(Minghui.org) My brother, his wife and I practice Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong. Like millions of others, our lives were severely affected by the persecution launched by the Chinese Communist Party on July 20, 1999. Because of the merciful protection of Master Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong, our family was able to hold together through the hardships.
After the persecution began in 1999, my father could not withstand the pressure and suffered a paralyzing stroke.
Both my brother and I were illegally arrested for refusing to renounce Falun Gong and sent to forced labor camps in 2001. Thinking of the financial constraints of both my family and my brother's family, my mother's health, and the heavy farm work, my heart was grieved. My mother had never been in good health and had suffered stomach pain since I was very young. I could not imagine how my mother and my sister-in-law would make it through this tribulation. I worried that I would never see my father again.
I was released three years later. My father was so excited to see me home that he was speechless. My mother was in tears. She looked much older. She told me that her stomach problem went away right after we were arrested, and she could do the heavy farm work and take care of my father. She also said that whenever she and my sister-in-law had difficulties, they always somehow received the help they needed.
What happened to my father was more amazing. He ate regularly, but he only had a bowel movement about once every two weeks. This made things a lot easier for my mother. When my mother was not at home, someone would unexpectedly show up when my father needed help.
I believe that Master mercifully bore the suffering for my parents and took care of my family.
My brother was arrested again before New Year of 2011 for distributing information about the persecution of Falun Gong. His 14-year-old son was at home alone one day during the New Year holiday season. While setting off firecrackers to celebrate, a firecracker exploded unexpectedly and burned his eyes and face.
My sister-in-law rushed home upon receiving the phone call from her neighbor. She did not know what to do. She had quit practicing Falun Gong when the persecution began, but she still believed in the power of the practice. She called out: “Master, please help my son!”
My nephew was taken for treatment at the hospital. My wife went to the hospital to help my sister-in-law take care of him. She asked him to continuously recite with her “Falun Dafa is good.” He improved quickly and was soon discharged from the hospital.
He continued to recite the phrase while he was recuperating at home. A month later, all of his scabs came off and there was no scarring. He is eighteen years old now. He has grown up a strong young man.
My whole family has experienced the miraculous power and wonder of Falun Dafa. We deeply feel the enormous compassion of Master and the boundlessness of the Buddha Fa. We will work harder to dispel the CCP's lies and help more people benefit from the Buddha Fa.