(Minghui.org) My husband and I often visit nearby rural villages and bring the residents there updated materials, ranging from pamphlets about the persecution nad desk calendars to DVDs of Shen Yun, a classical dance and music performance featuring traditional Chinese culture.
We have witnessed how villagers warmly embraced the contents of our materials and kept coming back for more. Below are a few touching scenes we remember since we started our efforts in 2010.
We purchased a used car and covered every village in our county. The villagers often grabbed the materials quickly.
When we ran out of materials, many asked us to come back and not to forget them. Some people even gave us their home address for deliveries.
We didn't want to leave anyone out, so we made another trip just for them. Touched, they often wanted to give us money to cover the costs of the materials, or they would invite us to stay for a family meal. They told us to be careful and not to forget them when new materials are available.
When the Shen Yun 2012 DVDs came out, my husband hurried to make several hundred overnight so our friends could have them as soon as possible.
A well-dressed woman in a small market took one of the DVDs and asked us to wait while she checked it out. Within 10 minutes she returned, smiling. She told us it was very good and wanted another one for someone in her family. Others heard her and anxiously asked us for the DVDs, too.
We once distributed Shen Yun DVDs to every family in a small village. We asked them to value the DVDs and share them with their families and friends. We told them the DVDs would bring them good luck.
They were grateful and said, “you went through a lot of effort to get these to us. How could we not value them?" They saw us off, waving goodbye and telling us to drive safely.
As we were leaving one village to go to the next in Spring 2012, a person pointed at us and said, “there - that's the car.”
When we got close, they reached out open hands and asked us for Shen Yun DVDs. We heard requests like “My son does not have one yet,” “My sister wants one, too,” and “My aunt needs one.”
Others assured us, “Give us a few more copies. We won't waste them. We can help distribute them for you.”
A young boy, only five or six years old, wanted a DVD. I hesitated, thinking he might not fully understand the value and therefore cherish it. He insisted, so I gave him one asked him to take it home to his parents. I stressed to him that it was not a toy and cannot be tossed aside or thrown away.
When we returned on our next trip, the same young boy flagged us down. He said: “The DVD is so wonderful, my grandma asked me to get one for my aunt.”
Sometimes, when we hand out pamphlets about the persecution, people start to read them immediately. I see their eagerness for uncensored information and empathize with them.