Liaoning Province, China: A Welcome Gift at Chinese New Year
(Minghui.org) The Chinese people love Chinese New Year. Even senior citizens who seldom go outdoors come out during the New Year holiday season to shop and greet friends and acquaintances at nearby markets. Many Falun Gong practitioners take this opportunity to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong and debunk the lies and hate propaganda imposed on their practice by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
One way that practitioners reach out to the public is by distributing beautiful Minghui calendars, which have become very popular over the recent years.
In front of a retail store, a large group of people rushed up to a practitioner to get Minghui calendars. Upon learning more about Falun Gong and how practitioners have been mistreated for more than 16 years by the Chinese regime, many people agreed to renounce their membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
When one man saw his friend about to leave without quitting the CCP, he stopped him and said, “You should really do this [quit the CCP] before going back home, because it is very important for you.”
One person said he knew a lot of Falun Gong practitioners. “They are always willing to help others. Some help maintain the road in my community every year. They are good people.”
Practitioners also visited many households to chat with the local residents. “We cherish traditional values and the common good. The Party persecutes innocent Falun Gong practitioners and may not be in power much longer. Please remember these words: 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good'.”
Many agreed with the practitioners and thanked them for stopping by. Some also signed the petition to show their support for the rising numbers of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin for his role in suppressing Falun Gong.
Several practitioners also rode buses to distribute calendars and talk to passengers about quitting the CCP. “The holiday season is for celebration. We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year!” Such greetings receive rounds of applause, and so do the Minghui calendars.
Some bus drivers and attendants have also become supportive of the practitioners' activities. One attendant said to the passengers on her bus, “These calendars will bring blessings. Quitting the CCP will also bring you blessings. By quitting the CCP and accepting a calendar, you will be well taken care of.”
Within one month, more than 3,000 people in Qingyuan County, Liaoning Province, agreed to renounce their membership in the CCP as a result of the efforts of just 10 practitioners.