(Minghui.org) My 93-year-old father was infected with COVID-19 at the end of the year 2022. He not only recovered from the life-threatening illness but also began to practice Falun Dafa. Miraculously, many of his illnesses have disappeared since then, and he is much younger! Let me tell you his story.

The COVID-19 lockdown order was lifted at the end of 2022. Shortly after, six people in our area nearly passed away. One day my father started sniffling and sneezing and later he began coughing and having body aches, which lingered on for twenty days. When he had shortness of breath, our family panicked and sent him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to the hospital for treatment. He refused to remain hospitalized, and we were also concerned about the risk of contagion, so we took him home with prescription medication.

My father lost a lot of weight due to loss of appetite. I asked him: “Did you recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’?” He replied yes. That night, he began having excruciating headaches. I was perplexed as so many people recovered from severe illness by reciting the auspicious phrases, where did my father go wrong? Then I suddenly remembered that one day a fellow practitioner and I were talking to my father about the auspicious phrases when he asked, “Does this really work?” Even though the fellow practitioner answered him yes, he still looked skeptical.

Although my father was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during past political campaigns and almost died, he was deeply poisoned by atheism and Party culture. I told him many times that Falun Dafa is a righteous practice and nothing like the CCP’s propaganda seen on TV, but he still didn’t believe it.

Therefore, my father’s chanting of “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” was not genuine, but was just going through the motions; he was chanting with his mouth, but his mind was elsewhere! He looked so miserable, I told him again, “Dad, try not to think about anything else, just focus on reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’”

My father kept reciting because he was in such agony, he recited the phrases with tears in his eyes. He kept reciting without interruption. He calmed down in ten minutes. I recited with him in silence and fell asleep.

When I woke up, I realized that it was already morning. I was blaming myself for falling asleep and not waking up all night. My father delightfully called my name and said, “It’s amazing! It’s amazing! I don’t feel bad anymore! I’m fine! I’m fine! It turns out there really is a God!” At this time, I found that my father’s eyes were bright and his thin face radiated with a rosy glow. From that day on, all his symptoms disappeared, and his appetite also returned.

My father told me with emotion: “I was almost persecuted to death by the CCP but I still believed in it. Falun Dafa is good! Mr. Li Hongzhi, the Master of Falun Dafa, saved me and I now totally understand that there is a divine who is in charge. Falun Dafa is a righteous practice!”

Just like that, my father began practicing Falun Dafa at age 93. Whenever family and friends see my father, they exclaim, “How youthful you look!”

Master Li renewed my father’s life. Thank you, Master!