[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] My Family Is Blessed for Supporting Dafa
(Minghui.org) At 66 years old, I am healthy and full of energy. I have practiced Falun Dafa for 20 years. My family supports Falun Dafa and has experienced the blessings that come with taking a righteous stance against the communist regime's persecution.
Husband Stands with Me Against the Persecution
After the persecution of Falun Dafa began in July 1999, I was fired by my workplace because I refused to renounce my practice. Though other practitioners' families blamed them for bringing them trouble, my family did not blame Dafa or me. They were clear that the persecution was wrong.
My husband supported my decision to continue the practice even though he was under huge pressure. At the same time, he tried to seek justice for me.
He took me to many government agencies to appeal for me, including the labor department, the appeal offices, and the mayor's office. He asked the officials to show him the supporting documents for firing me.
After the appeals failed, he thought of going through the legal system. He filed a lawsuit against my former workplace in 2005, which was unprecedented. We were both plaintiffs. In the court, I explained the facts about Falun Dafa and why I refused to give up my faith. My husband also exposed their illegal firing of me and their abuse of power. Even though the judge dared not rule in our favor, many people learned the truth through the process of our lawsuit.
We got in touch with the chief editor of the Shandong Province Legal Daily newspaper in 2008. After hearing my story, he offered me free legal help. He and I wrote a joint letter to my town government, urging them to issue my retirement benefits; otherwise, my case would be published in the newspaper. The town government officials finally gave in and ordered the officials from the social security office to begin issuing me my retirement benefits.
My husband also tells other people about the goodness of Dafa. He became friends with a hotel owner who mentioned that he and his family had a lot of problems with their health. My husband told him about how Dafa had helped me. It turned out that his family had practiced Dafa before the persecution began, but they gave it up under the pressure.
I asked my husband to bring informational materials about the persecution to them, and I wrote them letters to encourage them not to give in to fear. Later, they decided to resume the practice and asked me for Dafa books.
I had been to Beijing several times to appeal for justice for Dafa and had been detained. My husband never complained. He never said anything no matter when I went out and how late I came back. He did all the house work and took care of our younger child when I was out.
He helped me to clarify the truth to people and helped them to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its youth organizations.
He is 68 years old now and very healthy. He was hired back after retirement and earns more than before. He is blessed.
Son's Business Doing Well
When I went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Dafa, my son bought me the train tickets and drove me to the station. During the fifth trip, I was intercepted by the police and brought back to the local police station. My son did not hear from me after sending me off and thought something went wrong.
He came to Beijing to look for me at the police department. When he learned that I had been taken back to the local police station, he went there to demand my release. He raised a commotion when the police refused to let him see me.
When the police came to arrest me while I was living with my son and daughter-in-law, they blocked the officers and argued with them. They were taken to the police station as well, but they never complained or withdrew their support.
My son started up a small restaurant, and his business has been doing really well. He follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in running his business. He uses paper currency with messages about Dafa to help raise awareness of the persecution. During Chinese New Year, he hung up poems about Dafa on his door. His good business practices and reputation spread in the neighborhood, and his restaurant is always full of customers.
Now, with two children, his family has a happy life. They believe in Dafa's blessings and are sincerely grateful.
My daughter is 30 years old. She was hired by a desirable company after graduating from college. She practiced Dafa with me when she was little and went with me to appeal against the persecution.
When she gave birth to her daughter, the baby did not cry for a while after the birth. The doctor was worried and prepared for testing and treatment. I believed that the baby was fine. I kept talking to her and telling her “Falun Dafa is good.” I also silently called out to Master Li for help. Shortly afterward, the baby spit out a mouthful of dirty liquid. She was completely fine after that.
My daughter also gave birth to her second child, a 12-pound baby boy, without any complications.
In 2015, my daughter filed a lawsuit against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin using her real name and exposed the persecution she suffered in school and from the local police.
She supports my efforts to expose the persecuiton. She is blessed with a happy family and a good career. She is sincerely grateful to Master Li and Falun Dafa.