(Minghui.org) Ecuador is located on South America’s west coast. As the nation straddles the equator, it is known as República del Ecuador in Spanish.
As a result of efforts by local practitioners, from August 2022 to March this year, a school in the Southern part of the capital city, a healthcare service provider for the southern Quito government, and an electricity company invited practitioners to introduce Falun Dafa to their employees and teach them the exercises. Nearly 300 people attended the workshops and learned about Falun Dafa.
On August 15, 2022, practitioners taught the five exercises to all 45 teaching staff in a school in southern Quito, the capital city.
On January 20, 2023, practitioners were invited by a healthcare services provider for the southern Quito government to teach the exercises at their workplace. It was a scorching hot day, yet practitioners taught the exercises patiently and received many compliments. A practitioner taught participants to fold lotus flowers and told them about the persecution in China. Many people expressed sympathy for the plight of practitioners in China.
From February 16 to March 10, practitioners held a similar workshop at a large electricity company in Ecuador, to teach its 75 employees the exercises, and tell them about Falun Dafa.
A female employee thanked practitioners and said, “Thank you for coming! I hope you will come again.” After he did the exercises a male employee said in surprise, “The aches and pain in my spine, shoulders and back are gone. This exercise is wonderful!”
In order to help more local residents experience the benefits of Falun Dafa, since 2021, practitioners set up two morning practice sites and one weekend site in Ecuador. They also distributed many brochures. These three practice sites cover the most populous parts of the country from north to south Quito.
Thanks to the efforts of local practitioners, more and more people know Falun Dafa is good and are now aware of the ongoing persecution in China. Alicia, who is in her 80s, came to the practice site to learn the exercises after Andy, who rents a room from her, told her about Falun Dafa. She said after doing the exercises, “I wish I had known about Falun Dafa years ago!”
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.
Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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