Saving More People Is the Best Way to Thank Master
(Minghui.org) My name is Ji Hua. I am 72 years old and live in the countryside. The persecution of Falun Dafa began in 1999, and I began to practice in 2004, which means my personal cultivation and the Fa-rectification period are occurring simultaneously. If I don't study the Fa well, I experience interference in my cultivation. Had it not been for Master's compassionate protection, I would not have been able to come this far. This is my story.
Saved by Master, I Followed His Words to Save People
I had serious problems with my cervical vertebra and was in constant pain before I practiced Falun Dafa. I was not able to prepare meals, much less help in the fields. I went to many doctors but none were able to help me. Unable to eat or sleep well, I also became depressed.
I had lost all hope when I found Falun Dafa. I began to read Zhuan Falun and do the exercises. Shortly afterward, I no longer had any neck pain. All of my other ailments also disappeared. I felt good and was able to work in the fields. It was a wonderful feeling! It was the power of Falun Dafa, and I was so grateful to Master. I knew the best way for me to express my gratitude was to help save more people.
I went out to talk to people face to face about Falun Dafa and help them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the spring of 2005. I began with my relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Then I moved on to the streets, markets, fairs, parks, and bus stops—wherever people congregated. There have been many people who treated me poorly, called me names, threatened me or just ignored me. Then there were those who said, “Thank you.”
I continued going out to talk to people in 2005 and 2006. I was diligent and saved many people. I thank Master for his compassionate protection.
Arrested and Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
I became complacent in 2007 and was reported to the police in April and sent to a forced labor camp for one year. I did not forget about my mission while I was in the camp and continued to talk to people about Falun Dafa. Most of the inmates I talked to quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
When I was released from the labor camp in 2008, I spent more time studying the Fa and doing the exercises. I could feel Master's compassionate protection. I was diligent in telling people the truth and fulfilling my responsibility. I was also able to help many people quit the CCP.
However, I soon became complacent and slacked off in my cultivation again. I was turned into the police in 2013 and sent to prison for 3 years.
A Dafa Disciple's Responsibility
Because I had been so badly treated in the camp, I had breathing problems and could hardly walk when I was released in 2016. I did not let this stop me. I kept studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Soon my symptoms were gone, and I was able to go out longer and talk to more people about Falun Dafa.
I talk to everyone I can and am not concerned with how they react to me. When anyone threatened to call the police, I tried to explain that good is rewarded with good and evil with evil. I gave them examples of how those who persecuted Falun Dafa had met with retribution. I told them how Falun Dafa has spread to over 100 countries and that if they know Falun Dafa is good, they will be spared in future calamities. I also told them they would benefit if they said and believed, “Falun Dafa is good.” Often their attitudes would improve. Many people would quit the CCP and thank me for helping them.
One person I spoke with told me he was a policeman. I told him I was talking to him for his own good and that his life was important. I said, “As long as you understand the truth, you will be safe.” He encouraged me to move on and be careful. I did as he suggested after reminding him to remember everything I told him.
I go to the farmers market in town to talk to people regardless of the weather. I stay out all day and typically help 20-30 people quit the CCP.
Over the years, I have realized that no matter how many people I help save, it is due to Master's protection and the wisdom he has bestowed upon me; I can do nothing. I am grateful to Master. I strive to always do better!
I have experienced both joy and sorrow over the past 15 years. No matter how cold or how hot the weather, I do not stop. Although I have never deviated from the Fa, my path has not always been smooth. I just focus on saving people: it is my mission. I go out every day and am living a full life because of Master's protection.
I cherish the opportunity to cultivate and follow Master's teachings and do the three things well! I wish to go home with Master.