(Minghui.org) I am 70 years old and live in a village. I started practicing Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, in 1995 when practitioners came to my village to teach it. I am fortunate to be a Dafa practitioner and have a healthy body.

In the past, I'd had liver cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and sciatica. I tried all the well-known Chinese cures, but none worked.

I loved the book Falun Gong my brother brought home from a nine-day class offered by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong. This was the only Dafa book available at the time. I finished it in one day. I then learned the five exercises from the book. I also taught them to my neighbors. Dozens of people did the exercises in my courtyard every day.

From reading Falun Gong, I understood the meaning of life and that cultivation is difficult and painful because it is a process of eliminating karma. As Master has taught us, we must consider ourselves as practitioners and maintain our good character.

Master said,

“In spiritual practice you have to go through ordeals, and they serve to test whether you can become free of your emotions and desires and the sway they hold over you.” (Zhuan Falun)

In the winter of 2002, when I was busy building new houses, my face suddenly developed ulcers and started itching. It swelled and turned red. My face was so swollen that my eyes were little slits. Then it cracked, and yellow liquid oozed out from the cracks. It hurt just to eat.

The pain lasted for almost two months. I knew it was karma accumulated from previous lives, so I did not take it seriously. I was not frightened because it was Master purifying my body. I firmly believed in Master and Dafa.

The carpenter who was working on my houses suggested that I go to the hospital. He was surprised that my face had fully recovered when he finished his work later. He witnessed a miracle of Falun Dafa.

Because I am a cultivator, I take any ordeal lightly. This is why I passed this test easily. Master really gave me a new life.