Making Phone Calls Again to Save Lives
(Minghui.org) I had wanted to join the phone calling team on the RTC (Rapid Tuidang Center) platform for a long time. I wanted to call the people in China to tell them about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Frustrated at First
I installed the software and paid the fees to use the calling tools over the Internet. I participated in several RTC training sessions and then made a couple phone calls to China, trying to tell people about Falun Gong.
However, my calls did not lead to favorable outcomes. I felt frustrated and stopped calling. I felt guilty about quitting, but I was unable to get over it.
Coordinators Help with Training
Several RTC platform coordinators contacted our calling team recently to ask to join us at our group Fa study and to share their experiences with us about making phone calls to tell people about Falun Gong. They encouraged us to not miss the last opportunities to save lives.
The practitioners on our team were all excited and signed up for the sharing. I also signed up, determined to cherish such an opportunity and to catch up in making phone calls to save lives.
We organized our first large-scale telephone platform sharing and training and gathered in a virtual conference room. Several experienced practitioners made phone calls to China to tell people about Falun Gong as the rest of us listened in.
All of us present sent forth righteous thoughts to strengthen the righteous field. I felt the strong energy field of our righteous thoughts.
Another’s Perseverance and Determination Encourages Me
A practitioner from Taiwan called an officer in the public security system. After she'd said only a few words, the other party started cursing and hung up.
The practitioner did not give up. She dialed again, and as soon as the other party picked up the phone, she started telling him about Falun Gong. The other party hung up again. She kept on dialing and speaking, and he kept hanging up.
We all sent forth righteous thoughts, and I clearly sensed the intensity of the battle between righteousness and evil. The perseverance of this practitioner impressed me greatly.
The other party gradually started to listen, and then listened more and more. In the end, he listened for a long time.
The evil factors behind him were disintegrated. He came to understand what the practitioner was saying and his attitude changed completely. He sincerely thanked her for the phone call.
The joy of a life that has come to understand the truth touched all of us in the conference room. The perseverance and determination of the practitioner encouraged me greatly.
Preparing to Make Phone Calls
I was inexperienced in making such calls, so a practitioner on our team suggested that I read a script when I called. She encouraged me: “After you read the script three times, you will be able to say it as if you had written it.”
The practitioners in the team had put together very touching scripts, and simply reading them fluently would be very moving.
However, the old forces always create difficulties for us, and if we lack strong righteous thoughts and firm determination, we will be unable to overcome them.
The first time I read a script, my tongue seemed to fail me and I could not read without stammering. I thought, “There's no way the old forces can stop me from telling people about Falun Gong on the phone.”
I was determined to keep reading. I read the script character by character, slowly but surely and clearly. I gradually became more and more fluent.
Making Phone Calls Again
I then started making phone calls. As soon as the other party picked up, I started reading the script. If the other party hung up, I would dial back.
I dialed a phone number multiple times, and several people picked up the phone and then hung up. At last, someone picked up the phone and listened to me read the manuscript for a short time. He then asked me questions about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident.
I told him that Jiang Zemin’s regime had fabricated the incident to incite people's hatred toward Falun Gong and to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
I explained that Falun Dafa is a Buddha-school cultivation practice with miraculous healing power that it teaches people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people. I told him that Falun Dafa teaches people not to kill and not to commit suicide.
He suddenly said with all due sincerity, “I just realized that I am not a good person.”
I asked him if he had quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. He said that practitioners had helped him quit the CCP, but he had not yet received his resignation certificate. I asked him for his name and phone number and he gave them to me without hesitation. Before he hung up, he asked me to call him back later.
The Feeling I Had When I Just Started Cultivating Returns
As I was lying in bed the night after I made phone calls for the first time, I felt warmth throughout my whole body. I also felt something emitting from the acupuncture points at the bottoms of my feet.
I knew in my heart that Master was purifying my body. This experience reminded me of the same feeling I had every night when I just started practicing Falun Gong. Joining the calling team and making phone calls to save lives brought back the feeling I had when I just started cultivation. Thank you, Master!
Actively Participating in the RTC Platform
The coordinator asked me to arrange a time to be on duty on the RTC platform. I scheduled three times that I was sure I could be on duty. At the scheduled times I signed into the platform to read the Fa, send righteous thoughts, and make phone calls to tell people about Falun Gong and the persecution.
In cases where there was an urgent need to make phone calls, I also did my best to sign into the platform to make phone calls, even when it was not my scheduled time.