(Minghui.org) After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting Falun Dafa in 1999, the state-owned media spread slander and defamation against Falun Dafa. In response, Dafa disciples, including my husband and I, clarified the facts and distributed truth-clarification materials.

In our neighborhood, people who understand the facts especially cherish Falun Dafa materials. When they see discarded Falun Dafa materials in the building, they pick them up and take them home. After wiping them clean, they read them and send them out again.

Among them is Ms. Li Junying (a pseudonym), an elderly lady who lives one floor above me. Her family and my family both moved into the apartment building in 1995 and have been neighbors for 27 years now.

I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996 and was cured of neuralgia and stomach problems that had tormented me for decades. Ms. Li was very sick and on crutches because of leg pain. I told her the facts about Falun Dafa and asked her to sincerely recite the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

She listened and recited them whenever she had time. Gradually she no longer felt pain in her legs. Six months later, she threw away the crutches she had been using for years and said ecstatically, “This Dafa is amazing. Reciting the phrases has helped me, and I’ve fully recovered. Falun Dafa is wonderful!”

Ms. Li often saw us Dafa disciples distributing truth-clarification materials and she was inspired to do the same. She said to me, “Give me some Dafa materials because I want to distribute them too.” I gave her some Dafa materials and reminded her to pay attention to safety. I also told her that she would be blessed for supporting us.

Over the years, many neighbors who learned the facts often spoke up for Dafa and Dafa disciples, especially when the police came to harass us. My husband and I went out to clarify the facts every day. Sometimes when the police came to our unit and knocked on the door, they would ask the residents who happened to be outside what they knew about me and my husband. Our neighbors often said, “Ever since this couple learned Falun Dafa, all their illnesses were healed. They have good health, good character, and a high level of morality. Please don’t harm them!”

There are also many residents in the neighborhood who have been deceived by the slanderous defamation of Falun Dafa and hate practitioners. After spotting Ms. Li visiting us frequently, some of them asked her, “Why do you always talk to them?” Ms. Li said with dignity and pride, “Those who practice Falun Dafa follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. They are good people. Don’t listen to the propaganda.”

One day after dinner, an elderly lady rushed to our home and told us, “Someone in our neighborhood is about to report you to the police. You’d better go and hide somewhere, so if the police come, you won’t suffer losses.”

I kindly thanked her. But I was determined to talk to the police and take it as an opportunity to clarify the facts to them.

Two days later, at 9 a.m., two police officers knocked on the door. My husband and I served tea and fruit to them. I asked them, “Why do you come here?” One of them said, “Nothing much, just checking your household registration. Since both of you are here, what else is there to check? We have to go now.” They left.

Once Ms. Li saw the old lady in the neighborhood who resented Falun Dafa the most treading on something, cursing as she was treading. She went up and saw that it was a DVD of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.

Ms. Li said, “It’s not good for you to do this.” A few days later, the old lady had a stroke and was hospitalized. Then her husband, a retired cadre, suddenly died of a serious illness.