Revealing the Truth in a “Traditional Household”
(Minghui.org) My family lives in a small village deep in the mountains. In recent times it has become trendy for city folk to come out to the country in search of wildlife, or an old-fashioned way of living, in what they call “returning to nature.” Our town has now become a “traditional village,” and my home is now a “traditional household.”
An international marathon was going to be held in my village in August 2017. So the organizing committee booked room and board at my house for a week.
In preparation for their visit, I put a package of informational pamphlets about Falun Dafa in each room and posted the character福 (good fortune) on the walls, flanked by the couplets of “Falun Dafa is Good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.” As soon as the head of the committee saw these in the rooms, his face dropped. He would not even look straight at me; when he spoke, he looked at me from the corners of his eyes with contempt.
I didn’t say anything, but sent righteous thoughts whenever I could. I also asked fellow practitioners to help send righteous thoughts. At the time, I was also being interfered with and was coughing a lot. I knew that I had to clear out the field of the evil and asked Master to strengthen me and to help these people learn facts about Falun Dafa.
On the first day, the boss came to speak to my husband. “All these people who are staying in your house are VIPs and journalists. What if the journalists write something about it?” My husband, who did not practice Dafa but was supportive, hesitated and wanted to put the informational materials away.
I said, “No! This is exactly what I wanted for them to learn about.” That evening, I took out a Dafa book and read a paragraph to him. After that my husband no longer wanted to put away the materials.
On the second day, my home was overrun by guests. I could feel that the house was filled with negative substances, which caused me to cough badly. So I continued to send righteous thoughts and ask for Master’s assistance.
During their stay, one of the journalists asked my husband, “Why do you have so many materials about Falun Dafa in your home?”
He replied, “Oh, my wife practices Falun Dafa. It has been 20 years now and her illnesses are all gone. I no longer have to take care of her.”
The journalist said, “I see. Please be careful.”
My husband realized from this experience that, as long as Dafa practitioners have the desire to save people, Master will assist his disciples and save the people. Persecution will not happen in such cases.
In the beginning I was too busy to cook, so I bought food from stores. But the VP of the committee was picky and asked me if the buns were store-bought, so I then decided to treat them as my own family members. I took great care to prepare homemade food for them every day.
When they were leaving, the VP asked if I could make the pies with chives from my yard for him one more time. I agreed. When I was preparing the bill for him, he pointed to the characters on the wall and said, “Charge me whatever. I trust you.”
Hearing what he said and seeing his genuine demeanor, I knew he meant his words. He probably could see that I was kind, truthful, and sincere, and that my pricing was very reasonable. Instead of haggling, he said to me that he would stay in my home again next year. He left me with two bronze medals from the marathon as souvenirs. I knew that Master was encouraging me.
“I will stay in your place again next year.” This was recognition of what I had done and what Dafa practitioners do. It meant that he understood the facts of Falun Dafa. I thank merciful Master for the opportunity to demonstrate the beauty of Falun Dafa.