"I Want to Hear All You Have to Say"
(Minghui.org) Shopping for groceries one afternoon, I walked up to a vegetable stand. The owner was a woman in her 60s. I didn't want to buy anything—I just wanted to chat with her about Falun Gong and quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The owner greeted me: “Hello, how can I help you?”
“Oh, I don’t need anything right now,” I said. “But I do want to talk to you about something very good."
She said she would like to hear more.
“Have you heard about quitting the CCP?” I asked. “It means withdrawing from the communist party and its affiliated organizations. As you know, the CCP has done many bad things, and it leads government officials to engage in corruption and bribery. They are not here to serve the people but to follow Jiang Zemin in persecuting Falun Gong.
“The CCP even goes so far as to harvest organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for unethical profits from transplant operations. The CCP is committing monstrous crimes. Heaven will eliminate it.”
The woman fumed, “The CCP is really bad--I have experienced it personally.”
“Since you know that it's bad, why don’t you withdraw from it?”
Visibly upset, she explained, “I was persecuted by school officials when I was young. Something unfair happened at school, and I led a strike that offended school officials.”
She described how they kicked her out of the Young Pioneers and told her to write an apology letter. “I refused, and the teachers and officials talked to our village CCP leader. They came to my home several times and threatened my parents,” she said. “They then kicked me out without a single word from me.”
I told her it was fortunate she had already left the organization but added, “Although you have been kicked out of the Young Pioneers, you took an oath to join it. To completely eliminate the CCP evil from your heart, you need to make a formal statement.”
“What should I do? How can I quit completely?”
“You can quit using a nickname,” I said. “ I can help you right now in that case. In the meantime, please remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
As I was about to leave, she pulled me close to her. “I want you to know: I used to have a heavy feeling around my chest that made it hard to breathe,” she said. “I looked everywhere for a cure but never found one. After talking to you and quitting the CCP just now, that heavy feeling is gone. Thank you so much.”
She found a place for me and sat me down. “I am not going to sell vegetables today until I hear to all you have to say,” she said. She wanted to know more about Falun Gong and to share the information with her husband and children.
When customers stopped to buy her vegetables, she waved them away, saying, “I'm on break now.”
We chatted for another half hour, and she would have listened more. I gave her two brochures, a ShenYun DVD, and an amulet. She appreciated it very much.
Before I left, I reminded her to read the brochures as soon as possible.
She was determined. “Yes, I will read them and pass them on,” she said. “Thank you and thank Dafa's Master.”