(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa was introduced to the public 27 years ago and has since been embraced around the world. Many people, especially the family members of Falun Dafa practitioners, have benefited from the practice even though they themselves do not cultivate. They are supportive—despite the persecution—and have been blessed.

In honor of World Falun Dafa Day and the birthday of Master Li Hongzhi, May 13, many practitioners’ family members sent greetings to Master Li, wishing him a happy birthday.

One from Shanghai said, “We all know that Falun Dafa is great and that practitioners are good people. We are supportive. Ever since the persecution started, when people slander Falun Dafa because they've been deceived by the Communist Party’s lies, we always speak up. We also help practitioners tell people the facts about the persecution. We feel lucky to know the truth and that we have been protected by Master Li.”

A practitioner from Fushun City, Liaoning Province, said, “My husband has always supported my Falun Dafa cultivation since I started in March 1999. Although he does not cultivate, he often helps me hand out Falun Dafa flyers and sometimes listens to Master's lectures.

“He had a heart attack on December 13, 2018. He looked pale. I told him to repeat, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' We called an ambulance. On the way to the hospital, the doctor said that he'd had an acute myocardial infarction, and it was serious. I kept reminding him to say those words, and he did before the surgery.

Although the doctor said the surgery was too late—it had been four hours since he'd had the heart pain—I believed that Master would save him. The surgery was successful, and the doctor said it was a miracle. I knew that Master had saved him.”

The grandson of a practitioner in Tonghua, Jilin Province, wrote, “When I was very young, my grandmother taught me the words ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’.” I believe that those words healed my congenital heart disease. Although I don't cultivate, I follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My four-year-old sister knows to repeat those words, too.”

Someone from Nanchong, Sichuan Province, said, “My parents and parents-in-law are all practitioners. I have witnessed the changes in them after they started to practice. Being their son, their health is very important to me. I was surprised and happy to see that all of their health problems were healed by the practice. They often tell my wife and me amazing stories about Dafa. They've also told us about Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and other things from Dafa's teachings, which have answered many of our questions. Although we don't practice, we try to follow those teachings in our daily lives. We have all benefited from Dafa, and we thank Master Li for his guidance and protection.”

The greetings were also sent from the following areas:

Huaihua, Hunan Province; Yantai, Shandong Province; Ziyang, Sichuan Province; Chengdu, Sichuan Province; Deyang, Sichuan Province; Jiamusi, Helongjiang Province; and Qingdao, Shandong Province.