(Minghui.org) Continued from Part 1.

Encouraging Fellow Practitioners to Help Make People Aware of the Persecution

I made phone calls to people with information about the persecution for a few years, but the results declined over time. People often hung up. After 2018, it became very difficult for me to buy phone sim cards and the authorities also had tighter censorship on the cards so that they could be deactivated very quickly. I thought it was time to switch from phone calls to talking to people face-to-face. However, most of the practitioners in my area are not yet able to clarify the truth face to face. No matter how much I do, my own accomplishment cannot compare to the group effort.

I asked a fellow practitioner, Hui, to come with me to talk to people in person, so that we could encourage more practitioners to come along. I suggested that she write down what she planned to say and then practice with her friends and family first.

Before the 2019 Chinese New Year, Hui and I prepared thousands of cards with the Chinese character for “blessing” on them to distribute to every household in our town. We found other practitioners to help and went out in pairs. We used the opportunity to help make people aware of the truth about Dafa and encourage them to quit the CCP and its related organizations. We delivered them all in ten days—and more than 500 people quit the CCP and its organizations! We were all greatly encouraged.

In March of this year, the CCP virus (Covid 19) broke out and quickly spread around the world. The infection cases and deaths increased by the day.

Hui and I printed out 500 copies of an ancient prophecy about this outbreak and distributed it to every household. Hui and her husband drove to other towns and villages to distribute them. The two of them worked well together. Sometimes they were able to persuade 40-50 people to quit the CCP. Other practitioners went to villages in their own towns.

I went to one village by myself. I saw people dancing and realized that I knew two of them. I brought up the persecution and persuaded them to quit the CCP. The rest of the dancers—over ten people—also quit. People nearby came to see what I was distributing and asked for the material. I told them about the persecution and helped them quit the CCP, for a total of 42 people that day.

As the pandemic gradually subsided, the small tourist spot in our area with a scenic lake and lotus blossoms opened to the public on August 8. People from surrounding cities and counties came to visit. There are several wooden bridges stretching over the lake, as well as pavilions surrounded by large trees. There is also entertainment with dancers and singers. It attracts many visitors.

Fellow practitioners and I went there on weekends to clarify the facts and the results were encouraging. One weekend, 31 people quit the CCP; the following weekend, it was 40; and another week, 65 people quit!

Fellow practitioners were all proactively carrying out their duties. More and more of them stopped making phone calls and stepped up to talk to people in person. One day, the number of people who quit was more than the number that had quit in several months through making phone calls!

People Awaken to the Facts

Master told us:

“People with predestined relationships and those who can be saved can be made to--made to by Master's Law Bodies, righteous gods, or the immense field that Dafa has formed in the world--appear right before you in any of a range of settings, providing them with a chance to learn the truth. But you have to carry it out, and it doesn't work if you're not out there doing things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VII)

Hui told me: “One day, I helped a gentleman quit the Party. Later, he came back with two women and asked me to help them quit. On another day, I came across a woman who told me that she worked in the police department and specialized in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. She would have arrested me if it were two years ago, but she knows now that we are all good people and asked me to be careful.”

I went to the scenic lake again one weekend and met four people from a different city. They walked fast but I caught up with them after a hundred yards. I clarified the facts to them. They were impressed that I was 82 years old and looked much younger than my age.

Two of them told me that they had joined the Youth League, another was a Young Pioneer, and the last one was a Party member. After the first three agreed to withdraw from the Youth League and Young Pioneers, the CCP member remained silent. I continued to encourage him and told him that quitting the Party wouldn’t affect his job or safety. But when he quit from his heart, he would be blessed and protected when heaven eliminates the CCP. He finally agreed.

I told them that, when they come across any danger in the future, they would be all right if they recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They all thanked me.

People often asked me for directions. I never missed the opportunity to tell them the facts about Dafa and help them quit the Party after I gave them directions.

I paid attention to my appearance and demeanor and always smiled in greeting. I wanted to give whoever I met a good impression.

I met a couple in their 50s near the lake and we had a nice chat. When I asked them whether they had joined any CCP organizations, the man stopped me and said he knew what I was going to say next.

I told him that I was 82 and it didn’t do me any good to trick him into doing something.

“Wow, you’re 82? You look so healthy and young! All right, I will listen to what you have to say.”

I told them about the persecution and asked them to remember “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

He repeated the phrases after me and thanked me before they moved on.

Study the Fa and Do the Three Things Well

Master told us:

“That is why Fa-study is still the most, most important thing—it is the fundamental guarantee for all that you are to do. If you cannot keep up in Fa-study, then there is no hope.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)

When the CCP virus was rampant in the city, the city was locked down and only a very few people were out. I used the time to study all of Master's Fa teachings. The Fa is the foundation and the fundamental guarantee for us to do everything well. We have been doing a lot of things to save people and I am fully aware that it is our historic mission.

One's Safety Comes from Firmly Believing in Master and Dafa

Master taught us:

“What is true faith? You’re merely saying with your mouth that you have faith, but in your heart you don’t actually have faith. Why do I say that? Because when you truly have faith your actions match your words.” (Teachings at the Conference in Europe)

Master also told us:

“But although you can’t see me in person, as long as you practice cultivation, I’m actually right by your side. And as long as you practice cultivation, I can be responsible for you all the way to the end” (“Teaching the Fa in New York City,” Lectures in the United States)

One day when I was in the kitchen cooking, I suddenly felt dizzy. I saw the table tilting and felt like I was about to fall. I immediately shouted out loud, “Master! Save me!” Everything went back to normal right away! Tears ran down my face. I knew Master had saved me! Thank you, Master!

I continued cooking. If I did not believe Master was right next to me and could save me, the outcome might have been disastrous.

Master's Fa teaching appeared in my mind:

“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin II)

Another time I suddenly needed to go to the bathroom. I passed a large amount of black bloody stuff. I knew my body was experiencing another round of purification. I repeated that for three days. I was deeply grateful for Master's mercy.

As cultivators, we know Master cleansed our bodies as soon as we began practicing. If we think it is an illness, we are looking for trouble. The old forces will arrange it so that it seems as if the old ailment has returned. It will use it to test us. If you are frightened, then you might be in danger. Some fellow practitioners were scared and worried about it and ended up dead. How sad!

Let me use Master's Fa teaching to encourage us all:

“that the number of lives to be saved before the final moment arrives has not reached the amount it should; and that there is still a portion of Dafa disciples that hasn’t kept up. That is the key reason why the end of this undertaking still hasn’t been enacted.” (“Be More Diligent,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)

“Yet as I’ve just said, it’s come to the last stage, and we should all the more do well what we should do, as the closer it gets to the end, the more critical it is.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference”)

“This predestined opportunity of tens of millions of years, or even eons, and the long wait we have all been through, as with all that we have borne throughout history—all of it was for today.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)

This is my understanding at this time, please kindly point out shortcomings!

Thank you, Master!Thank you, fellow practitioners!