(Minghui.org) I have endured some hard times and numerous setbacks during 15 years of cultivation, but I have never been defeated by any hardship. My firm belief in Dafa has never changed. Master purified my body and cured all of my chronic diseases and I am diligent about studying the Fa. Protected by Master, I have passed many tests and overcome many hardships. I look like a new person because I practice Falun Gong.

When people would mention that they could not believe I was 70 years old, I would take the opportunity to clarify the truth to them. When people praised me for my kindness, I told them that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. More than ten people became practitioners after listening to me explain the facts about Dafa.

I cannot count how many people I have helped quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I am unable to recall the details except for one instance that stands out in my mind. It involved the husband of Practitioner A. He was deeply poisoned by the CCP. I have not forgotten how he finally came to withdraw from the CCP.

Reaching Out to a Former Practitioner

Practitioner A was in her 60s and we were in the same Fa study group. She was forced to sign a statement that she would stop practicing Falun Dafa when the persecution started in 1999. Her husband was my age. He had joined the CCP in the 1960s and was well known in our area.

I visited Practitioner A one rainy day in the summer of 2003 to encourage her to start practicing again. I gave her a copy of “Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival” along with other new Dafa books. We studied together and encouraged each other. Her husband impatiently said, “Your knowledge has not been properly utilized. I don't think very highly of you. Why don't you do something more useful? There must be a reason the CCP does not allow people to practice Falun Gong. Can Falun Gong feed you?”

Reaching Out to a Party Member

I quietly sent forth righteous thoughts and clarified the truth to him. I told him, “Falun Dafa practitioners who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are being persecuted. The Tiananmen Square self-immolation was staged by the Jiang Zemin regime.”

When Practitioner A and I read Zhuan Falun, he turned his back to us.

We continued to study the Fa after dinner the next day. We again read Zhuan Falun right in front of him, but he again quietly turned his back to us. I told him after the Fa study, “I am doing this for you.”

I read Master's words to him:

“When human society has developed to this step today, think about it: What will happen if it goes on like this? Can it be allowed to exist like this forever? If humankind does not do something about it, heaven will. Whenever humankind experiences catastrophes, it is always under such conditions.” (Zhuan Falun)

He didn't say a word. I told him again as I was leaving, “I am really thinking of your future. Otherwise, I would not bother you so late at night.” Practitioner A was embarrassed and said, “I am sorry. My husband is sometimes inconsiderate. He does not want me to practice Dafa because he is afraid I will be arrested.”

I encouraged her, “As Dafa disciples, we are different from ordinary people. We have to listen to Master. Your husband is a warmhearted man and he likes to help people. The CCP has poisoned his thoughts for so long. We still have the chance to save him before the Fa-rectification ends.”

I sent righteous thoughts to cleanse his dimension each time I saw him. Our coordinator also sent him letters. Some of the other practitioners would call him to clarify the truth.

Practitioners Help the Family

Practitioner A's family was plagued by a series of tribulations in the summer of 2006. Her husband was involved in a traffic accident and his eyes were injured. The family was set back by the sudden death of their sow and her 14 piglets. And the relative who watched their house when they were at the hospital died in their backyard.

Fellow practitioners helped her financially and consoled her. They visited her husband in the hospital many times. They also took care of the farming for her family no matter how busy they were. The practitioners told the husband many times that people were blessed only if they knew that “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Finding Common Ground

The husband finally said something good about Dafa, even though he frowned and kept silent at times. He said to me, “I had a difficult youth. My family could not afford to buy clothes to keep me warm during the cold of winter. If I said anything about it, they mocked me.” As he thought about the past, he began to cry. He then recited many paragraphs from The Selected Works of Mao Zedong . We talked about anti-rightists and the Cultural Revolution.

I said, “The hard times in our childhood was the result of three years of civil war. The bitterness we lived with in the 1960s resulted from paying for a debt after hatred arose between China and the Soviets. Ironically, the CCP attributed three years of man-made catastrophes to natural disasters.” I told him to read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. We got along well during this visit.

Perseverance Is Rewarded

We visited him in the fall of 2007, after he had the steel plate removed at the hospital. We gave him a DVD titled, “Traveling Heaven and Earth Through Wind and Rain.” He smiled and said sincerely, “Thank you. It seems to me that I always have a lot to say when I see you. Sister (a respectful title for a married woman), I would like to talk to you if you are free.” He had finally awakened and quit the CCP.

We moved our group Fa study site to the home of Practitioner A for safety reasons in the second half of last year. Her husband always prepared tea and set up seats for us. What a pleasant change!

It took me a very long time to convince this person to quit the CCP. But merciful Master cherishes every life in the universe. He has already paved the path for us. It is up to us to decide how thoughtful and persistent we want to be. We can melt a stone as long as we have a compassionate heart.

This is my own enlightenment at the present stage.