(Minghui.org) I have a big family spanning four generations. My parents are over 90 years old. I have two sons and several grandchildren. My family members have either benefited from practicing Falun Dafa or witnessed the healing power of Falun Dafa. So when the residential committee staff members came to harass us and order us to renounce Falun Gong in the “zero-out” campaign aimed to force every Falun Gong practitioner on the government’s blacklist to renounce their faith, all my loved ones resisted and spoke out for Dafa.
Before I talk about the harassment, I’d like to share the story of my father.
My father had interstitial pneumonia in 2019 and was hospitalized. Despite the treatment, his condition continued to decline. He was later put on a ventilator. He was bedridden, unable to eat or use the bathroom. The doctors told us that no treatment was available. He said we should start to prepare for the worst.
Having witnessed the health benefits my mother and I had experienced from practicing Dafa, my father decided to go back home and learn the practice. My mother and I started to practice Falun Dafa 26 years ago. We both not only regained health, but also became better people by following the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” in our daily lives. Our entire family, including my father, witnessed our changes and have been very supportive of our practice and our efforts to raise awareness about the persecution.
“I believe that Dafa Master will take care of me too,” my father said.
After my father returned home, he stopped all medications and injections. Instead, he started to listen to Falun Dafa’s lectures. On the third day, he ate some porridge and went to the bathroom by himself. Gradually, he could do the five Dafa exercises.
One week later, my father completely recovered.
After the CCP’s nationwide “zero-out” campaign started last year, local authorities have come to my home many times since December 2020. They attempted to force us to sign a document renouncing our faith. I told them the positive stories of my family members practicing Falun Dafa, “When seniors like us are illness free with elevated morals, we are not only lessening the burden on our children, but also society as a whole.”
Some government staff members agreed with us. Some told us that they had to come because this was their job, even though they didn’t want to.
But the community secretary wasn’t moved by our experience at all. She insisted that we sign the renouncing document and threatened to suspend my pension and my second son’s low income subsidy. My second son is in his 30s, mentally disabled and incapable of working. My husband has suffered from cerebral thrombosis for 16 years and is also incapable of working.
At that time, my nephew was at my home. He said, “Auntie, how about I sign it for you? How can you survive without a pension?” I didn’t agree and said to him, “Nobody should sign it. It is not good for anyone. We benefited so much from practicing Dafa, how can we give it up?”
Then my father, first son, his wife and their son came. The community secretary left since she was fully aware that none of my family would cooperate with her.
My father wavered a little because he wanted to keep his pension. I reminded him that it was Dafa who saved his life and he couldn’t do things to betray Dafa. My father understood and said, “Now I know what to do.”
My first son shared that he thought this was a test in our practice. All my brothers and sisters also sided with us. My younger sister said she would tell those people to go away if they dared to come again.
Before the 2021 Chinese new year, the local authorities attempted to force us to sign the document again. At that time, only my parents were at home. My father opened the door and saw six people. He said, “When will you stop harassing us? I am over 90 years old and I have not committed any crime. Please do not come again, you have disturbed our normal life. If we become sick because of you, my children will not let you off the hook.” One of them immediately said they would not come again.
The last harassment was from the director of our local police station. He called my brother and asked my brother to sign the document on my father’s behalf. My brother refused, “My father is over 90. I can’t sign anything for him.”