[Minghui Net]

It may have been God's will or just a coincidence, but the mayors of two cities in Nevada issued proclamations praising Falun Dafa just as Vice-Consul-General Liu Guangyuan (of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco) "visited" Nevada. Vice-Consul-General Liu viciously attacked Falun Dafa in front of the Vice-Governor of Nevada, the Kalark County Committee and many prominent members of the Chinese community. In return, these people offered high praise for the peacefulness and forbearance of Falun Gong practitioners and the selfless contribution of the Falun Dafa community.

On March 30, the open-minded and gregarious mayor of the city of Reno met personally with Falun Dafa practitioners from Nevada, and set the date of March 30 as Falun Dafa Day in Reno. The mayor issued the proclamation in person and chatted amiably with the practitioners, and then posed with them for pictures. The mayor of the State capital, Carson City, also took time out of his busy schedule to meet with practitioners. Sharing friendly conversation and loud laughter made us feel very close. Any sense of uneasiness generated by the embarrassing and slanderous verbal assault faded away as the meeting progressed.

In the afternoon, after meeting with the mayor of Reno, we gave a free workshop teaching and introducing Falun Gong in the Center Library of the city. This event was very well attended. Two people wanted to establish a new practice site and provide places for learning and practicing Falun Gong right away.

Although the vicious propaganda continues, people with good consciences (righteous minds) gradually become awake. Every week there are new practitioners joining us. They are moved by the principles of Falun Dafa, and touched by the spirit of practitioners in China who risk their lives to appeal.

Everybody has a benevolent nature, and there is justice in everybody's heart.

Practitioner from Nevada

April 5, 2001.