(Minghui.org) I am 60 years old, and was a local Communist Party official after I was demobilized from the military and transferred to work in a local Party organization.

I wrote many articles and drafted plans for arranging Party work, writing summary reports, and so on. The essence of my writings was to praise the party— to attribute everything successful to the Party.

When the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, out of pressure, fear, and concern for my family's safety, I tried to persuade my wife to give up practicing Falun Gong. Although I knew Falun Gong was good, and that there was nothing wrong with her being steadfast in her belief, I nonetheless tried to stop her from practicing.

I was afraid she would get hurt, and our family would be harmed by the wicked Party. I was once so overwhelmed by concern for my self-interest that I destroyed all of my family's Falun Gong materials.

What followed might have been retribution for my being disrespectful toward Dafa. In November 2011, I was diagnosed with a pituitary gland adenoma--a brain tumor. I had surgery to remove the tumor at the No. 301 Hospital in Beijing, while my wife was being held in a forced labor camp for the second time.

Amazingly, I was not nervous prior to the surgery, and I wasn't in pain afterward. I was discharged from the hospital seven days later, and my condition remained stable.

I shared my experience with my wife after she returned home from the forced labor camp. I learned that she had spent as much time as possible sending forth righteous thoughts for me, although she was subjected to terribly adverse conditions during my hospital stay. She also asked Master Li to protect and care for me.

Not until then did I realize why I didn't suffer any pain during the four-hour operation. (Surgery of this type is usually done under controlled sedation and not under complete anesthesia, so that the patient is adequately awake to communicate with the surgeon.)

I personally experienced the miraculous effects of Dafa, and I am grateful to Master Li Hongzhi.

My state of mind has fundamentally changed since then. I changed my negative attitude when speaking, writing, and doing things, and no longer support the Party's brutal suppression of Falun Gong.

I also gained a clearer understanding of “...with one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”) I now understand that I am actually a beneficiary of Dafa, rather than someone who only endures the persecution.

“Falun Dafa is great, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is really great.” This is what I gained from my personal experience.

I would like to declare null and void anything inappropriate I previously said against Dafa. I support Dafa and will make efforts to help spread Dafa.