Employer's Extended Family Impressed with Dafa
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 19 years. Although it has not always been smooth sailing, I was able to do everything Dafa asks of its practitioners.
All of the employees in the factory where I used to work knew the truth about Dafa and have withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. However, as I had to work quite a lot of overtime, I looked for a different job.
I began my new position in July 2013. The employer's wife was a nurse in a hospital. I clarified the facts to her on my first day. She recognized that the persecution was evil and agreed to take a stance by quitting the Party. I talked to her more and could see she was touched. She watched Teacher's Fa lecture video recordings and began studying the teachings.
After the 2014 Chinese New Year celebration, I put some leftover food in the freezer and a small portion in the refrigerator. My employer's wife found mold growing on that portion a few days later and got upset, lost her temper and yelled.
I apologized immediately, but she would not calm down and left the room in a bad mood. She would not talk to me even when she came in for lunch.
I realized that it was time for me to improve my xinxing. I followed the Fa principles. I was pleasant and patient with her and the ice between us melted quickly. She apologized and asked my forgiveness for her poor behavior.
I took her to another practitioner's home. We shared for the entire afternoon. She apologized again.
“Thank you,” I said, “you helped me improve my xinxing. A practitioner has to endure to improve. If I wasn’t a practitioner, I would not have put up with your bad temper.”
Mother-in-law Interested in Learning Dafa
I helped my employers extended family, which gave me the opportunity to talk to them about Dafa. My employer's mother was known to be a tough lady. I went to her home and helped her clean her house many times.
When telling her about Dafa I said, “Look at me, I am in my late 40s. I am the picture of health and have endless energy. I hold myself to the standards of Dafa – Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in everything I do.”
She said she admired me. I then encouraged her to read Zhuan Falun. A few days later she gave the book back to me. I felt certain she had not finished it. However, I continued to talk to her about Dafa whenever she visited.
She said to me, “I am terrible. No matter how hard you work for me, I have not appreciated it. But no matter how hard I pick on you or lose my temper, you are always patient and cheerful. I am so impressed.”
“Maybe I have not done well enough,” I responded, “or you would not pick on me!”
Then she asked me if she could borrow Zhuan Falun again, saying she would like to finish it this time. Seeing her mother-in-law's interest in Dafa, my employer became more diligent in the practice.
Recovery of My Employer's 90-Year-Old Grandfather
My employer's grandfather was 90 years old. He joined the army during the Korean War. He had Mao's portrait in his home and a few medals awarded from the war. When I first clarified the facts to him and tried to help him quit the Party, he looked scared and refused to listen to me.
Last summer, I heard that he was diagnosed with cancer and was in the hospital. I went to visit him. He was pale. I suggested he repeat “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to restore his health.
He repeated the two sentences and was discharged from the hospital just 10 days later. He was still saying the words I taught him and improving every day.
His daughter asked him to lower his voice, so no one would hear him in case there were police nearby, but he ignored her. I asked him to get rid of the portrait and medals from the CCP, and he immediately took care of it.
He came down with diarrhea a few days later and purchased some medicine, but was fine before he even took the first dose.
He told me about it the next day and I told him his body was being purified. He continued to improve – gaining strength, having an appetite and a rosy complexion. Many more members of the family witnessed his improvement and began to learn Falun Dafa too.