Spreading the Truth While Teaching Elementary School
(Minghui.org) Encouraged by my mother, I began to practice Falun Dafa when I was 22. I had suffered with severe arthritis and congenital liver enlargement, but after I started to practice, I became healthy and free of all illness.
As an elementary school teacher, my salary was low and the benefits were few. When it rained, the classrooms leaked, and we had few resources. Some teachers left after finding work elsewhere. However, Falun Dafa gave me wisdom to be effective with my students, and I won awards from the city and the provincial government.
In the winter of 2000, I went to Beijing with my infant son to ask the central government to stop the persecution of Falun Dafa. After a group of us submitted an appeal letter, we were arrested and held in a detention center for several months. The showers were always cold and the food was inadequate.
We did the Falun Dafa exercises together and studied the Fa. When I returned home, my sister-in-law said I looked prettier than ever. I told her it was the power of Dafa.
Experiences Teaching in Northern China
When teaching in a rural school, I wrote a letter to the principal and the director, telling them about Falun Dafa. They both said they understood and returned the letter to me so it would not get into the hands of the government. I taught fourth and sixth grades and told my students about Falun Dafa. They all wanted to quit the Communist Youth League.
Every morning after the school bell rang, the students sang a song before class began. I taught my students a song written by a Dafa disciple. They looked so happy when they were singing it.
After learning the truth about Falun Dafa, some students regretted having destroyed materials about the persecution that had been delivered to their homes. Some condemned Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Communist Party who initiated and has maintained the persecution of Falun Dafa. I also taught many of them the Falun Dafa exercises.
I took public transportation to school, which gave me opportunities to talk to others about Dafa and the persecution. Even a drunk man I encountered changed for the better after listening to me.
There was a military campus nearby. Soldiers there had no opportunity to learn about Dafa. They were indoctrinated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) every day. I found a way into a military residential building one night and left information at every door. The incident was investigated, but no one discovered that I had done it.
My Experiences Teaching in Southern China
I later moved to a small city in southern China and taught in a school with more than 2,000 students. I sent phone numbers of the school staff to the Minghui website so that overseas practitioners could call and talk to them about Falun Dafa.
Many authors of older elementary textbooks were persecuted by the CCP during the waves of purges. I told the students about this to help them understand just how evil the CCP is and to gradually introduce them to the truth. The majority of them quit the Communist Youth League.
When students' parents gave me money and gifts, I always returned them. I told them, “Thank you for showing me respect. Please use the money to purchase books for your children.”
I also visited students' homes and installed software to overcome the Internet firewall in China.
One year I went to teach in a rural school. I first told the principal that I practiced Falun Dafa and had been persecuted. I then told students about the practice and played DVDs for them about the persecution. They all quit the Youth Pioneers and repeated “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The school was once considered the worst, but by the time I left, it was one of the top schools in the area. My students were very well behaved, and parents wanted me to stay. The school director knew that I practiced Falun Dafa and still awarded me the title of “Honorable Teacher” every year. There were many other good teachers, but I was the only one who received the award. I knew in my heart that it was because I practice Falun Dafa.
I used my evenings to distribute flyers throughout the city. I carried a bag full of flyers, an umbrella, and vegetables, and walked into residential buildings guarded by security people. I quickly finished what I was there for and no one bothered me.
Once I went to a suburbs and got lost. It was late at night, and I stopped a man on a motorcycle and explained my situation. He took me back to the city and would not let me pay him for the ride. Surely, I was under the protection of Dafa.
Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has been helping me through my cultivation practice. Master gives us the power. It is up to us to believe and use it. There are no words that can express my boundless gratitude to Master and Falun Dafa!