The Young Man in the Park
(Minghui.org) As the CCP virus (coronavirus) pandemic spread, our efforts to clarify the truth in tourist spots temporarily stopped. The company I worked for also closed—so I had more time to do the exercises in a local park. I always bring flyers and put up banners about Falun Dafa, and I was able to introduce the practice to several people. I'd like to share a story about a young man from China.
One afternoon in May I was about to do the meditation when a young man came over and greeted me in Chinese. He was a bit surprised to see Falun Dafa practitioners here in the park and said he often saw them in Chinatown. He never dared to talk to them, however, because he was afraid of surveillance by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) secret agents. He had no worries in the park, so he chatted with me.
We talked for a long time that day. He'd found a job after finishing his master’s degree in the UK. He said that when he was in China he knew that the CCP was not good. After moving overseas, he searched online and learned things that he could not see in China. He liked to watch programs on NTD. He wanted to connect with Dafa practitioners and learn more about Falun Dafa.
He agreed with practitioners’ views on many issues and appreciated their perseverance and efforts in clarifying the truth. He wanted to keep in touch, so we exchanged our contact information. I told him that he could meet with me every Friday afternoon in the park. I also sent him some truth-clarification videos and stories about practitioners.
I later lent him Zhuan Falun. After reading it for two months, he said, “The book tells the truth, and it is easy to understand. Everything the CCP says about Dafa is lies.” We talked about how practitioners have persisted in telling people the true situation for more than 20 years. He said that he admired their power of faith.
He also asked his wife to read Zhuan Falun. He said he was very grateful to read this book, and he was interested in learning the practice.
One day in mid-July, his wife came to the park with him and we talked for more than an hour. He asked me about quitting the CCP, and I explained why people need to quit the Party. Both he and his wife wanted to quit the CCP and he said he would ask his mother-in-law to quit as well.
He repeatedly said he wanted to do something for Dafa. I couldn’t think of anything at the time, but I was moved by his understanding and sense of justice.
One day he told me that he was not feeling well. He had been coughing for several days and felt that something was in his throat. He took some medicine, but it had no effect. I told him to remember the words “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He said he would begin reading Zhuan Falun at night.
Winter was coming so I stopped going to the park. We still exchanged text messages.
He said he felt stressed when he saw all kinds of fraud in the U.S. election. I said, “This is a battle between good and evil. However, justice will win eventually, no matter how chaotic the process looks.”
In late October he learned that I was distributing the special edition of The Epoch Times. I told him it was hard work, but I was very happy. He said he wanted to help, and he distributed the newspaper with me.
He contacted me several days later and offered to help again. He said his wife also wished to help. I declined his offer at first because he was busy. He asked again so I re-planned my route to their neighborhood so they did not have to walk far. We distributed the paper for about three hours.
When I thanked them, his wife said, “We are willing to do it from our heart because we know you are doing the right thing.” The young man said, “Actually, we should thank you because you gave us an opportunity to do the best thing and assist God.”