(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Gong practitioner in Hubei Province, China. Having experienced the chaos brought about by the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months, many people are becoming more receptive when I talk to them about the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

After hearing how the CCP has been deceiving the public about Falun Gong over the past 20 years the same way it has been misleading the world during the coronavirus outbreak, lots of folks said they do not believe the CCP anymore and want to renounce their membership in the CCP organizations for a better future.

Below are some recent conversations I've had with people I've met on the street.

As a middle-aged man passed me on a small street, I handed him a booklet about Falun Gong and briefly mentioned how practitioners have been detained and tortured for their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

“I know,” he smiled and gave me a thumbs up. “Our society needs more good people like you.” I was very happy for his support and encouragement.

Continuing on my motorcycle, I saw a construction site in a village where people were building a house. Noticing a foreman standing nearby watching the work, I went over to him and learned he was a Party member. He accepted the material I gave him and, after I talked to him briefly, he agreed to quit the CCP.

As I bid him farewell, he thanked me and said, “I will share the booklet with the team when we go on break so that everyone will know about it.”

The next stop was a farm where a couple in their late 50s was busy shifting livestock feed. I talked with them about the pandemic and said that, when plagues come, heaven blesses those who listen to their conscience instead of those who blindly follow the CCP.

“Yes, Falun Gong is very good—I have heard about it,” replied the wife. “The CCP is doomed for persecuting innocent people.” The husband agreed and added that he and his wife had never liked the Party, ever since they were young. So they'd never joined any organizations affiliated with the regime.

Next I met a woman in her 70s. With three boys and two daughters already grown, she said she did not have much to worry about. As I chatted about the Chinese saying that “Good is rewarded with good and evil incurs evil,” she agreed, adding she had witnessed how much people suffered during China’s many political campaigns.

When I mentioned quitting the CCP organizations for a safe future, the woman said that she was indeed a Party member and decided to withdraw. When a motorcycle rider stopped to greet her, she told me it was her nephew. “Go ahead and read this—it’s very important,” she said to him, and gave him the booklet I'd given her.

The last stop was a retail store. I bought a drink and handed the owner the last booklet I had with me. He looked through it as we discussed how the CCP has ruined Chinese culture and suppressed innocent people, including Falun Gong practitioners.

When we spoke of the coronavirus pandemic, the owner showed me a copy of Shui Hu Zhuan (Water Margin, also translated as Outlaws of the Marsh), an ancient novel he was reading. He said the beginning of the book talked about plagues in Chinese history, especially as one dynasty ended and another began. He’d learned from the book that plagues often followed when the emperors did something bad. “When the CCP collapses under the weight of all its bad deeds, anyone affiliated with it could be in danger,” he mused. “It’s like it’s heaven’s will.”

He said he had joined the Young Pioneers as a child and agreed to renounce his membership in that CCP organization for a safe and happy future.