(Minghui.org) A retired department official of a university lives in my community. She was always kind to everyone, but was well-known for being stubbornly faithful to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). When she became ill, no amount of medicine could cure her, however, Falun Gong did. Because of this, she changed from being a loyal CCP member to a solid Falun Gong practitioner.

We remained good friends, even after the persecution began in 1999. However, she refused to listen to the facts about Falun Gong, and gradually distanced herself from me.

One day in 2006, she called me and wept on the phone, “Please ask your Master to save me. I’m dying.” Her husband had passed away a few years before, and she lived alone. She told me that she had gout and had visited all the major hospitals, but could only take heavy doses of drugs to relieve the pain. She said, “Large doses of drugs hurt my liver and kidneys, but small doses don’t stop the pain. I haven't had a good night's sleep in six months, and I can’t walk downstairs by myself. How can I go on like this any longer?”

I asked her why she wanted to practice Falun Gong, she replied, “All the Falun Gong practitioners I know are very kind. Also because you’ve become so healthy although you had all kinds of illnesses before you began practicing. I believe that only Falun Gong, and nothing else, can save me now.” I told her how the CCP twisted the facts of the mass appeal on Tiananmen on April 25, 1999, how they staged the Tiananmen Self-immolation, and how Falun Gong practitioners had been persecuted. She found it hard to believe and said, “I don’t understand why they treat innocent people so badly.”

My Friend Awakens to the Truth

I spoke to her about the facts of Falun Gong and the persecution for about an hour, and then she asked me, “Can Falun Gong cure my illnesses?” I told her, “Falun Gong doesn’t cure illnesses, but my Master purifies practitioners’ bodies. A person will be protected by divine beings if she has solid faith in Falun Gong.” She then asked more questions, and I could tell that she was seriously considering whether she should practice Falun Gong or not. I gave her a Falun Dafa symbol and told her to frequently recite “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Her Illnesses Disappeared

A few days later, she asked me to hurry to her home. As soon as I got there, she shouted, “It’s a miracle! It’s miracle!” She said excitedly, “After you left the other day, around 9:00 p.m., I sat down and recited ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ While reciting, I fell asleep and woke up at 6:00 the next morning. Before that, I had not been able to sleep for over six months. I also noticed that my arms and legs didn’t hurt when I got out of bed, so I even went to the market by myself. My children were excited to hear what happened, and they've encouraged me to continue reciting the verse.”

She added, “The next evening, I did it again, and after I said, Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, another sentence appeared in my mind, 'Master Li teaches well.' I felt warmth in my upper body, and my neck moved from left to right a few times, and then a feeling of warmth flowed to the lower half of my body, and my lower back shook left and right. When it was over, both my neck and lower back felt very comfortable. I realized that the cervical bone hyperplasia and muscle strain symptoms had all disappeared. What a miracle!”

Her story touched my heart, so I told her excitedly, “You’re predestined with Dafa.” She agreed, “Master Li has begun taking care of me. I want to practice Falun Gong, so please teach me.” I gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun, and an exercise teaching video and music CDs. I also taught her the five exercises. Thus she began to cultivate in Dafa, and her children were all supportive of her decision.

For seven years, she has been doing the three things, and she has also helped her family and friends quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. She often tells people that Falun Gong is very good, and the CCP is deceitful.

A seriously ill person has gained good health thanks to her faith in Falun Gong.