(Minghui.org) Hundreds of refugees seeking asylum live in the Ter Apel camp located in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. A Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) practitioner volunteered at the camp from March 19 to 22, 2024. They introduced Falun Gong and taught the exercises to the refugees. These people had fled their homes from war-torn areas around the world. Many were very interested and decided to learn this ancient practice from China.

Ms. Leila from Iran had been operated on for a brain tumor. Because of the tumor, she was often dizzy and sometimes fell down. Once she broke her leg, and the steel rod doctors put in her leg left her unable to stand properly. She sat on a chair and learned the first, second, third, and fourth Falun Gong exercises. She paid close attention and her movements were absolutely perfect.

Leila said that, on the night she learned the exercises, she could feel heat in her hands and lower abdomen, and she felt very good, the generalized pain she’d learned to live with having disappeared. It used to take her at least an hour to fall asleep, but she fell asleep quickly that night and slept soundly.

Leila’s experience made her husband Mohsen very thankful. He also learned the exercises and thanked the practitioner repeatedly for introducing to them such a wonderful practice.

Refugees learning the Falun Gong exercises in Ter Apel camp

Ms. Soheila is also from Iran. She said that doing the Falun Gong exercises made her feel very comfortable already on the first day. Even though it was very cold and drizzling on the second day, she followed Falun Gong practitioners to practice outdoors. She said that she was determined to keep doing the exercises.

Ms. Khadeja is a refugee from Afghanistan. By doing the exercises, her bad cough that had lasted for several days was almost gone. She was pleasantly surprised.

There was also another lady from Afghanistan in the class who was transferred to another camp on the second day the exercises were being taught. She was very grateful for the opportunity to learn Falun Gong. The practitioner sent her a link to the Minghui website with Master Li Hongzhi’s exercise teaching videos and encouraged her to continue doing the exercises.

During the introduction and teaching, when they heard that such a beautiful practice was being brutally persecuted in China, many people felt sad and said, “Communism is bad!”

People liked the Falun Gong informational truth-clarification materials practitioners gave them. Having experienced turbulence and upheaval and now so far from home, they could sense the health, peacefulness, and calm the Falun Dafa practitioners had brought into the refugee camp.