(Minghui.org) I am in my 70s. I was a cadre in a village, and I used to do all sorts of propaganda work for the Chinese Communist Party. I was an atheist most of my life, until Falun Dafa changed me.

My wife is a Falun Dafa practitioner. She often told me how wonderful the practice was and how it improved a person's health and morality. I didn’t believe her and kept on drinking and smoking. I was so drunk once that I fell and broke my nose.

In 2011, I suddenly had a severe headache and my high blood pressure was really high. I was taken to a local hospital, but the doctor couldn't do anything to help me. They transferred me to a comprehensive provincial hospital. They couldn’t help me, either. I was released and sent home for palliative care.

At home, my wife said, “All right. It looks like modern medicine can’t help you. Why don't you read Zhuan Falun? Master Li can help you.”

I thought, “Am I just going to wait to die like this? I might as well try my luck with Falun Dafa.”

I did not understand most of what I read the first time I made it through Zhuan Falun. But I read it again and again. As I read it the fifth time, the characters in the book began moving. And there was sound! When I looked at Master's picture, it seemed to come alive and move towards me! I felt a hand grab something out of my head and then go back. I was perspiring profusely, but felt very good. Wow! My wife was right, this was a real practice!

When I did the exercises, I felt waves of energy go through my body. I felt full of energy after doing them. My headache, hypertension, heart irregularity, as well as other health problems, were all gone!

It happened so fast and was so amazing. The shock for an atheist like me was beyond words. It was almost too much to handle. I knew what had happened to me was real, because I personally experienced it. So all those years of brainwashing, the doctrine of atheism, was all false! I’d been deceived for so many years!

I do not know how to repay Master for his saving grace. But I want to tell everyone about what happened to me. I will tell everyone that Falun Dafa is good!

Mr. Chen, a villager my age, fell at work, and was taken to the hospital. When they checked him over, they discovered that he had bladder cancer. I went to visit Chen, told him my story, and gave him the book Zhuan Falun. He acknowledged that Dafa is good and he recovered very quickly. He is also practicing Falun Dafa now.

Mr. Chen planted corn next to his neighbor who planted peanuts. His neighbor worried that the corn would intrude into his land so he spread weedkiller on it.

Chen asked me what to do when he found out that his corn seedlings had withered. I told him that we cultivators of Dafa must abide by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. He did not confront his neighbor.

When it was harvest time, his corn was unusually large and he had a huge yield that year! It caused quite a stir in our community. Everyone knew that he was blessed because he practiced Falun Dafa.

I am so fortunate to practice Falun Dafa and am forever grateful for Master's saving grace. Even though the persecution makes life difficult, that will not deter me from cultivating solidly. I am a bit late to the practice, but I will diligently catch up. I will not let Master down.