Massachusetts, USA: Meeting Friends Old and New At a Popular Tourist Site
(Minghui.org) Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a historic place that is popular with tourists and local residents. I have been going there for about a year to let people know about the persecution of Falun Gong.
Several practitioners hold banners, while one organizes the informational materials that we hand out. I distribute the materials and talk to tourists. So many people accept the materials that we usually run out.
Tour Guide Touched
One day I talked to a young Chinese tour guide about the practice of Falun Gong, then discussed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of the practice including the staged self-immolation incident and the state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. He listened carefully.
When his tour group was about to leave I suggested that he quit the Party to ensure a safe future for himself. He said, “I have to return to China. I will revoke my membership after the Party collapses.”
I said, “By then it will be too late. It will be very dangerous to be a CCP member when the Party is brought to justice. Even though we don't know each other, I sincerely wish you the best. You travel around the world as a tour guide. Now that we've met, I will remember you and worry about you. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. You will be blessed.”
My sincere concern touched him. He said, “I was a member of the Communist Youth League. Please help me renounce it. Thank you!”
An Old Friend
One day as I was just about to leave, a mother and her daughter came by. I gave them a pamphlet and said, “Hello! I'm so glad to meet you.” Then I asked if they had heard about the CCP's forced organ harvesting. “The whole world is shocked,” I added.
The mother suddenly asked, “Are you Joan?” When I said yes, she asked if I'd graduated from a university in Beijing. I said, “Yes.”
She became excited and said, “Do you remember me? We were good friends in China.” When she said her name was Annie, I suddenly remembered her. We hugged each other and wept.
I said to her, “I need to tell you about an important issue. The Party is persecuting innocent people and will be brought to justice. The whole world knows about China's state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting. Please revoke your membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations so you won't be implicated in the future.”
When she asked if what I said was true, her daughter responded, “Everything she said is true.” They immediately agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliates.
I made an appointment to meet my friend a few days later and brought her Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong. She finished reading it within a few days. When I asked her if she had any questions, she said she understood the book well. She returned the book to me, as it is hard for her to bring it into China. Before she left, she sent me a message: “People with predestined relationships are sure to meet.” I believe it!