[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] From Being Mentally Handicapped to Becoming Skilled Brick Layer
(Minghui.org) My name is Luo Niufu. I was the youngest in our family, which made me the center of attention. But my carefree days were over after I turned seven.
I had a bone marrow biopsy, after which I developed meningitis. I had a persistent high fever, which caused generalized seizures. By the time I had recovered from that, I had become mentally handicapped.
When I enrolled in first grade, I did not learn anything. I did not understand the teacher, or the responsibilities that come with that grade, and nothing made sense. Classmates made fun of me and bullied me. I did not know how to react, but only laughed at inappropriate times.
My parents took care of me, and we lived a very hard life. My brother-in-law felt sorry for me and taught me masonry and how to lay bricks. After three years, I could only lay bricks along a straight line and was very slow. I could not do anything independently.
My fate changed in 1999, when my sister began to practice Falun Dafa. She remained a steadfast practitioner and was not perturbed by the persecution. Whenever she came home, she told me to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” It took a while for me to remember the two phrases, but then I recited them all the time.
Gradually I became more talkative, was no longer so clumsy, and could take on some household chores. A construction worker in our village was busy and asked me to help him lay bricks. He was very satisfied with my work, and I became a skilled bricklayer in time.
I never stopped reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
When our land was purchased by a developer, we received a lump sum payment. I used the funds to design and construct a building of six floors.
I got married and had a child. I even learned how to drive a motorcycle and an electric tricycle. My entire family is deeply grateful to Falun Dafa.
Benefiting from Falun Dafa
Falun Dafa not only granted me wisdom, but also saved my life. In the summer of 2015, I had to cross a busy road. A speeding car's rear view mirror caught my sleeve. I was dragged for several meters before I was thrown to the ground.
Several bystanders stopped the car and took me to a hospital. I only had some minor scrapes. There were three accidents since that road was constructed. One person died, the other was disabled, but I was fine! I told people that I benefited from reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good” all the time.
I want to share my story on World Falun Dafa Day, and say thank you to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. I also want to show admiration for Falun Dafa practitioners who risk everything because they want us to know about this cultivation practice.