(Minghui.org) I have a very stubborn friend that I rarely get a chance to see. Another friend advised me not to tell her about Falun Gong because she was too pragmatic and stubborn. But I thought I should continue trying. I felt that I must have had some attachments that kept me from clarifying the truth to her successfully in the past. I had to offer her salvation, so I often waited for her to show up at our friend's place, hoping I would get another opportunity to talk to her.

Three months later she finally came. When she saw I was there, she ignored everyone's greeting and approached me right away. She said, “It has truly broadened my view!” Everyone wondered what she was talking about. She told us that she had recently visited her uncle in Hong Kong, and saw a “most surprising thing.”

“My aunt took us shopping the next day. We were walking on the busiest street in Hong Kong, and heard a deafening sound of gongs and drums. A large parade was approaching. We followed the large crowd of spectators to go watch it.

“After we broke through the crowd to the front, I was shocked by what I saw. The parade was headed by two police motorcycles. A huge banner followed, that read, 'The CCP Is Doomed!' The next banner said 'Falun Dafa Is Good!'

“I couldn't help crying, 'My goodness! No one arrests them?' My aunt asked, 'Arrest whom? Falun Gong is well received in Hong Kong. This is not mainland China. They often hold parades here.' I couldn't believe my ears. In China, they would have to hide somewhere to do the exercises. No one dares to do it so openly.

“I thought maybe they didn't have anything else to do. I looked at these people carefully. They were dressed in business suits and looked educated. My aunt told me that most of them were professionals.

“I asked my aunt to pinch me, in case I was dreaming. She said, 'No, it's not a dream.' I pinched myself on the face. It hurt. I wasn't dreaming!”

My friend vividly described her experience. Others listened quietly and were stunned. It was completely beyond their imagination that Falun Gong was so openly received in other places, even in Hong Kong.

Finally, she turned to me and said, “I used to not believe you when you told me how other countries supported Falun Gong, and how it was practiced in so many other countries. Now I completely believe what you say. Tell me more about quitting the CCP.”

This is how my friend started gaining a new understanding of Falun Dafa. I'm really happy that she has had this opportunity to learn the facts about Falun Gong, and chosen a bright future for herself.