Distributing Falun Gong Calendars in the Countryside
(Minghui.org) With Master’s benevolent protection and fellow practitioners’ righteous thoughts, seven practitioners, including myself, went to the countryside in our area to distribute 2017 New Year’s desk calendars and clarify the facts on November 17, 2016.
We encouraged 78 people to withdraw from Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. The other 24 we spoke to had either already withdrawn or had never joined. I would like to share a few stories from this experience.
We met an elderly woman, who said “Falun Gong is good” over and over when she found out that we were practitioners. She said somebody had framed her son, who was now in jail. In prison, he met Falun Gong practitioners and learned about the practice. He told her that Falun Gong is being persecuted unjustly and that practitioners are the best people. Yet, they were also tortured more than anyone else in prison. Some were even tortured to death. The lady was in tears as she told us this.
A middle-aged couple smiled at us and invited us into their home. The husband said that he knew Falun Gong practitioners were good people. He asked us to be careful. “Nowadays,” he said, “there are many bad people who would report you. Once, I went to a farm and saw a poster on the wall about a reward for reporting Falun Gong practitioners. I also saw the police force a practitioner into a police car. Days later, I heard he was tortured to death.”
I told him about the authorities harvesting organs from practitioners while they were still alive. I told him that over 200,000 practitioners had filed criminal complaints against former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Gong. He asked us to help him and his wife withdraw from the Young Pioneers.
We went to a small, dirty house and saw a 60-year-old man lying in bed, an elderly woman, and a middle-aged man sitting next to him with glassy stares. They thanked us for the calendar. Since they were poor and had no TV or internet, they didn’t know anything about Falun Gong. They understood when we explained Falun Gong and agreed to withdraw from the Young Pioneers. We told them to say “Falun Gong is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” often. They seemed pleased and more alert.
We went to a house where the man was indifferent and even told us we were not welcome and that he would report us after he realized that we were practitioners.
I told him, “I came here because we have a predestined relationship. The CCP didn’t raise you. In fact, it is the Chinese people who have been raising and supporting the CCP. The reason farmers are poor and workers have lost their jobs is because the Party is an economic burden. The taxes you’ve paid have been used to support the CCP's system.”
He said, “Now, I understand. I have been deceived all these years.” He asked me to help him withdraw from CCP. He also asked us to come back to talk more and help more people understand the facts.