(Minghui.org) Before I began to practice Falun Dafa if anyone had told me that it could resolve illnesses, I would have laughed and said he was ignorant.

I want to share with you how I went from being an atheist to firmly believing in and practicing Falun Dafa.

During a routine medical exam in June 2015, the ultrasound showed a two- centimeter shadow on my liver. I had it re-examined at different hospitals, but the results were always the same. It felt like my entire world collapsed when I saw the results of the enhanced CT scan.

My wife is a Falun Dafa practitioner, and she encouraged me to practice. My response was to yell at her. I said she only wanted me to practice because she didn't want to spend money on my treatments.

I eventually had minimally invasive surgery and returned home after two weeks.

The evening before I returned home, my wife invited me for a walk. After one kilometer I had to sit down and rest. I was so frustrated that I was in tears. I was only in my 40s. I had always been energetic and I even played basketball every day.

After I returned home, I was exhausted after walking for half an hour. I thought I was dying, and I was upset.

Both of my wife's friends practice Falun Dafa. They often came to visit me during that hard period. They told me stories of how people's illnesses were resolved after they began practicing and encouraged me to at least try.

They told me that Master Li Hongzhi said,

“...with one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)

They urged me to take this opportunity to start practicing. I knew that they were good people. I could feel their compassion and I knew they wanted to help me. So I followed their advice even though I didn't understand what it meant to cultivate.

I started to do the exercises. I read Zhuan Falun and tried to be a kind person following Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

I did not believe in Falun Dafa overnight. In the beginning, from time to time, I would feel small pains or itching here and there. I had many doubts and in my heart, I said, “Did my old disease come back? I didn’t see Master Li (the founder) in person, and I did not pay him a penny. Will he really eliminate my illness? Is it true that Falun Dafa is practiced in more than 100 countries and regions in the world? Has Zhuan Falun been translated into forty languages and published? I was not sure about all this.

I read the cases of how Falun Dafa helped people recover from diseases and helped them stay healthy. I was moved to tears as I read them. However, sometimes I still had doubts. How could Falun Dafa alleviate people’s diseases just by reading Zhuan Falun and doing the exercises?

I was born and raised in China and as such, I was immersed in the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) culture of atheism. It was difficult for me to believe that there were Gods and Buddhas. But, I also hoped it was true.

I noticed that I was gradually changing in positive ways. I quit drinking and gambling. I learned to look inward during conflicts and I stopped blaming the other person. I learned to endure and not lash out when I felt my self-interest was stepped on. I had a broader mind and I no longer told lies. I became calm and less irritable, and I started to sincerely care about others.

I regained my strength, my eyes no longer hurt, and I could ride a bicycle. I felt happy every day and I began to smile.

When I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor said I would be a frequent visitor because I had to get prescriptions, have my blood tested regularly, and get quarterly CT scans and checkups every year.

That November, I threw away all the medicine I took home when I was discharged from the hospital and didn’t treat myself as a patient. I returned to work in December. Four and a half years have passed now, and I haven’t taken even half a pill or had any injections. I haven’t gone to the hospital for any tests. I know that Master Li is taking care of me, and I regard myself as a practitioner.

I gained more than eight pounds. My complexion now has a healthy glow. Whenever I think of my physical and mental changes, I repeatedly thank Master and say, “Thank you, Master, for giving me a new life!”

In 2017, a fellow practitioner asked me to accompany him on a trip to collect experience sharing articles from a rural village. I heard many amazing and moving stories that reinforced my belief in Master and the Fa.

An 84-year-old practitioner described the operation he'd had in 2003 for colorectal cancer. The doctors did not close the incision properly, and his intestines fell out through the reopened surgical wound shortly afterward.

This practitioner spent three hours lying quietly on his hospital bed, cradling his intestines in his arms to prevent them from falling on the floor. His condition horrified the attending doctors and nurses. His wife, a fellow practitioner, and his family members were so traumatized that they waited outside his room in tears, unable to bear the sight.

After the doctors examined him, they finally admitted that they were unable to close the incision. A surgeon placed the practitioner’s intestines back inside his abdomen and stitched a single suture to superficially close the hole, before wrapping the site with plenty of bandages. The hospital urged his family to take him home.

Once home, his wife washed his incision with a saline solution. The following day, the couple noticed that the wound was healing on one side. The wife removed the single suture and the incision rapidly began to close. But a 3cm to 4cm hole remained (approximately 1 ½ inches). At this point, an amazing thing occurred. A piece of flesh began growing from inside his body and filled in the gaping hole!

Within 15 days, his incision had healed, and he was able to walk around on his own.

His amazing recovery caused a stir in the local community, convincing many people of the powers of Falun Dafa.

I interrupted him and asked, “Throughout this ordeal, were you afraid?” He replied, “I felt no fear, as I kept the thought that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner firmly in mind.”

His story reinforced my belief in Master and the Fa. The practitioner said, “I began practicing diligently, and my outlook improved. I am happy all day long, and I am very indifferent to fame and fortune. I strictly hold myself to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

The great Fa, our compassionate Master, and we Dafa disciples will leave an amazing story for the world. From the depths of my heart, I want to tell you that “Falun is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”