(Minghui.org) As the World Falun Dafa Day drew near, many late comers to Falun Dafa sent their greetings to wish revered Master Li a Happy Birthday and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction.

These well-wishers didn't start practicing Falun Dafa until recent years. They range from millennials to elders in their 70s. Some of them are at the peak of their careers, while others are enjoying their retirement life. Regardless, they share one thing in common – they are all immensely grateful to have become Falun Dafa practitioners despite the persecution of the practice.

Many of them have become illness-free or seen dangers averted. Having benefited so much from the practice, they feel compelled to share their stories with people and raise awareness about the persecution.

These new practitioners hail from the following places:

Lvshun, Tieling and Dalian of Liaoning ProvinceBeijingShenzhen of Guangdong ProvinceFuyang of Anhui ProvinceFei County, Qingdao, Heze, Mengyin County and Laiyang of Shandong ProvinceChengdu of Sichuan ProvinceWuhan of Hubei ProvinceJiangxi ProvinceQiqihar of Heilongjiang ProvinceTianjinXuanhua of Hebei ProvinceHunan Province