(Minghui.org) I was a happy boy with beautiful dreams until I was 15 years old. Due to family misfortune, I had to quit school and become a construction worker.

Even though I was young, I wanted to do a better job than others. I worked so hard that I injured my arms from overexertion. They became numb and painful. When the pain was severe, I could not even pick up a piece of paper or finish my meals with chopsticks without tears. I had difficulty sleeping at night and could only sleep for about three hours on average.

I am the youngest in my family and was my parents' favorite. They tried to find cures for me at many hospitals but failed. Adding fuel to the flame, lipoma (fatty growths under the skin) grew on my legs. They grew bigger and eventually appeared all over my body. My whole body was in pain. I thought about leaving this world at my young age.

In the spring of 1998, I heard some wonderful stories about Falun Dafa. I was curious about it and bought the book Teaching the Fa at the Assistants’ Fa Conference in Changchun. I loved reading, and I liked this book very much. The more I read the book, the more I resonated with it. Without my really noticing, my body became free of pain. I could do things once again.

About two months after I found Dafa, I realized that I had not taken any medicine for a while and that all of my illnesses had disappeared. I saw hope again. My life has turned around since then. My family were all amazed and said Dafa is miraculous.

After I recovered, I was full of energy. That year, my family cleaned up our orchard. I cut down all the trees–more than 60 of them–and chopped them into firewood. I did all the work within a week. I felt reborn. Dafa became part of my life.

After the Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, my family was so afraid that they did not want to have Dafa books at home. Regardless, I have Dafa books with me all the time. I would never give up Dafa no matter what.

Once, while I was taking down scaffolding at work (6-inch metal poles), I tripped and fell. I landed with a pole poking into my chest. I felt suffocated, and my whole body began to sweat. After I pulled myself together a couple of minutes later, I touched my chest–Zhuan Falun was right there. Dafa saved my life!

I have experienced quite a few potentially fatal incidents while working at construction sites all these years. However, with Master's compassionate protection, I was always safe. Master bore my karma for me many times.

My life was given by Dafa. I have become more steadfast in my cultivation. At the same time, I pay forward what Dafa has given me through my service to other people and to society.

I voluntarily took on the responsibility of setting up satellite TV dishes to receive NTDTV (an independent Chinese-language TV station that broadcasts uncensored news about China) in nearby towns. I helped with purchasing the equipment, installation, and repair. I only collected fees for the equipment and parts. I would do my work no matter where the customers were and regardless of the weather. Sometimes, I had to work under the scorching sun in the summer or under freezing conditions in the winter. But I could bear the hardship since more people are able to learn the truth through my work.

I hope that Dafa will continue to spread all over the world so that more people can learn about it and benefit from it. I know that all my suffering was so that I could cultivate in Dafa today, and I will treasure this opportunity and do better.