(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. For the past 20 years, Master has done so much for me and shouldered many of my hardships. I cannot find any words to express my gratitude. I can only cultivate myself diligently and do the three things well to repay Master for his saving grace.

A Hard Life

I was born into a family that was oppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I excelled in school but did not receive any privileges.

I was one of two students who were not a member of the Communist Youth League in my secondary school. I was barred due to my family background. During those years, I was looked down upon and suffered much anguish.

I finally graduated from high school, found a job that I liked, and became an English teacher in a junior high school. I worked very hard.

After the Cultural Revolution, the regime became less obsessed with family background, and I felt that I could lead a normal life without being discriminated against. I was a workaholic and didn’t pay much attention to my personal life. When I was approaching 30 years old, I was introduced to a male coworker and quickly got married.

I soon found that my husband was mentally ill, but it was too late. I lived in fear every day. After my daughter was born, my husband’s illness became worse. He often walked around with a knife in his hand while threatening to kill us. It was impossible for me to live like that.

So, I quit my job, divorced him and fled to a different city 100 kilometers away to marry my current husband, who had a son two years older than my daughter. I had to look after both children and was exhausted. My husband worked as a laborer and earned barely enough for the family.

As a result, I had to run a small business to bring in extra income. I tried selling eggs and steamed buns, but I had a very hard time making a profit. I did not know to whom to turn. I cried out to the sky, “When will this miserable life end?”

Soon after, my health began to worsen. To save money for my treatment, my husband worked day and night, but he never made enough money.

Encountering Falun Dafa

Just when I felt that my life was coming to an end, I found Falun Dafa. Since then, I have not looked back.

I met a Falun Dafa practitioner while visiting my mother in the winter of 1997. She recommended Falun Dafa to me upon hearing about my poor health. She said, “It is magical. As long as you genuinely follow Dafa, all your illnesses will be cured.”

I felt encouraged and said, “As long as it can help me, I will learn it.” On the same day, I learned the five exercises. She also got me a copy of Zhuan Falun. I went home, started to study the Fa, and did the exercises every day. Within a short period of time, my main ailments were gone.

I was very happy about this. My husband was very grateful and supportive of my practicing Falun Dafa. The practice also brought me other good fortune. With the help of a friend, I started a tutoring business, and many students came to me for assistance.

I did a good job teaching them, and they improved quickly. Their parents brought me gifts, but I declined. I let them know that I followed the teachings of Falun Dafa and that I would do my best to help them without their giving me any gifts. They were all receptive to what I had to tell them about Dafa.

My business grew from one class to three classes, and I hired a math teacher to help me. I earned more than I would have made if I had kept my previous teaching job. I was very thankful to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, for saving me from an abyss of misery and bestowing such good fortune on me.

Staying Upright Even When Persecuted

Since July 20, 1999, when the communist regime began its persecution of Falun Dafa, I have not had my rightful environment in which to study the Fa and do the exercises. But I still studied and exercised at home. Not doing so was not an option for me.

However, I slacked off. I only spoke to people I knew about the persecution.

I asked myself time and again, “Is this right? Am I doing my best for Master, who had saved me, and for the Great Law? No, I cannot go on like this.”

I decided to look for other practitioners. With Master’s guidance, I found someone who was also practicing on her own at home. The two of us got together for half a day every week to study the Fa and share our understandings. Later on, another practitioner joined us.

We have studied the Fa, done the exercises, and clarified the truth together diligently ever since!

Through Fa study, I came to understand that my mission in this world is to help save people. So, I started with the students I tutored. I talked to them about the benefits of Falun Dafa and told them that it will help them with their studies if they believe in it.

I asked them to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I then helped them renounce any Communist Party organizations they had joined. Over time, the students became aware of their own improvements and Dafa’s power.

Throughout this process, I have eliminated many of my attachments, such as fear, jealousy, and selfishness. Nowadays, when students come for tutoring, the first thing I do is to help them quit the CCP.

In addition, I asked my son-in-law to drive me to my hometown in a rural area to distribute or post materials about Dafa and the persecution. He also helped me with tasks that I could not do.

I also went to apartment complexes on my own to give out and post materials.

One winter night, I was able to place large, eye-catching posters on the walls of several buildings around a busy supermarket. In the morning, many people were looking at them.

I had some health issues in the fall of 2014. At first, I just ignored them and carried on as I was supposed to: studying the Fa and doing the exercises. I even sent righteous thoughts for an extended time, but all this did not have much effect.

A few days later, I found some blisters around my waist. At my study group, I was told that this was what people called “shingles.” They sent righteous thoughts for me but with no results. The “shingles” kept spreading and covered two-thirds of my waist. I was told that this would be dangerous if it continued to spread.

I thought to myself: “I am Falun Dafa practitioner, and I need to live up to the standards.” When the pain became unbearable, I went out to post materials while reciting the formula for sending forth righteous thoughts all night: “the Fa (Fa) rectifies (zheng) the Cosmos (qian kun); the Evil (xie e) is completely (quan) eliminated (mie).”

I don’t remember how many posters I put up, but the pain left me. When I got home early in the morning, I saw that the blisters had faded and the pain had dissipated. Thank you, Master!

My Whole Family Benefited

During my 20 years of cultivation, although I have not met all of the requirements Master has set, he has given me so much. People I know have commented, “You have changed. You look really good.”

Yes. It is because I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. How can I be the same as an everyday person? I always tell them how I became the way I am and help them quit the Chinese Communist Party.

My adult children all believe in Dafa and have benefited from it. Both my daughters and son-in-law have good jobs and their own cars and apartments. My son and daughter-in-law have received the same blessings.

My husband also enjoys good health for supporting me. Nowadays, he does the exercises with me. Master has done a lot for my family and me, and he has granted us good fortune. We are grateful to Master from the bottom of our hearts.

I would not have been able to come this far without the merciful protection of our master, who has resolved large problems and even disasters for me.

I cannot adequately express my gratitude for Master. To repay him, I will have to be more diligent and do the three things well to help more people.