(Minghui.org) The COVID pandemic in China was severe at the end of 2022. Almost everyone, regardless of age, was infected, and the death toll has soared, mostly among the elderly. Funeral homes were overwhelmed with bodies. The family members of the deceased thus had to seek someone with influence in the community to obtain burial for their loved ones. More money was required to have their loved ones cremated and put to rest, even in rural areas.

The virus is relentless, but eight elderly people in my area were safe and sound amid the rampant pandemic. Some are acquaintances in our village and some are my relatives. They all understood the facts about Falun Dafa, and have been blessed. Below are their stories. 

Uncle Li Is Friendly to Dafa Practitioners

Uncle Li is an 82-year-old retired worker. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Dafa in 1999, he knew the practice was good and that Dafa practitioners were being wronged. He sympathized with practitioners who were illegally sentenced and helped their families cope with financial difficulty. Uncle Li and his family members are always happily to accept Dafa informational materials. He smiles at Falun Dafa practitioners every time he sees us.

For three generations Uncle Li’s family has been blessed by Dafa. His grandson, who is a taxi driver in the city, bought a house and is about to marry a beautiful woman from the neighborhood. His son has earned a good income by farming and contracting projects. 

While his wife passed away two years ago, Li has remained hale and hearty. He has learned to cook his own meals to ease the children’s worries. The pandemic has spread widely and killed many people since last year, but uncle Li was fine. He still helps his son raise the cows and does the household chores as usual.

Ms. Wang Helps Me Clarify the Truth

Ms. Wang is 89 years old. I have told her the facts about Falun Dafa and she believes that Falun Dafa is good.

One day, her husband suffered an acute medical problem and was admitted to the county hospital. She was very worried and stopped me on the street the next day. 

She said, “My husband has been unconscious since he was sent to the hospital yesterday. I am not sure if the hospital can treat him. You are a Dafa practitioner. Is there any way to help him?” 

I said, “Yes, Falun Dafa can save your husband. If you and your children recite ‘Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ for him in the hospital, he could recover.” Two weeks later, her husband was discharged from the hospital. 

One day, I sat at the same table with Ms. Wang at a wedding banquet. She told people at the table how Dafa saved her husband. She said she has benefited from reciting “Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” herself and she urged others to do the same. 

I was grateful that Ms. Wang helped me clarify the truth. She was not infected even though the pandemic was extremely severe. Despite her old age, she still helps her children do the housework. 

Elderly Ms. Gao Stays Strong 

Ms. Gao is 85 years old. She has a strong personality, but she is kindhearted.

More than ten years ago, one of her sons suffered a brain tumor. I visited her and told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” for her son. She immediately asked her son to follow suit, saying, “Your aunt (referring to me) came to help you. Please hurry up and recite ‘Falun Dafa is good.’ Your father and I will also recite it for you.” Blessed by Falun Dafa, the child recovered quickly without any sequelae.

Later that year, Ms. Gao’s husband passed away. She cried every day. When I went to see her, I comforted her and encouraged her to move on. She understood and thanked me. 

I have given Ms. Gao Minghui calendars every year since then. I always remind her to recite the auspicious phrases. She thanks me for caring about her. I came across her children one day before the New Year. The pandemic was fierce at that time. The children told me that their mother was fine. 

Neighbor Posts Dafa Couplets on Her Doors

My neighbor suffered a stroke and became bedridden last year. She could not speak. I visited her and told her to silently recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” A few days after my visit, this neighbor was able to talk. Then, she stood up and walked. Soon after, she was able to take care of everything herself. 

My neighbor respects and believes in Dafa. She has put up Dafa couplets on all doors around her house every new year. The pandemic was serious, but her family was not infected and are all very healthy. 

Mr. Zhang Helped His Wife Distribute Dafa Materials

Mr. Zhang is 78. His wife is a Falun Dafa practitioner. In the past 24 years of persecution, he has offered a lot of help to the practitioners in need. He also has often solved problems for the practitioners in the village.

Mr. Zhang always enjoyed listening to the practitioners’ stories that his wife talked about and watching Dafa videos. He respected Master and often paid homage to him. He pasted Dafa couplets on the gate in front of his house. He helped his wife hand out the truth-clarifying materials. He also talked to his acquaintances about the beauty of Falun Dafa.

Although he is near 80, he remains in good health and is still able to farm the land. Like other elderly persons in the village mentioned here, he did not contract the COVID virus. 

My Sister Became a Falun Dafa Practitioner

My 78-year-old sister has rosy cheeks and a glow of health. She used to be a Buddhist and disagreed with my belief in Falun Dafa, but she became a Dafa practitioner after she heard a shocking story a few years ago.

The mother of a fellow Buddhist appeared in her daughter’s dream after she died. She told her daughter that she could not return to Heaven because she was a Buddhist and that only a Dafa practitioner can return.

My sister changed her attitude upon hearing about the dream. Not only did she renounce her membership in the Chinese Communist Party, she also helped other Buddhists to quit the Party. After reading the book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, she further understood the evil nature of the Communist Party. She often told the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution to people around her. 

My sister has had good health in the past few years. She was able to work and earn money to become financially independent. At the peak of the pandemic last year, she did not get infected.

Now, she not only takes care of her husband, but also helps her children do field work in the farming seasons.

My Wife’s Brother-in-Law Built a Home for Us

My wife’s brother-in-law has a glowing face with silver hair. At age 86, he is sprightly, optimistic, and talkative. 

In early 2000, he noticed that our house was old and not habitable anymore. He offered to build a new one for us, despite the fact that he was approaching 70 years old. 

He worked tirelessly. He lived in another village. He left home early and got home late every day for half a year, in order to finish the construction in time. He also put up a beautiful courtyard in front of the house. We couldn’t thank him more for all his work.

He was slightly under the weather during the peak of the pandemic last year, but quickly recovered.

My Sister-in-Law Protected a Dafa Practitioner in Need

When I was forced to live away from home to avoid the persecution more than ten years ago, I often stayed at the home of my wife’s sister. Her whole family protected me and treated me warmly every time I went to her house. They made all kinds of delicious food for me. 

I distributed Dafa leaflets to people door-to-door while staying with them. They were aware of it and not afraid. One night, I distributed more than 300 leaflets to the homes in the village. The next morning, her husband went to the street to buy tofu. He came back and happily told me that many people who got the leaflets praised practitioners for having courage. I was deeply gratified for his kind words!

My wife’s sister has received blessings. She suffered from a severe cough and asthma since childhood, but the illness suddenly disappeared ten years ago. Her family was extremely poor, but they now have a prosperous life since her husband began raising sheep.

My sister-in-law’s daughter was also poor, but after years of hard work, her family finally amassed one million yuan. Her son has made a fortune from his car business. Her grand daughter is now studying at a prestigious university. My sister-in-law’s husband, nearly 80 years old, was in good health during the pandemic at the end of last year.