A Miracle Saved Our Home and Twelve Neighbors from a Devastating Flood
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Gong practitioner in Qingyuan, Fushun, Liaoning Province. Over the past dozen years that I have been a practitioner, I have experienced many miracles. What happened to my family and neighbors in a flood on August 16, 2013, was one of them.
One afternoon it poured rain, with lightening and thunder. At around 5 the next morning, the water levels in our area started to rise. My neighbors on the west side climbed up on the wall of our home because the water was so deep in their yard. I said, “Get down. It's dangerous!” Shortly after they got down, the surging water knocked the wall down. Our two neighbors came over to our home.
I looked through our front window and saw that the family in the home across from us had not evacuated yet, so I opened the window and shouted, “Come on!” Holding his daughter and grandson, the father jumped down off their wall. The water had been up to his shoulder! They came to the window, where my husband picked up the kids and brought them in through the window.
Our neighbor's wife came to our front door from the east of our home where the water was waist high. When she opened the door, the water came in and we could not close it. I quickly found quilts to block the door. The men all leaned on the door.
The water was about to push the door open and was up to the window. It was black outside and the thunder and water was deafening. Suddenly I remembered Master and told my daughter to shout, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” She then followed me in saying, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” “Master Li Hongzhi is good!” I pressed my palms together and cried, “Master, please help! We all believe Falun Dafa is righteous, Falun Dafa is good!”
In a little while, a pile of firewood and logs washed up against the house, and the water did not rise any more.
I was so happy. I thanked Master who saved us. My neighbors were also very happy and helped us bail the water out. My family and my neighbors – 12 of us in all – spent the night at our home.
At dawn, we came out and saw houses around us were all filled with water and mud. Some had collapsed, and the storage sheds were missing. Thick trees around the area had been pulled up by their roots and were lying in the mud with their bark stripped off. Many pine trees had been washed away from upstream. They'd been stripped of their bark and fallen down in the mud in a heap. My husband went out to look around and said that our neighbors' houses were wrecked and uninhabitable. Seven people died. A man and his grandson living not far from us were washed away by the flood.
The flood caused many deaths in our town, and hundreds of houses were washed away or collapsed. Almost every house had been inundated with water and mud. My house was safe, and the water did not rise over the bed. The storage shed was not damaged. It was even more miraculous that a container of corn had not been damaged by water at all. My family and even my neighbors were protected by Falun Dafa. I cannot express my gratitude to Master with words. I can only tell more people that Falun Dafa is good and that only by believing in Falun Dafa can one be protected from disasters.