The Story of Three Housemaids
(Minghui.org) I stayed with my 90-year-old mother this Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020). We hired three housemaids, one after the other, to take care of her. At first, each one had misunderstandings about Falun Dafa but eventually changed her mind. One of them even began to practice Falun Dafa.
The first housemaid observed me quietly when she saw me do the exercises. She later told me that her husband was misled by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) negative propaganda about Falun Dafa, so he was worried about her safety. After being around me, she told her husband that practitioners were kind and she thought my home was the safest place to be.
“After observing you, I know that Falun Dafa practitioners are good,” she said. “The CCP propaganda on TV is false and misleading.”
I gave her brochures about Falun Dafa. When she learned about the CCP’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners, she said, “This is bad! Heaven will punish them! How can I help you?”
She told her family about Falun Dafa and the CCP's true nature. Her son, her daughter-in-law, her brother, and her sister-in-law all quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
She and my mother often said, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They encouraged me in my efforts to tell people about the persecution.
That housemaid had to take care of her daughter-in-law, who was about to have a baby, and left reluctantly.
My mother hired another housemaid around the time that news of the CCP virus (coronavirus) outbreak was officially released after being covered up. Many cities were locked down.
This housemaid was worried and frightened. She disinfected the entire house with alcohol and other disinfectants. She did not dare to go out and did not let me go outside, either, fearing that her son and daughter would be infected.
“Your coming to our home means that we have a predestined relationship,” I told her. “Just remember: ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and occasionally say these words.”
She was skeptical and said, “Do you believe in Falun Dafa? How can you educated people believe in that?”
Because of the lockdown, I worked from home. I didn't ask her to do much so that she could adapt to my mother’s home and routine. She said, “I used to work as a caregiver in a hospital. I was always so tired. Now I live a good life in your home.”
She prayed in her room while I did the exercises. She listened quietly when I read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, to my mother. She didn't oppose what I said, but was still doubtful.
When one of my cousins was hospitalized, I decided to visit him. When she heard that I planned to go to the hospital, she objected. She said that I could go if I did not return to my mother’s home directly. She asked me to use disinfectant and to change clothes when I returned. I agreed.
She was unhappy when I came back from the hospital. She disinfected the house and avoided me. She said she did not want to catch the virus and threatened to resign. She called her relatives and complained.
Seeing how frightened she was, I put on a face mask and kept my distance from her. I told her, “If you really want to leave, I can give you your final payment. But think it over. We can talk about it tomorrow.”
The next day she said, “I’ve thought it over. You are very kind and brave to go to the hospital to see your cousin. Weren’t you afraid? You think of others but not yourself. I admire you!
“I'm a Christian and I believe that God will save me when bad things happen. But I am afraid. I was scared when you went to the hospital. After we talked, I feel better. I don’t want to resign.”
I explained that many people felt they were blessed after keeping in mind and saying, ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ She nodded.
“Don’t be afraid. Dafa's Master will protect you!” my mother said.
“Your mother said Dafa's Master would protect me,” the housemaid said and was almost moved to tears.
After she visited her son's home, she came down with a fever, had a dry cough, and sounded hoarse. She denied it was the virus, but was afraid. I felt sorry that she was so deceived by the CCP’s propaganda. I comforted her and said, “This virus turned into an epidemic because the CCP initially tried to hide it. You cannot see the virus. How do you overcome it?
“Please remember and say, ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ Righteous energy will fill your body. You will be all right.” She nodded.
She began to say the phrases. She was pleased to tell me that her fever was gone the next day and she only occasionally coughed at night.
“Please continue reciting those phrases. Your illness will be gone, too.” I said.
Before she left for another commitment, she invited me to have dinner in her home.
“You treat me the best,” she said sincerely. “We are like sisters. After being with you, I now know that Falun Dafa is good. You do not fear the plague because you have Dafa and Master.”
She said, “My spiritual belief is not as good as yours. Dafa is the best! I will remember ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’”
We later hired another housemaid. After she arrived she said, “The coronavirus spread from the U.S. to China. Now the pandemic is worse in other countries. China is safe now.”
She said she appreciated the CCP for giving her a pension. I pointed out that the CCP deceives people and misleads them to think that loving the Party is being patriotic.
I gave her the books Nine Commentaries on Communist Party and The Ultimate Goal of Communism to read, and a video, How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World. She soon changed her view and understood that being patriotic does not mean one has to love the Party. She earned her pension because she worked hard.
Now my mother, the third housemaid, and I study the Fa together. The housemaid said it was her great fortune to meet us and be introduced to Falun Dafa.