Western Australia: Support for Falun Gong at Community Fair
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Western Australia participated in the Carine Community Fair, a major annual community event in the northern suburbs of Perth, on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Practitioners continued their efforts to raise awareness about the brutal persecution of the practice in China, especially the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Many visitors were appalled by the heinous crime and signed a petition calling for its end. Some who were already familiar with Falun Gong sought out the practice for health reasons.
“I Wish I Could Sign One Million Times”
“It's unbelievable!” exclaimed Cris Vermaak, a local citizen. She was appalled by the brutality of the CCP after she viewed the display boards at the Falun Gong booth. She talked to a practitioner to learn more about the atrocities.
“I wish I could sign one million times,” she said, “I hope you will collect many signatures today!”
Another visitor, Tracey Regar, after signing the petition, looked disturbed and asked, “Why is it still happening?” The practitioner explained it to her with an example.
“During World War II, Jan Karski, a Pole, escaped from a concentration camp in Poland and risked his life to inform the world leaders about the Holocast. His efforts to convince people were futile, as they couldn't believe what he said. It was too late when the allied armies conquered the Nazis' occupied region, as millions of Jews had already been killed during the Holocaust.”
Ms. Regar was in tears after hearing the practitioner's explanation. “It's true,” she said, “Normal people find it hard to imagine that human beings could do such things.”
When she asked what else she could do to help, a practitioner responded, “Spreading the message in your own way is the best thing you can do to help.” Ms. Regar promised that she would tell her friends and she would also get the word out online.
Seeking Help from Falun Gong
A community staff member dedicated to helping drug abusers had heard about Falun Gong before. He made a special visit to ask a practitioner, “Can you teach Falun Gong to a group of drug abusers?”
He said that he is working with more than 20 drug users to help them kick the habit, but it is very hard.
A practitioner told him that everyone can learn Falun Gong, and there were many cases where drug abusers get a new lease on life after practicing Falun Gong. The man was so excited. He took some Falun Gong materials and a practitioner's business card for further contact.
Sandy, who has a health consultation business, asked a practitioner how to learn the Falun Gong exercises and where to buy Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong's teachings.
Sandy agreed with the practitioner that true health means that one is healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. She said that after she takes up the practice, she plans to introduce Falun Gong to her clients.