Finland correspondent | Minghui
As more and more Chinese tourists are visiting Finland, often known as “the land of a thousand lakes,” Falun Gong practitioners and Tuidang volunteers have been finding opportunities to meet them and dispel the effects of the slanderous propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
From posters, banners, to exercise demonstrations and signature collections, practitioners and volunteers have been maintaining a presence at various tourist sites in Helsinki, the capital and largest city of Finland. The sites include Sibelius Park, Senate Square, Temppeliaukio Church, and Hesperia Park.
Chineses quit the CCP
On one occasion when practitioners were practicing the meditation, a Chinese tour group arrived. The tourists stopped to read the banners and one of them began to tell others what she had seen on television in China about Falun Gong.
A practitioner stopped doing the meditation and came over to talk with them. She explained how the practice of Falun Gong improved her health, and that the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance uplifted her mind and heart nature. The tourist seemed impressed. The practitioner then told the group how the communist party has defamed Falun Gong with fabricated stories over the years. In the end, the tourist said she would renounce her membership in the communist party organizations.
A Chinese businessman from Guangxi Province said he appreciated the words on the banners displayed by practitioners. “The Party has done many bad things. My two older brothers both died in the Cultural Revolution,” he recalled. He asked a practitioner to help him quit the communist party organizations. Upon leaving, he took pictures of the banners and posters to show his friends back home.
A volunteer was once talking with five tourists from southern China. One of them said that he believed in Christianity and did not need to quit the communist party organizations. The volunteer explained to him that if a person had vowed to devote his life to the Party, how could his religion help him? The tourist thought about it and later agreed to separate himself from the CCP.