Street Vendors Call Out “Falun Dafa Is Good!” Helping a Practitioner to Raise Awareness
(Minghui.org) Near my home is a street vendor. He calls out with a strong, yet kind voice, to get people's attention. Although I often commented to others that his voice was like a tenor, we had never spoken to each other.
One day, I approached him as it was getting dark. I noticed he did not have much left so I told him that I would buy everything so he could leave early. I asked him where he came from, and he replied he was from Changchun City.
I told him that he was fortunate, because this city is the hometown of a great person. He asked and I told him that it was the founder of Falun Dafa.
“I know who you are talking about,” he said. “His name is Mr. Li Hongzhi. He now lives in the United States.”
“Yes indeed. He is the pride of Changchun, and the pride of China,” I said.
I told him that Falun Dafa had saved my life. I have been practicing Falun Dafa for over 20 years. I have good health and do not take any medication. I told him about the goodness of Dafa and that it was practiced all over the world, yet it was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party(CCP).
“Falun Gong is good. Jiang Zemin is a bad person,” he said.
He told me he had read pamphlets about the persecution that other practitioners distributed. I asked him if he had quit the Party. He said no. So I helped him quit with an alias.
I met him again on my way home in December of 2016. I offered him a Dafa amulet and he gratefully accepted it.
I pointed to the characters on it and said, “It says, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' remember these words.”
He called out loud, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is wonderful!”
His voice caught the attention of others. A popcorn vendor came over and ask me if he could have one too. I gave him one, and briefly told him the facts about Falun Dafa. He too quit the CCP. He held up the amulet and said that he would hang it in his car.
Both men kept calling out: “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
People on both sides of the road looked at us. I gave an amulet to a nearby turnip vendor. The street vendor from Changchun asked the turnip seller: “Have you worn the red scarf? Have you joined the young pioneer league? Have you quit the CCP?”
“Thank you very much,” I said. “You are helping me out by urging others to quit the CCP,” I said. We all laughed.
A customer at the turnip stand asked if she could have an amulet. I had to tell her they were all gone. She was disappointed.
I asked the turnip vendor if she could give hers to the customer and I would replace it next time I had some more. But she did not want to give it up.
I told the customer that I would go home and get her a Dafa calendar instead, if she wanted to wait. It was getting dark, but she insisted on waiting for me to return with her calendar.