Telling People about Falun Dafa at a Class Reunion
(Minghui.org) I graduated from high school nearly 30 years ago and have not kept up with many of my classmates. Since I practice Falun Dafa, I have wanted to tell them all the truth about the persecution. Finally, I had my chance – a class reunion!
Some of my former classmates set up a WeChat group and suggested we have a 30-year reunion. The idea was well received, and everyone was notified quickly. A former teacher was also contacted. Everyone seemed excited to get together!
I knew Master Li was providing this opportunity for me to tell everyone the facts about Dafa and to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I discussed this wonderful opportunity with other practitioners in my Fa study group. They provided materials for me to take and were very supportive. With their help and support, I felt confident.
A few days before the reunion was to take place, our class teacher posted some dos and don’ts in the WeChat group, asking everyone to pay attention to safety and to keep the conversation friendly by avoiding talking about politics. Initially that worried me, because it was as if this warning was directed at me. I wondered if my clarifying the truth would meet the teacher's requirement. As soon as I had such a thought, I immediately realized that it was wrong, as it was not aligned with the Fa, and that I must not accept such negativity.
Master told us,
“Everything in the world was established and created for the Fa-rectification, and Dafa disciples are the great figures of our time. Since ancient times the beings in all realms have waited in anticipation.” (“To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III).
The reason everyone has come to this world is to learn about Dafa and be offered salvation. I should not disappoint them! As a Dafa disciple, I should play the main role and not let interference stop me. My fellow practitioners continued to encourage me.
I packed up all the truth-clarification magazines into my luggage and planned to drive to my hometown for the reunion. My husband was concerned about me driving myself and asked if maybe I could carpool with someone else. I felt confident I could drive myself and knew that Master would protect me. I left early in the morning to allow plenty of time and thought about my mission on the way.
When I arrived at the hotel, the teacher asked some of us to visit two elderly handicapped teachers. We brought them flowers and gifts. I also took Falun Dafa magazines. These two teachers could not remember our names but were delighted that we came to see them after so many years. Time was short that day, so I was only able to leave them each a magazine.
After the visit, we went to our teacher's home. His wife was our former math teacher. The couple lived with their children in another city and had come just for the reunion. They were so happy to see us!
We reminisced about the past and took many photos of us all together. I was able to catch our teacher's wife in another room and told her about the persecution of Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP. She understood and gladly quit the CCP. When we left, I gave her the brochure Dissolving the Party Culture. My class teacher had also been a CCP party member; I helped him withdraw from it a few years ago. I was really happy for their wise choices.
We had various activities in the park that afternoon. We all enjoyed reminiscing and taking photos. It was as if no time had passed, and we were all classmates once again. One of my classmates now had his own company in Shanghai and another was a middle school teacher in Dongying. I helped them both quit the CCP.
The one from Dongying told me that her husband's sister once practiced Falun Dafa, but after the persecution began, her family pressured her to stop. I told her that the Tiananmen Square Self-immolation was a hoax staged by the CCP. She was surprised and agreed to quit one of the CCP’s youth organizations. She admired me for refusing to give up my belief despite the persecution.
I was once a shy, quiet girl. Not anymore! It is the greatness of Dafa that make us determined not to give in to the persecution.
At the dinner party, I gave everyone present a bag of truth-clarification materials, which were graciously accepted. I did not help them all quit the CCP but hope they will have that opportunity once they read the information.
The process of clarifying the truth during the reunion went very smoothly. Many of my classmates remarked how young and healthy I looked.
I felt very positive and full of energy all throughout the weekend. I knew I had a mission to help save these people, and I knew this was the power of Dafa.
Of course I talked with a few classmates who refused to quit the CCP, including some I was once close to and thought would be more willing to accept the truth. But offering salvation to people is very serious, and we cannot use ordinary standards to evaluate people.
I was happy for those who understood the truth. One of my classmates was a police officer. He already understood the truth, so I helped him quit the CCP.
One classmate who was a good photographer took many photos of us in the park. He even took a photo of me sitting on a stone bench with a classmate. The image recorded the very moment I was explaining the facts to him and was posted on our classmate's blog. My heart was filled with joy, and I felt so lucky and proud to be a Dafa disciple.
I helped at least 30 people quit the CCP, and most everyone took home a truth-clarification magazine.
As long as we have the heart to assist Master in saving people, Master will make arrangements for us. It's critical to keep righteous thoughts. Of course, we must first study the Fa and cultivate ourselves well.
Master has told us the importance of Fa study many times:
“Dafa disciples are the hope for salvation of each ethnic group. If you are to do well at the task of saving sentient beings, you first must cultivate yourselves well. Only by studying the Fa more can your righteous thoughts be ample, and only by studying the Fa well can a Dafa disciple fulfill his or her historic mission.” (“To the Brazil Fa Conference” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Through this experience, I discovered that I haven't paid enough attention to my righteous thoughts. I still have the attachments of worry and an impatient heart. I know very well I still have a long way to go to meet Master's requirements and reach enlightenment.