(Minghui.org) My husband and I divorced when my son was four years old. My husband's family was given custody, and I was not allowed to see the boy. My husband soon remarried, and my son was sent to live with his grandparents.

My son was emotionally affected by our divorce and began to visit gaming arcades. His grandparents were getting on in age and were unable to monitor his activities. They did not realize that he used his lunch money at the arcade while in primary school.

In junior high school he became even more addicted to playing computer games and often skipped classes. Neither his father, nor his grandparents could discipline him.

Benefiting from Falun Dafa

I had been living with my mother after my divorce. She began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. Soon after she took up the practice, she recovered from her illnesses. I also became a practitioner after witnessing the improvement in my mother's health.

After the communist regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, I was sentenced to three years of forced labor for refusing to give up the cultivation practice.

One day my mother saw my son wandering around aimlessly and took him home. She asked if he still frequented gaming sites and internet cafes. He admitted that he could not stop himself from going there. My mother told him about the persecution we experienced for maintaining our belief in Falun Dafa. She suggested that if he has the urge to go to the gaming arcades or internet cafes, he should say “Falun Dafa is good” and ask Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa, for help.

From then on, he visited my mother whenever he was free. He often listened to her reading Dafa books, and at times he would help her distribute Falun Dafa brochures and talk to people about the persecution.

During his second year in junior high school, he did not visit my mother as often. When she ran into him he said, “Grandma, I no longer go to gaming sites or internet cafes. When I have the urge to visit these places, I recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' I used to spend a lot of time on computer games and missed out a lot in my studies. I've been working hard now, and that is why I haven’t had as much time to visit you.”

His paternal grandparents and father were surprised and pleased by his transformation. My mother took the opportunity to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to them, and they now believe it is good. They no longer objected that we see my son.

His studying paid off, and he was accepted into a good high school. He was a diligent student in high school and planned to study information technology in university.

When taking the university entrance exams he recited the phrase “Falun Dafa is good” while checking his answers. In the end he scored 30 marks above the entrance requirements of a top university in Japan.

He taught himself Japanese, so he could do his advanced studies in that country. Family and relatives gave him a farewell party before he left for Japan. Everyone praised him for his achievements and wished him great success.

Before the end of the farewell party he said, “I owe my achievements today to Falun Dafa!” He also thanked his family and promised to study hard while abroad.