A Family Member of Falun Dafa Practitioners Speaks Out
(Minghui.org) As a family member of Falun Gong practitioners in China, my life has been stressful for the past 16 years. My mother started practicing Falun Dafa before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution, but I didn't pay much attention to it back then.
My mother was later imprisoned for going to Beijing to appeal. My whole family was influenced by the CCP's lies and had misunderstandings about Dafa. Mother continued to cultivate after she was released. My wife later became a practitioner, too. The rest of us tried everything we could think of to stop them, but we couldn't.
After practicing Dafa for some time, my wife's insomnia and rheumatoid arthritis went away. Soon our son started to cultivate, too. Instead of one person to worry about, now there were three.
I was haunted by fear. I always had to pay attention to what my wife was doing and was always worried that she would put herself in danger. I asked her where she was going and reminded her every time she went out to be careful. She knew I was very concerned, so she often told me about how Falun Dafa practitioners had benefited from the practice and held themselves to high standards. In time I understood the truth about Falun Dafa.
My wife changed after she started practicing Dafa. She used to argue with me about all the housework she had to do, and we often fought over trivial things. After she started to practice, she took it upon herself to do all the housework. Plus, she was no longer so demanding or stubborn. When I had to go to business dinner parties that involved drinking, she didn't get mad at me anymore. She just reminded me to not drink too much. Our relationship improved.
My friends and colleagues admired our happy family. They said that I have such a good wife. Whenever I had difficulties at work or in my life, she helped me straighten them out using Falun Dafa principles and reminding me to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Before I knew it, my view of Falun Dafa had changed, and I started to learn how to be a good person according to the principles of Dafa.
However, I can't stop worrying about my wife's safety, because I know how wicked the CCP is. It is capable of anything. I still have to ask her where she’s going. She is always honest with me and tells me how she clarifies the facts to save people and that Master will protect her. But I worry and worry until she gets home every time.
One winter day, she didn't get back until 8:40 p.m. I couldn't sit still at home, so I went out to wait for her at the entrance to our residential area. I waited for over an hour before she finally showed up. I was frozen by that time, with a heavy heart.
Whenever we go out shopping or get together with friends, my wife takes the opportunity to help people quit the three communist organizations. I'm afraid that she might put herself in danger, so I jump in to help her.
She wants to go to any gathering if there is someone there who hasn't quit the Party. When I didn't want her to go, she said, “Fine, if you can help them quit.” I had to agree. I have actually helped many friends and colleagues quit the Party. Whenever she needs a ride for Dafa-related tasks, I offer to take her.
The local police visited us after they found out our son had filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. They asked us to take him to the police station for clarification. My wife said that we shouldn't go, because we hadn't done anything wrong. I agreed even though I was afraid.
A police officer called me later about taking our son to the police station. I told him, “I have verified that my son did file a lawsuit. Jiang has persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners, including his grandmother. My son wants Jiang to be brought to justice. Although he is young, he can tell right from wrong. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not as brave as he is, but I fully support what he has done.”
The officer threatened to take action against us. I told him, “You work for law enforcement. I hope you won't do anything illegal. When you come to get us, you'd better bring a copy of the law we have violated. Otherwise, I will sue you and protect our rights.” The police never came to harass us again. My wife said I had done well, that I had deterred the police from committing a crime.
I would like to remind families of Falun Dafa practitioners who have done wrong things against Dafa to publish your official announcement online to void them. I want to tell you what happened to me. When my mother was imprisoned, I went to visit her in the labor camp every month. They forced me to curse Master and Dafa before I was allowed to see her. Later, I couldn't pass my driver's license test multiple times. My wife told me to recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I did, but the examiner started to pick on me as soon as I got in the car. He failed me and made me get out of the car.
When my wife chatted with me later that day, she mentioned that she wanted to visit an imprisoned fellow practitioner. She said they wouldn't order her to curse Dafa at this labor camp. I said, “Yes, they will. They wouldn't let me see Mom if I hadn't obeyed.” She was surprised to hear that, because no one had ever forced her to do that when she went to visit Mom. She told me that cursing Master and Dafa was a terrible thing to do, and that was why Master couldn't help me with my driver’s test. She told me to write an announcement to void what I had done.
I did and published it on the Minghui website. The next day, I got a call from the driver’s license administration before I got out of bed. They said I had passed the test and asked me why I hadn't signed my paperwork. I was surprised. I know Master had seen that I was remorseful and was able to help me.
I have said so much because I want to share my thoughts with other family members of Falun Dafa practitioners. Our family members haven't done anything wrong in cultivating Dafa. We have to stand with them, resist the persecution together, and seek justice for Master and Dafa.
I don’t tell people the facts about Falun Dafa, like practitioners do. I only hope to do my best to protect my family. Master has treated me fairly. He has blessed me with good health and a good job. I would like to thank Master and Dafa for giving me a compassionate wife and a good son, and making our family a happy one.
I would like to send Happy New Year's greetings to Master and all Falun Dafa practitioners and their families!