(Minghui.org) I’m 67 years old, and I live in a rural area in northeast China—a modest village in the land of black soil. In 1995, Falun Dafa was introduced to my area. At the lowest point in my life I was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Dafa and welcomed a new chapter in my life. From then on, I broke free from my misery and started a happy new life.

When the villagers saw the changes in me, who was once an invalid, they said Falun Dafa is miraculous and half the people in our small village began practicing.

I have two lovely children and my husband worked in a supply and marketing cooperative. At that time, having a formal job was very enviable. 

My family was happy, however, three months after I gave birth to my son I developed rheumatoid arthritis. It felt like my entire body was in pain, even my skin hurt. My condition was serious in winter, but I felt even worse in the summer. I could not endure the slightest breeze because my body hurt so badly.

I developed rheumatic heart disease, and my heart quivered all the time. Sometimes my heart quivered so hard that I could not breathe. I tried all kinds of medication and other treatments but nothing worked. 

I also developed a serious a gynecological condition and my abdomen was in constant pain. If I walked too long, it felt like something was about to fall out of me. For more than ten years, I dared not drink cold water, or eat anything cold. 

I’m a country woman, but I was unable to look after our kids or do housework because of my health, let alone do any farm work. When my son was just a few months old, I had to leave him and seek treatment. After years of treatment, I did not get any better. 

My husband had to come home in the middle of the day to feed our son. He had to take care of all the household chores. Later, whenever I complained about my pain, he scolded me. He was worried and saw no hope in life; I was so sad that I wept all day. 

Due to my illness and our difficult life, our marriage ended. My second husband was an elementary school teacher.

In 1995, my life took a turn for the better. I was introduced to Falun Dafa by a relative and I began to practice. At that time, all I knew was to follow others to do the exercises. But miraculously, after 40 days, my body underwent big changes. Within four or five months, I almost had no illness left.

A year later, my illnesses were completely gone. I told everyone that Dafa is so magical! Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises, my stubborn diseases that hospitals could not cure were resolved! My body was light and my heart was full of joy. It was Master Li (the founder of Dafa) who saved me from the sea of suffering.

I was finally able to do farm work. In springtime, I went out with the village women to plant rice seedlings to earn extra income. I was the oldest among them, but I didn’t have any pain after a day’s work. They all had leg or back pain, and had to take medicine to continue working. They all said, “Big sister, you should go to Jiansanjiang (famous rice production area for top quality) to plant rice.”

Everyone knew I had been an invalid. They witnessed my dramatic changes through practicing Falun Dafa and the extraordinary power of Dafa. As a result half the people in our village began practicing Falun Dafa. 

When I went out with other villagers to plant rice seedlings, I told people Falun Dafa is good, my fellow villagers would support me. People asked, “Do you all practice Falun Dafa?” They said immediately, “Yes we do, all of us.”

Husband Quits Drinking Alcohol 

Practicing Falun Dafa improves one’s morality and health. “One should not fight back when being punched or insulted.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun). Practitioners should conduct ourselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and strive to improve our xinxing.

My second husband is a schoolteacher, but he was addicted to alcohol. Besides drinking during each meal, he would drink before going to bed. He would drink liquor with 60% alcohol content. Outside, no matter how much he drank, he behaved. At home however, as soon as he drank, he fought with me.

One day, he got upset with the school principal after a student stole a fountain pen. He came home, got drunk, and scolded me all night. He wouldn’t let me fall asleep. As soon as I fell asleep, he hit my pillow and said, “Don’t pretend to sleep.” I said, “I’m not sleeping, I’m listening.” I thought, “I’m a Dafa practitioner. I must tolerate. I can’t be upset.” So I listened while he scolded me. 

The next morning, I asked, “Are you going to work today?” He said, “Yes.” Whenever he drank and smoked too much he had difficulty breathing. 

I said, “You don’t want to get upset, right? But you scolded me all night and you were upset all night. You want to quit smoking, right? But you smoked cigarettes all night. You still have to go to work. Do you want to live a long life or not? You scolded me all night, but I don’t know why. If I did something wrong, you can point it out to me. I will improve.”

Seeing that I empathized with him after he scolded me all night, he said, “I didn’t scold you.” I said, “Yes, you did.” He then told me about what happened at school. 

Whenever he became upset, he came home and vented on me. This happened all the time. Gradually, practicing tolerance brought me peace of mind. As my xinxing improved, he also changed. 

Every morning, after I prepared breakfast, I read Zhuan Falun out loud for a little while. My husband listened, and began conducting himself following Dafa’s requirements. For example, a vendor gave him extra change, he gave it back and said, “I don’t want anything that does not belong to me.” 

He later quit drinking alcohol. When I clarified the facts to people, he supported me.

Once, his relative in his hometown had an event and invited me, the oldest sister-in-law. I told my husband, “I don’t know anyone there so I won’t go. But if I am allowed to tell them about Falun Dafa, I will go.” He didn’t say anything. I thought he didn’t want me to go.

The next morning, he said, “Get dressed, let’s go!” I told him, “When I get there, you have to support me. The only reason I’m going is to clarify the facts and save people. You help me, but you’re actually not only helping just me because all that you do will return to you, and it’s good for you. So you should not stop me.” He didn’t say anything.

When we arrived, no matter who I was introduced to, I clarified the facts to that person and told them Falun Dafa is good. More people began to arrive at night and I clarified the facts to them. 

A nephew-in-law had read the truth-clarification materials and supported me. After he finished speaking, I asked the family members one by one to quit the three major Communist organizations (Communist Party, Communist Youth League, and the Communist Young Pioneers.)

Then, my husband said, “All of you should quit the Party. Just do it. I have already quit.” Upon hearing this, everyone agreed to quit. My husband knew that Dafa is good from the bottom of his heart and supported Dafa.

My Children are Blessed

I was married twice and have four children: a pair of biological children and two stepsons. Below are their stories.

My Daughter

After the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) began persecuting Falun Dafa, I went out at night to distribute truth-clarification materials. It was dark and I was scared, so I asked my daughter to go with me. She was bold and distributed the materials faster than I did. Every time she came to visit, she always took some truth-clarification materials to distribute in her village.

Later, my daughter’s family moved to Weihai, Shandong Province. The following year my daughter fell ill and was diagnosed with multiple cysts on both kidneys and kidney stones. After the surgery, the illness developed quickly and the doctor said it was incurable. 

My daughter was desperate and wept. She was so sick she could hardly sit up. It occurred to her only Falun Dafa could save her life.

My daughter wanted to come home and practice the exercises with me, so she told her family, “I want to go home and practice Falun Dafa with my mother, and I will be cured.” Her husband’s family was deceived by the CCP’s lies and did not believe in Dafa. Her in-laws would not let her come back, nor would her husband. 

My daughter begged her husband, “The hospital says I can’t be cured, and you still won’t let me go see my mother? Please talk to your parents and let me go.” Finally, she came back by bus. During the trip, an old man in his 70s gave up his seat so she could ride the bus lying down. 

The morning after my daughter came, I helped her up, and she practiced with me. Dafa is really miraculous - within a few days after she studied the Fa and practiced with me, her illnesses were gone. 

Later, when her aunt and I went to the market, my daughter carried our two large bags on her back without any trouble.

By the time my daughter returned to Weihai, she was very energetic. She carried ten pounds of soybean paste in one hand and a large bag in the other. Who would believe it! When she came to me, she could not even sit up.

When my daughter decided to come to me, her father-in-law said to her, “Your husband is the only one making money in this family. With the financial burden of children and the elders, and your sickness, life is so hard. I’ll find some work.” My daughter said, “Dad, you are already in your 70s, don’t look for work. I’ll go practice Falun Dafa with my mother, and when I’m cured, I’ll work.” 

Her father-in-law said, “That’s nonsense. If a hospital can’t cure you do you think practicing Falun Dafa will help?” He refused to believe it. When my daughter returned home, the entire family was stunned when they saw her. They all said Falun Dafa is amazing.

When I later visited my daughter and her family, her parents-in-law said, “This Falun Dafa is really miraculous! Her illness could not be cured, and the whole family was worried. Her husband left work during the day to come home and see how she was doing. Our daughter-in-law said if she went back home and practiced Falun Dafa with you, she would be cured, but we didn’t believe it at all. It turned out to be true!” 

Since then, the whole family has believed in Dafa and supported Dafa. As soon as my daughter entered the kitchen to prepare food they told her, “Go study the Fa and do your exercises!” 

Falun Dafa has given happiness to the whole family, and their gratitude for Dafa is overflowing.

My Son

My biological son’s name is Xiaochao, and he respects Falun Dafa. I was afraid to go out at night to distribute truth-clarification materials, so I asked him to go with me. One winter night, the two of us went out to distribute materials. He told me to cover the village, and he went to cover the township government.

My son was a soldier, so he had no fear. He boldly hung one copy of truth-clarification materials on the police station door, and put another copy inside the Daobei township government building. He then headed out of the township compound under the bright street lights.

He saw three or four police officers coming out of the police station holding the truth-clarification material he just put there. When they saw him walking out of the township government building, no one said anything. He walked right past them.

One winter, my son helped me get truth-clarification materials. He drove a tractor but the road was almost impassable. A big snow ridge blocked the road, and seemed impossible to get over. He later told me, “It was magical! I just wiggled the handlebars and drove right over it.”

He safeguarded Dafa and has also validated Dafa. One day, he finished distributing truth-clarification materials and was hanging out in the grocery store in the village. There were many people in the store, and they were all talking about Falun Dafa. Some said negative things because they had been misled by the CCP’s slander against Falun Dafa. 

When he heard this my son said, “What’s wrong with Falun Dafa? Do practitioners harm anyone?” One righteous act subdues a hundred evils. When the group heard this, no one said a word, and they all looked at him blankly. Then they laughed, and no one said anything bad about Dafa.

Whenever he rode the bus or went anywhere, my son would tell people the facts about Falun Dafa. He praised Dafa and told people how it helped me get healthy. He also explained why the CCP does not allow people to practice.

My son worked at a construction site in the city as a scaffolder. Every day at work as he climbs the stairs he shouts, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

His coworkers follow him and shout, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” They all believe that only Falun Dafa can protect them.

My Two Stepsons

I have two stepsons. After I married their father I treated them like my own children. I treat their wives well too. Although I am the stepmother, there is no separation between us. Because I am a practitioner and cultivate myself according to the standards of Dafa, they see the beauty of Falun Dafa in me.

My two granddaughters have been practicing Dafa with me since they were little. They can recite many poems in Hong Yin. When their mother came to call them for dinner and saw us doing the exercises, she would close the door and wait until we finished.

When my oldest stepson went out to work, he would ask me for a Dafa amulet. His wife reminded him, “You must say ’Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ very often.”

My younger stepson also helped me distribute truth-clarification materials at night. He distributed them very quickly. One year, he was working at a construction site and was pushed down by someone. His knees were injured and swelled up. 

Due to the fluid in his knees, he developed synovitis. He came home to receive treatment. Although the swelling went down, it hurt to walk. I suggested he try practicing Falun Dafa, but he refused. He went back to work at the construction site despite his knee condition. Within a few days, he came back, and his knees were badly swollen. He lost so much weight that his eyes looked sunken.

This time when I suggested he practice Falun Dafa, he agreed. I read Zhuan Falun and did the exercises with him. About two or three days later, as we were doing Exercise Two, he said to me, “Oh Mom, my body is so hot like a fire.” I said, “This is a good thing. Master is adjusting your body.” 

Within a few days, his illness was gone and he never suffered from it again.

Falun Dafa has really blessed my entire family!

Master Saves Me, and I Save People

My life was given by Master, and Master saved me. As a Dafa disciple, it is not acceptable to only take from Dafa. One must validate Dafa, clarify the facts about the persecution, and save people.

In the early days, I distributed truth-clarification materials. As my cultivation progressed, I wanted to clarify the facts face-to-face and save the folks in the surrounding villages. 

When I first started going to the countryside to clarify the facts, I did not dare to speak, so I went from door to door in the name of selling things - children’s clothing, cotton tops and pants, gloves and socks, etc... 

At first, I was a little self-conscious and hesitant. I encouraged myself and thought, “Why would I be afraid of selling things?” When I entered the yard, I didn’t mention selling anything, instead I started clarifying the facts. In this way, I improved little by little.

Later, I stopped selling things. I went straight to the villages with truth-clarification materials. I would invite a fellow practitioner to team up with me.

One day, a fellow practitioner and I walked into a large village. As soon as we turned a corner, there was a grocery store with more than twenty people standing in front of it. Seeing so many people, I hesitated for a moment and thought, “Face it with righteous thoughts, we can’t walk away.” 

In my heart I asked Master to strengthen my righteous thoughts and I walked towards the crowd. I had truth-clarification pendants and booklets with me. I handed them to one person at a time and clarified the facts to them. The fellow practitioner wrote down the names of those who agreed to quit the three major communist organizations. 

A young man in a white shirt walked out of the grocery store. He looked quite gentlemanly. The other people said, “Talk to him, talk to him.” 

My heart was full of compassion, and I greeted him with a smile, “Little brother, here’s one for you.” I gave him a pendant and a booklet. When I clarified the facts to him he agreed to quit the three communist organizations.

I turned around and continued to clarify the facts to the rest of the group. When I finished, a man held a booklet and said, “You are anti-Party.”

I saw he was undermining my efforts, so I told the crowd, “I’ve explained so much, but you still don’t understand. Let me explain what’s going on with the CCP, and why I asked you to quit the three major communist organizations.” I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution in detail.

As I was walking away, the young man in a white shirt suddenly raised his hand and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” I turned around and raised my hand and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” 

The sentient being’s knowing side is looking forward to being saved!

As a Dafa disciple, I understand my great responsibility. Over the years, I have not dared to slack off. I have devoted myself to saving sentient beings. I went door-to-door in the countryside to clarify the facts, and also teamed up with fellow practitioners to clarify the facts in the market. Sometimes we successfully persuaded more than a hundred people to quit, and other times dozens of people. 

In the persecution environment of China, although I encountered various dangers, under Master’s protection, I managed to escape danger and made it through steadily.

If I had not practiced Falun Dafa, I would have been a burden to my family and society. Practicing Falun Dafa has benefited me and my family so much, and it is Master who has given us a healthy body and a happy life.

Our entire family is grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation!

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