(Minghui.org) I was once arrested and my home ransacked by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for my belief in Falun Dafa. While I was detained, only one practitioner kept in touch with my family. 

I couldn’t think of who the practitioner could be until she came to my home one day after I was released.

She was surprised and happy to see me, and held my hands tightly, refusing to let go. She said, “I have come here about eight times, but no one was home. The local practitioners and I believed that you would be able to handle the situation properly. We sent forth righteous thoughts for you.”

I replied, “I once sent righteous thoughts around noontime and felt a tremendous amount of energy, more than I could emit on my own. I knew you were all helping me, allowing our gong energy to merge together.”

She also told me that she had hired an attorney for me. “I told your family that I would take care of the attorney fees,” she added, although she was very frugal towards herself. 

I didn’t think my family would hire an attorney and had planned to defend myself. Hearing of what she did, I felt I finally had support. She didn’t go into hiding but came forward to help me. What a kind practitioner!

She also encouraged me to do well in cultivation and asked if I needed anything before she left. Her support gave me strength and warmth. I often get teary-eyed when I think of her years later. 

After I was released, my family told me a practitioner came over to our house. I thought of every practitioner except for her since she was the most timid person in our area. 

This practitioner previously had a good impression of Falun Dafa and began practicing after she learned the facts about Dafa and the persecution.

However, she did not dare to participate in any truth-clarification projects, and would only help out a little here and there. 

She had a timorous look in her eyes and was usually evasive. She was anxious about not being able to clarify the truth.

Her situation remained the same for a long time. I felt she had a lot of human notions and attachments, so I often criticized and looked down on her. Yet, she was still good-natured. She never got upset but would listen with humility. She knew it was for her own good, and often thanked me.

Many practitioners were arrested and given heavy sentences, but they did not submit to the CCP or sign a statement pleading guilty, to reduce their sentence by two years. Those who were released continued to tell people about the persecution.

It hasn’t been easy for Dafa practitioners, who risk being arrested and sentenced for simply talking to people about the practice and the persecution. However, we’ve come this far.

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