(Minghui.org) I attended a social event last January, where I met a former colleague of mine. During our conversation, I told him about the persecution of Falun Dafa. He agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and remember the phrases I taught him–“Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” We then agreed on a time for me to visit him.

I arrived at his home in April and was stunned the minute I stepped in. The first thing that hit me was a stale, unpleasant odor. The floors were dirty, the furniture was dusty, and there seemed to be trash piled everywhere. Dirty laundry was piled high in the bedroom.

My former colleague's wife began to explain, “I was diagnosed with severe neuropathy last year. My condition has not improved even after spending more than five thousand yuan a month on medication. My every movement causes excruciating back pain, and I have been bedridden. I’m also constantly short of breath and have no physical strength left to do anything. I cannot give up, even though I feel like dying, because my child is still young and needs me.”

I immediately began to help clean up their house and take out the trash. Afterwards, I sat beside the woman and asked her, “Would you like to regain your health?”

She replied, “Of course! I have tried many things, including many qigong practices, magnetic resonance therapy, Western and even Chinese medicine, but nothing has worked. If anything, I feel worse.”

I told her, “I believe Falun Dafa can save you, but you must give up all the other practices you have tried. She agreed and said, “I will follow your recommendations completely!”

I instructed her, “First, you need to quit the CCP.” She immediately agreed. “Second, you need to remove from your home all books containing teachings from other practices.” She then asked her husband to take all her other qigong books away.

“Third, sincerely believe in Falun Dafa. Repeat in your heart, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Falun Dafa is good.” I guided her as we both quietly repeated the phrases for several minutes.

Before I left, I handed her a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. I told her not to think about her illness and to read the entire book. I told her I would return in a week to teach her the five Dafa exercises.

I returned a week later, and when she saw me, she confessed that her heart had wavered when friends from her previous qigong practice came by to visit. I asked whether she had been reading Zhuan Falun.

She told me she had read half of the book and that her body was already feeling less sluggish. Her strength was slowly returning, and she even washed some laundry. She was anxious to continue with the book, and I encouraged her to do so, saying “You have made progress! Continue to persevere, and I am confident you will recover.”

I downloaded the exercise instruction video onto her computer and taught her how to play it, adding, “Now, you can learn the exercise movements from the video and practice them daily.” She agreed, and we planned another time for me to return.

I was amazed by the improvement in the condition of their home on my next visit. The piles of dirty clothes were gone, and her appearance was noticeably cleaner. She told me: “I finished the book and am now reading it a second time. This morning, my friend invited me to visit a shop four miles away, and then she tried to convince me to purchase a magnetic resonance bed to cure my illness. I refused and walked home.”

She continued, “In the past, even a few steps were difficult. Today, I walked the entire four miles with no pain and without losing my breath. Isn’t it amazing?” I replied, “This is the power of Dafa! You began to heal soon after you started reading Zhuan Falun.” She agreed and declared, “Dafa is certainly amazing!”

She then exclaimed, “I contacted several people from my previous qigong practice and told them not to come by anymore. I am not interested and am determined to cultivate Falun Dafa. I will only practice Falun Dafa!”