(Minghui.org) As of February 2016, more than 230 million Chinese people have declared their intention to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers.

Many Falun Gong practitioners in China have been spreading the word about the importance of these withdrawals. More often than not, people welcome the message and can't wait to break free from the CCP.

A practitioner shares some recent exchanges below.

Communist Party Secretary: “Everyone, Come and Withdraw from the CCP!”

One day in 2015, I was walking in a village where people were drying their harvest in the sun. I walked up to an elderly woman and a young man, and started telling them about Falun Gong and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes the meditation practice. The woman said that she was a member of the CCP, so I talked to her about withdrawing from the Party and its affiliated organizations. A man on a moped drove up, and I advised him to withdraw, too.

“He is the secretary of the Communist Party Committee in our village and has been a member for over 40 years!” the woman told me.

“Aren't you afraid of being arrested? I just need to make one phone call, and they'll be here in no time,” said the man.

I replied, “Who still does this sort of thing nowadays?! I don't believe you're that kind of person.”

The man suddenly shouted toward the people in village, “Everyone, come and withdraw from the CCP!”

He then drove off and stopped a short distance from me. I walked over to him and said, “You can still do your job after withdrawing from the CCP; your work won't be affected.” He agreed to withdraw and rode off. The elderly woman also agreed to withdraw.

“You People Are Heroes”

I live in a small town that has many practitioners. Over the years, I have been visiting open markets in the nearby townships regularly to tell people about Falun Gong and the persecution.

One time, I saw an elderly woman selling saplings. I told her about the persecution of Falun Gong and the practice itself. I then walked away to talk to someone else. She called me back and said with a smile, “You people are heroes! I can't tell you how I know it, but this is what is supposed to happen at this time in history.”