(Minghui.org) Most of Liaoning Province has experienced a drought during the past years. Last winter, there was no snowfall. When it was time to sow crops this spring, it still hadn't rained. The farmers were at a loss for what to do.
There was still no rain by the beginning of summer, but some farmers sowed their crops anyway. They knew that unless it rained they would lose their work as well as their seed. But they could not afford to go another season without a crop.
They felt they had no choice but to put their seed in the ground and be ready for the possibility of rain and a successful harvest. They had no choice but to sow their crops, hoping that heaven would bless them with rain.
They knew that crops can still mature if planted late. At the beginning of summer, the farmers were on pins and needles. They must plant, or the crops would not have time to mature by the fall. Those that had already sowed their crops were very anxious.
Some families left their homes to try and find jobs elsewhere. Others had no choice but to pray for heaven's mercy and wait for rain.
On the night of May 12, heaven blessed us with a night of heavy rain. By morning, the dry fields were soaked. The next day, everyone in our village was smiling and cheerful. A wet field in the midst of the drought seemed like a miracle! We immediately sowed our crops. Soon, green seedlings covered the fields.
However, villages just four kilometers away got no rain at all. We planted our crops with confidence that they would mature in the fall, but the farms near us were still in drought.
Why was our village blessed with a soaking rain while the neighboring areas remained dry? I believe it is because people here know that Falun Dafa is good. The local practitioners here have done a thorough job of letting everyone in our village know the truth about Dafa, and that the persecution and slander that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) waged against the practice was wrong. Almost all the villagers here support Dafa. They love the Dafa calendars and paper lotus flowers we make for them. Many of the homes in the village have “Falun Dafa is good” posted on them.
Because our whole village is very supportive of Dafa, the Buddha protected the people here and gave our village the best blessing a farmer could hope for – rain!