Former Party Official Turns His Back on the Communist Regime and Is Rewarded
(Minghui.org) I was arrested last April and detained in the local detention center. I talked to everyone in my cell about Falun Gong and the brutal and unjust persecution. Some of them then decided to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates. One of them, a former Party official, later had his sentence dramatically reduced, which we believe to be heaven's reward for his righteous stance.
He was a county-level official. He was framed and was facing an eight-year prison sentence. When I told him about Falun Gong, he did not understand why such a good practice was persecuted by the CCP. I further explained that Jiang Zemin initiated the persecution despite other leaders' opposition.
I also told him that the CCP staged the incident of the self-immolation on Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong, and how Falun Gong has spread to more than 100 countries in the world.
We talked more about CCP's history, from the Cultural Revolution, the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre, to the persecution of Falun Gong. I told him how over 80 million people had died from these political movements and brought up the corruption of the CCP officials nowadays. I told him about the organ harvesting atrocities committed against Falun Gong practitioners.
“Wow,” he said. “I was totally deceived by the CCP all these years. I was unable to tell the true nature of the evil CCP and have been devoted to it. I really wanted to do some good deeds for people, but ended up in prison.”
He began to cry and talked about the evil deeds committed by the CCP. I told him to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and to withdraw from the CCP for a better future. He then smiled and said, “I believe you. I feel that Master Li has come to save me.”
He had been the director of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee for several years. I advised him to make a declaration repenting of all of his wrongdoing toward Falun Gong. He agreed to do this and to withdraw from the CCP as well. I told him that I would help him with the formal declaration after I got out of the detention center.
He sat down on the ground and pressed his hand together in front of his chest and murmured a few words. He asked me, “If I sincerely believe it, do I have a chance to get out of prison earlier? Maybe in five years?” I said, “It is all up to your heart. If you do it sincerely, I believe Master will help you. Maybe you will get out in two or three years.”
He happily stood up, “I no longer need to worry about anything. I never thought that I would encounter such happiness because of my bad luck.”
Since then, he liked to be around me. When I recited Master's Hong Yin poems, he followed along; when I sang songs composed by practitioners, he learned to sing along as well.
Our singing even attracted the attention of our cell head. One day, the head, who had withdrawn from the CCP, asked me to teach all the members of our cell to sing during the break. I taught them the song, “Follow Master.” The singing could be heard by others around us as well. I thanked Master that the mighty power of Dafa brought out the kindness of sentient beings.
Before I was released, I wrote down the lyrics of the song and left it with that official. He gave me his family's phone number and asked me to update them about his situation.
I called his family shortly after I was released and told them that he was doing fine. I was surprised that they wanted to meet me. Three days later, they drove four hours to meet me.
I told them about how he had changed his attitude after learning the facts about the regime’s persecution of Falun Gong. They all understood and also decided to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliates. I told them to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and their situation would turn around.
I kept in touch with his family. They updated me that their situation had been improving. Here are some of their messages to me:
“We are so grateful to have met you; thank you for your thinking of us; thank you for your guidance; more thanks to Master Li for saving us from our hardship and helping our family. ... We did what you told us, often reciting the 'nine lucky words.' We are all very healthy and happy. Wishing you the best in your spiritual cultivation.”
“Things are improving in every aspect. We feel that heaven is helping us. Our whole family, including his children and his grandchildren, kowtow to Master on his behalf.”
And finally, “The sentence was announced today: One and a half years! He will be released on June 26. We thank Master for reducing his term with his mighty power!”
That official and his family came to visit me in July. I told him that Master saved him because he has a predestined relationship with Dafa. I gave him the book Zhuan Falun. He said that he would definitely read it.