(Minghui.org) I used to be the coordinator of our local Falun Gong practice site. After the persecution began in July 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was detained twice and put into a labor camp. My home has also been ransacked a few times.

I run a small store for a living, and there are over a dozen of the same type of store in our small town. Though most of the locals knew that I was a practitioner, I had especially good business despite the persecution.

Many people who knew about Falun Gong like to come to my store, which they've affectionately deemed the “Falun Gong store.” Many of them have told me that “Falun Gong practitioners are truly good people.”

I was touched to see their support. Here I like to share a few of their stories.

“Falun Gong Practitioners Are Truly Different”

After my husband passed away in 2006, he left behind a bit of debt due to his medical expenses. As a widow putting three children through school, I had financial troubles.

Our local residential committee would distribute income compensation to some low-income families every year, and families would fight for them.

My family should have been able to receive good compensation given our situation, and the committee head had asked me to apply several times. But I wanted to let others get the benefits because they were in equally dire straits, and I wanted to put others before myself.

“Our Master teaches us to be selfless people,” I said to the committee head. “My health has been wonderful after I began practicing Falun Gong, and I should be able to deal with my situation since I don't have to pay medical bills. I want others to get the compensation.”

He was touched.

“Falun Gong practitioners are truly different. It is hard to find such good people,” he said.

After I told him more about Falun Gong, he used his real name to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates.

When officials from the local 610 Office came to harass me, he told them that I was a good person and asked them not to bother me.

I was blessed by Falun Gong and was able to pay off my debts within a year. I even had some leftover money after I paid for my kids' schooling.

“I Will Help You Distribute the Materials”

One day, an older man came to my store to shop. I told him about Falun Gong and its persecution. He agreed to withdraw from the CCP's affiliates and took a copy of the Nine Commentaries on Communist Party and some materials.

He came back two days later with a list of more than twenty people, who all withdrew from the CCP and its affiliates.

He said excitedly, “You Falun Gong practitioners use your own money to print materials to save people, even though you risk being arrested and killed for your organs. You are all good people. I will help you distribute materials – I want to save people too.”

Another time, I introduced Shen Yun to a customer and told him about Falun Gong and the “hidden word stone” showing “The Chinese Communist Party Perishes.”

A passerby heard what I said and happily shouted “ Falun Gong is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Falun Gong practitioners are saving people! They are good people!”

Five other people at the store witnessed this and came to me to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliates. They also took Shen Yun DVDs and other materials with them.

Falun Gong has saved these predestined people around me, and they all have a bright future ahead of them.