People Who Believe in Falun Dafa Escape Major Losses in a Flood
(Minghui.org) When Fushun City, Liaoning Province was hit by torrential rain on August 16 this year, many local residents suffered severe losses because of the flood, while people who believe in Falun Dafa only experienced minimal loss. Below are two such stories.
A Dafa Practitioner's House and Crops Undamaged in Flash Flood
I live in a remote village in Fushun and my family has a house right at the foot of a mountain.
On August 16, I just returned home when it started to rain and in no time flood water mixed with mud and rocks rushed down the mountain in the direction of our house.
There was no place to hide, nor was there time to seek outside shelter.
I stood in the middle of my living room and asked for Master's protection. My husband, son, daughter, and son-in-law all did so as well. We kept saying, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Lightening, thunder, and rain lasted the whole night, and all five of us just stood in the room the entire time. Though we were in a very dangerous situation, I was calm, knowing that Master would arrange the best for my family.
When the rain finally stopped, we went outside to survey our losses. To our surprise, the flood water didn't hit our house directly, but went around it, leaving two deep ditches on the sides.
The road in front of our house had become a trench and was impassable. To the west of our house was a vegetable cellar we just built last year. The door was blown open and a big pile of debris had gathered around the door frame, but no mud, rocks, or water ever got inside.
The well on the east side of our house was also spared any damage, and no flood water or mud got in. To the left of the well, there was a pile of mud, but it never got blown loose.
A three-meter-tall tree on the mountain was uprooted but somehow landed upright in our yard as if it had always been growing there.
When we went to check our cornfield, we were again so grateful that every plant remained standing and we suffered no loss at all. On the other hand, our neighbors' crops were flat on the ground, meaning no harvest for the year.
We all had tears in our eyes and we pressed our hands together to thank Master and Dafa.
Our fellow villagers gathered at our house to see the miracles for themselves. They were totally convinced of Dafa's power, “Practicing Falun Dafa is really good. Your Master protects you in times of danger. Dafa is truly miraculous.”
When a few fellow practitioners came to visit us, my husband expressed to them his determination to be more diligent in his cultivation of Falun Dafa. Both he and our daughter are practitioners, yet they were never that diligent. The miracles we experienced in this flash flood motivated them to do better.
Both Grandma and Granddaughter Survived by Reciting “Falun Dafa Is Good”
I am a Dafa practitioner, but my daughter's mother-in-law is not. When the flood hit on August 16, she set out to seek shelter in her daughter's apartment building in Nanzamu Town. She took a taxi and brought her granddaughter along.
However, as soon as they entered Nanzamu Town, the taxi got stranded in the flood water and they had to walk to her daughter's home.
She and her granddaughter waded through the rising water, but it became harder and harder to move. When they saw a backhoe, they asked to stay there for a while. The driver stood her granddaughter on the steering wheel, and she stood alongside, holding the girl tightly. The driver himself left to seek shelter elsewhere.
The water kept rising almost to their necks. The ten-year-old girl said, “I'm not sure if we're going to make it. Can I say something? Granny Yang [referring to me] told me to always remember to recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' when we're in danger. Can we say the verses?”
My daughter's mother-in-law began to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” with her granddaughter. As they kept saying the verses, they saw the water recede. She was moved to tears.
She and her granddaughter recited the verses all night long. When the rescue workers came the next morning, they were surprised to see both of them still alive. They said, “Several dozen such backhoes got swept away. Yours is the only one left. We're sure this vehicle was meant to save your lives.”
Upon returning home, she found her home flooded, yet all her appliances were still fine and worked perfectly when plugged in.
When she saw me later, she said, “Falun Dafa is truly miraculous! It is so good!” She thanked me for telling them that Falun Dafa is good. I said she should thank my Master instead, and she then asked me to teach her the exercises.