(Minghui.org) In honor of the Mid-Autumn Festival, many new Falun Dafa practitioners in China have sent in greetings to wish Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, a happy holiday.

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since July 1999.

These newcomers took up the practice despite the ongoing persecution. In their greetings, many shared stories of how Falun Dafa has improved their health and made them better people. They expressed their deep gratitude to Master Li for the opportunity to practice Falun Dafa.

One practitioner from Shengli Oilfield in Shandong Province said, “I began to practice Falun Dafa two years ago. The practice gives me good health and teaches me to be a good person and to be considerate of others. In such a degenerate and corrupt society in China, Falun Dafa will bring tremendous benefits and positive influence to people's hearts. I feel so lucky and honored to practice Falun Dafa.”

The rest of the well-wishers hail from the following regions:

Deyang City, Shifang City, Guanghan City, Chengdu City, Kaijiang County in Dazhou City, Sichuan ProvinceHeihe City, Jiamusi City, and Daqing City, Heilongjiang ProvinceNanjing City, Jiangsu ProvinceDalian City, Liaoning ProvinceBeijingKunming City, Yunnan ProvinceYueyang City, Hunan ProvinceQingdao City, Shandong ProvinceHailar District in Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia