(Minghui.org) I ran into an elderly lady in a park one afternoon while I was talking to people about Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) and encouraging them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.

The elderly woman sat on some stone steps to my left. I tried to talk to her and asked her to if she had quit the party. I eventually realized she was trying to do the same to me. We realized we were both Falun Dafa practitioners.

She appeared to be in her 70s, but she was actually 84. She lives alone and her life is simple.

She wakes up every morning at 3:50 a.m. After sending forth righteous thoughts, she goes to the morning market to talk to people about Falun Dafa, the persecution and quitting the party.

She returns home for lunch, sends forth righteous thoughts and studies the Fa. She goes out again in the afternoon to talk to people.

Usually, more than a dozen people quit the party because of her efforts every day. Over the years, the number of people she has helped quit adds up to tens of thousands.

I asked her if she ever felt fear. She said no. Most of the people she speaks with chose to quit the party. However, occasionally someone might curse her or even call the police.

She was talking to two young laborers one day, but one of them kept talking on their mobile phone. Several policemen arrived and surrounded her. One policeman said to her, “Old lady, what nonsense are you talking to them?”

She was not afraid and looked at the policeman and asked, “Nonsense? What nonsense?!”

The policeman turned to ask the two laborers about her, but they were so stunned they were speechless.

“I was not afraid [of the police]. I talked about Falun Dafa openly. They had nothing to say and simply left,” the elderly practitioner explained.

She said that before the persecution in 1999, more than 1000 people had practiced Falun Gong in this particular park every day. After the persecution, most of them stayed home and didn't go out to talk to people about Falun Gong.

She talked using such plain, emotionless language, but the simple, persistent and pure life of this Falun Dafa practitioner left an impression on me.

If all of the 1000 people who had practiced in this park before the persecution came out to talk to people about Falun Dafa and the truth of the persecution, could the evil forces remain so rampant?

I truly respect this elderly female practitioner and hope more fellow practitioners will join the truth-clarification efforts to save more lives.