Helping People Stay Safe Amidst the Coronavirus Crises
(Minghui.org) My name is Fenfang, and I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa in July 1999, I went to Beijing in 2000 to appeal for justice for the practice. I was arrested and detained at a forced labor camp for one year and seven months.
Despite the incarceration, I never wavered my faith in Falun Dafa, having benefited so much from it personally. At 63 years old, my eyesight is still as good as when I was young and my mind remains sharp and clear. I can work very well on computer like my younger colleagues. I owed it to Falun Dafa for giving me a good health and felt compelled to expose the CCP's persecution.
I talk to people about Falun Dafa whenever possible. I also urge them to quit the CCP and tell them that sincerely reciting the two precious phrases “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” will bring them blessings.
After the coronavirus epidemic broke out last December, I mainly use two channels to spread the information about Falun Dafa: face to face conversation and distributing truth-clarification materials in nearby residential zones. I found these two methods are very direct and also help me to have instant communication with people and clear up their misunderstandings right away.
My daughter-in-law took her little boy to see her parents in early January. I called her as soon as the news of the coronavirus outbreak came out. I reminded them to recite the phrases, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” which I had told them before and they all responded positively over the phone.
I have known my daughter-in-law's mother for more than four years and have met her a few times. Each time I saw her I clarified the truth to her and told her to remember “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I was really pleased that she remembered what I had told her earlier.
I also realized that people would remember what we had said to them at critical moments.
Around 80% of my friends or relatives have learned the truth about Falun Dafa, and I feel confident that they will stay safe and pull through the coronavirus crisis.
My daughter-in-law called me in early February, saying that her neighbor's family had been to Wuhan and all three of them had now tested positive. She told me that the man in the family had been in her parents' courtyard and chatted with them, and none of them were wearing a face mask at the time.
She then said to me with confidence, “We'll all be fine because we are protected.”
Indeed, all her family members have remained safe and sound.
Further Clarifying the Truth to People
I am a public servant. I have clarified the truth to my colleagues before and some have also quit the CCP organizations. Still, I feel I need to remind them what to do amid the epidemic outbreak.
Since it is not always convenient to talk to them, I wrote down what I wanted to say to them on small paper slips: “The way to overcome plague, disaster and infection ---- Sincerely reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’”
When my colleagues saw what I had written, most of them said, “Okay” with a smile. Some also said, “Of course. They are very good in the first place.”
I put a paper slip on the desk of one of my colleagues, and said to her, “Please take a look and share with your husband and your daughter,” I said to her.
She told me on the next day, “My husband put your note in his pocket and said it's a life-saving amulet.”
Her younger sister also works in our workplace and I clarified the truth to her more than ten years ago.
One day, the sister came to our office, so I put a paper slip on my desk and said to her, “Take a look at this.”
My colleague said to her, “Put it in your pocket. It's a life-saving amulet.”
There is another colleague. I clarified the truth to her about ten days ago. I know she also has a sister and said I would like to have a chat with her if I got to see her.
“Don't bother,” the colleague said. “My younger sister is a Party member. She won't quit.”
Not long after, her younger sister came to see her. I encouraged her to quit the CCP, and to our surprise, she immediately agreed to do so.
I realized that the sentient beings have not forgotten what Dafa practitioners have been telling them all these years, and they are all clear-headed at the critical moment regardless of the CCP's propaganda.
The Lockdown Cannot Stop Us from Saving People
Time is pressing and I need more truth-clarification materials, so I went to see the practitioner who usually prints the materials for us at home.
Despite the security guard at the entrance of her neighborhood, I walked in as usual without any trouble. I went to the practitioner's home one more time to get more materials, and nobody stopped me at the gate.
Distributing a Variety of Truth-clarification Materials
There are six residential zones near where I live, with up to 10,000 households. My younger sister and I often went to distribute truth-clarification materials in these zones in the past.
Even during the lockdown, I was still able to get in these zones to distribute truth-clarification materials.
I would carry a variety of materials with me to help people learn the truth about Falun Dafa, the “quit CCP” movement, and how to stay safe amid the coronavirus outbreak, etc. Such materials inspire kind thoughts from people, and are helpful to them even if they have already understood the facts about Dafa.
During the month-long lockdown, my sister and I managed to distribute over 400 sets of truth-clarification materials.
Not Swayed by Surface Phenomenon
Even though I have clarified the truth to most of my colleagues at work, we still hold quite different views on many issues because there is just so much of the CCP propaganda on WeChat that they read every day. They tend to believe what they hear and read without question. They cannot differentiate between China and the Chinese Communist Party, either, and sometimes I find it quite hard to help them.
They are aware that the CCP tells lies because they have to write fake reports themselves according to the requirements from the superiors, but they don't know what the truth is since all they see and read are lies told by the CCP.
They cannot freely share their views on WeChat either, because people can only post what the CCP allows people to see and every WeChat user has to sign some kind of pledge to promise that they would not say anything at odds with the party leadership.
There are seventeen people in my section, and five of us female employees are sharing one office. Two are relatively new as they were demoted to work in our office only last year.
I thought I might be able to persuade them to quit the CCP now that they had been demoted, but each time I tried to talk to them, they got very angry and showed resentment towards me.
So I decided to give them some truth-clarification materials to read first. One of them accepted the material, but the other one refused. The one who accepted the material still refused to quit the CCP.
The other two colleagues believe what I told them, even though they still go along with the CCP propaganda on the superficial level. They told me that they do so only in words, meaning that they believe in Dafa and quit the CCP from their hearts. I came to see that I shall not be swayed by what my colleagues did on the surface, such as showing loyalty to the CCP.
I used to worry if those who had quit the CCP might change their mind under the influence of the CCP propaganda. Then I realized there is no need for such concern because the CCP cannot change people at the microscopic level where their knowing side had already learned the truth.