A Tuidang volunteer, Hubei Province, China  |  Minghui

Chinese farmers collect harvested wheat (english.agri)

I started practicing Falun Dafa in April 1999. Three months later when Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), started persecuting Falun Dafa, I did not give up my cultivation. I went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa in February 2001 and was arrested by the police in Tiananmen Square. I was then subjected to one year of forced labor.

 In 2015, during the busy farming season in spring two Tuidang volunteer and I went to a farm. The husband was plowing in the paddy field and the wife was doing some farm work. We talked both to the wife and to her husband.

The wife was very kind and easily agreed to quit the CCP’s organizations with pleasure. However, I saw that the other practitioner stood on the side of the field alone, but the husband went to the other end of the field to continue plowing. The volunteer who talked to him said, “He did not want to listen; he told me he is a CCP member. Why didn’t he listen to what I told him?” She then asked me to talk to him.

I agreed and told myself that I must be compassionate to touch his heart.

We approached the husband. While observing him I said, “You work very hard. You work hard all year long, but your budget is still tight. How much money has the corrupt CCP officials embezzled! This is all the people’s money.”

Speaking about changes in China’s dynasties, I explained to him the inevitability of the CCP’s demise.

He kept silent. I was not discouraged and kept talking in a compassionate tone, “If you don’t quit, we do not have the heart to leave here and we will be blamed by our consciences if we do. We are truly here for your well-being.” At this moment, he finally spoke, “I will quit!” He then thanked us.

It is more difficult to talk about Falun Dafa, the persecutionand quitting the CCP in rural areas, especially during the busy farming season. The people are all busy doing farm work and we have to walk a long distance to be able to meet them in the fields.

Once while I was talking to an old man in a field, I saw another man far away. I pondered whether I should go and talk to him afterward. While I was thinking, another volunteer had already started going that way. After she came back she told that he had joined the CCP affiliate Young Pioneers in the past and that he quit the organization when she spoke to him.