen was later killed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Chen was seven years older than Hong and a farmer. In 1995, he had a hernia and after the surgery, he suffered from various ailments, such as intestinal adhesion, hydronephrosis, renal atrophy and uremia. His doctor told his family to prepare for his death because the hospital had no way to save him.

In 1998, Hong asked him to practice Falun Gong. He did not believe what she tried to tell him, so she said, “Your organs are all bad. I am your sister. Do you think I would deceive you? You should just go ahead and read the Falun Gong books.”

Hong then taught him the exercises and he read the Falun Gong books. Moreover, she told him that only Falun Gong could save his life. Chen was very serious when practicing, and shortly after that a miracle happened. Whenever he did the exercises, his belly made a sound. He said that he used to feel very cold in that area. Now it made a ringing sound and felt very warm. One night, when he was sleeping, he saw a person using a knife and performing something like a surgery on his stomach. When he woke up, his whole body had changed.

After one week, all his physical ailments disappeared. His family could not believe that he had become healthy. Hong's sister had a chronically stiff shoulder, so she also started to practice Falun Gong.

After observing the fact that a dying person improved so much physically and was able to do some farm work, many of the people in their community asked how that came about. In that way, many people came to learn Falun Gong. After that, practitioners did the exercises in the early morning, farm work during the day and studied the Fa at night. Everyone was very happy, as Dafa had brought light to this small village.

Since July 20, 1999 when the CCP started its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and because Chen's home was the place where practitioners came every day to do the exercises, the police thought that Chen was the leader. They found him and threatened him. They forced him to turn in his Falun Gong books and did not allow him to practice. After that, Chen had to secretly study the Fa at home. However, personnel from the police station often harassed him. Finally, he dared not to read the book anymore.

Because Chen did not read the book anymore, his old diseases returned. After being encouraged by his sister, he started practicing Falun Gong again and recovered. But people from the police station harassed and threatened him again. Chen was too scared to mention Falun Gong anymore and said that he was afraid to be put in jail. His diseases returned and he started to take medicine.

Eight months later, he was taken to a hospital. Thirteen days later, he passed away. This happened in December 2000. When the hospital first declared that he was going to die, he lived for another three years. Falun Gong had saved his life, but the CCP took it away in the end.

Many older people in the village used to practice Falun Gong with Chen. After the persecution started, they dared not to practice it anymore, and some of them passed away after Chen's death.