Moved by Practitioners' Kindness, My Husband Takes Up Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) I am a farmer in my 50s. Because of our financial situation, I had to move to another province earlier this year to seek employment.
When I called my husband a few days after I left, he was slurring his words. When I called again, he did not answer. I was very worried about him.
My husband began to practice Falun Dafa two years ago. I wondered if while I was away he would be able to maintain righteous thoughts when he encountered difficulties in his cultivation. I called a practitioner in my village and asked her to check in on my husband. She found my husband drooling and mumbling, and he seemed to have a problem with his legs.
She invited other practitioners to study the Falun Dafa books with my husband, share their cultivation experiences, and guide him to look inward to rectify himself. They sent forth righteous thoughts for him and corrected his exercise movements.
Their collective efforts helped my husband break through his sickness karma. My husband has returned to normal and is busy tending the farm.
My husband and I get emotional every time we recall how he became a practitioner, and it motivates us to become more diligent.
How My Husband Became a Practitioner
I began to practice Falun Dafa more than 20 years ago. My husband was the first to witness my physical and mental transformations. He was very supportive of the practice.
When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Dafa, they broadcast slanderous programs about Dafa on television daily. The local government also became very suppressive, and my husband began to believe their propaganda.
I knew he was afraid. Fear can drive a person to do wrong things. My husband once struck my head with a motorcycle helmet in an attempt to force me to write a statement to renounce the practice.
He stopped caring about our farm and became self-indulgent once he realized that I was not going to give up the practice. He periodically worked out-of-town, foregoing the farm chores. When I hired someone to transplant rice seedlings, he left and went fishing. I knew it was not his fault, so I supported our family and ensured that all the work was done.
I was illegally detained in a forced labor camp for one year in 2012. My husband had no choice but to take over the responsibility of tending the farm, yet he had no idea how. He knew nothing about farm tools, seeds, fertilizers, and plastic sheets. He was anxious and lacked motivation.
Practitioners in the village and township knew of our situation. So they came and helped my husband, from seeding to harvest.
Practitioners helped my family get by during that year. One practitioner volunteered to be a permanent worker and did just about everything. Some practitioners didn't own boots. One young practitioner often wore a white shirt and transplanted seedlings barefoot. One female practitioner in her 60's, who had never tended a farm, also came to help. Some practitioners had to tend their own farms, but they set aside their work to help my family first.
The township government did not help, and the village government did not provide aid either. Our relatives helped every now and then after finishing their own farm work. Only the Falun Dafa practitioners put others before themselves.
There is a lot of water on the land during harvest. My husband did not know how to handle that and was worried that he would not finish the work. A group of practitioners showed up. “I was so happy that they came to help,” my husband told me.
When I wasn't home during the Chinese New Year, practitioners brought soybean oil, noodles, and fruit for my family.
The CCP has tried everything to destroy practitioners' wills in an effort to make us renounce the practice. But they have failed. The persecution has not destroyed my family or my will to cultivate. I am even more determined now. Friends, relatives, and neighbors are all watching with different mindsets.
Practitioners' selflessness has exposed the lies and propaganda of the CCP. Many people have realized that Falun Dafa is a good practice, and some of them now practice. My stubborn husband also experienced the wonders of Dafa through practitioners' conduct, becoming one himself.
Our revered Master created the Fa and guides practitioners on their cultivation paths. It is truly amazing!