(Minghui.org) My mother-in-law has three daughters and two sons. My husband is the older son. My father-in-law died before we were married.
My husband and I became Falun Dafa practitioners in 1997. We followed the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, and tried to be good people. We treated others with kindness, and lived a happy family life.
Seeing how Dafa changed our lives for the better, my mother-in-law began to practice in 1999. She listened to others reading Falun Dafa books during group Fa study because she could not read well. A big carbuncle on her back subsequently disappeared. Everyone in the family thought this was amazing, because neither Chinese nor Western medicine could remove it.
Onset of Persecution
My husband and I were constantly harassed by the police after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution in July 1999. We were also arrested and taken to detention and brainwashing centers. Moreover, the CCP’s propaganda and lies fooled our family. My mother-in-law and her children turned against the practice, and they refused to listen to our explanations.
My husband and I lived with my mother-in-law’s family in a house with a courtyard. When the house was demolished, we were given two residential units as compensation. My brother-in-law said that both units belonged to their family, so he took control of them. He had a discussion with his sisters, but didn’t allow my husband and I to participate.
Being practitioners, my husband and I decided to stay out of it, and let things take their course. We kept our complaints to ourselves.
My mother-in-law came down with Alzheimer’s disease shortly after. My brother-in-law asked one of the sisters to care for her. He was going to pay the expenses with the property sales proceeds and my mother-in-law’s money.
A family member suggested that whoever took care of the mother should get one of the residential units. The sister who cared for the mother liked the idea, but my brother-in-law disagreed. In the end, he sold both units and controlled the money.
My brother-in-law had a stroke this year. He became paralyzed, and exhibited a nervous disorder. His wife had left him by then, and his son was too busy working and couldn’t take care of him. Fortunately, he is recovering after treatment.
The sister who was helping my mother-in-law couldn’t care for her, and told my brother-in-law to handle the problem. Due to unpaid expenses and loss of credit, my brother-in-law said he had exhausted the retirement fund.
“...we should be good to others, not to mention our own families, in whatever setting we may be, and treat everyone with kindness.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
My husband and I helped my mother-in-law and brother-in-law without complaining, and they were touched by our selflessness. My brother-in-law understood the truth about Dafa and renounced the CCP. They both said that “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The sisters finally realized that Dafa is a good practice.
Our family has a predestined relationship with us. We should maintain righteous thoughts and awaken more people who are predestined. We thank Master, the founder of Falun Dafa, for saving them.
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