A pastor who says he experienced miraculous healing from COVID-19 after a cleaner prayed for him in his hospital room is now having his story made into a Netflix film.
"God sent a cleaner," Pastor Lee McClelland from The Ark Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland says in the original video, detailing how he was struggling with isolation. "I honestly didn't know if I would make it or not," he says, and was "moments away from being put on a ventilator."
McClelland says he experienced a "night from hell" and was losing hope when he prayed for God to lift his spirits and "supernaturally encourage me." The next morning a cleaner arrived, who happened to be a former missionary. The two began to pray, and later that night McClelland began to turn around.
The video has around 500,000 views on YouTube and countless others on social media being shared by various sources. One of the thousands of people who watched the video was DeVon Franklin, the Hollywood producer of several Christian films. Franklin's films include Miracles From Heaven and Breakthrough.
Franklin reached out to McClelland about bringing his story to the masses. The Belfast Telegraph reports that the film will come out on Netflix by Christmas 2021, "will focus on Pastor McClelland's experience with coronavirus, his church and the viral video in which he recalled his encounter with the hospital cleaner."
"When no one else could get in, God sent a cleaner," McClelland says in the video. And, God used the cleaner to speak to McClelland in more ways than one.
As the pastor began to recover he says he began to crave a bag of crisps (potato chips) and coke. "I asked the Lord, because nobody could get to me, is it possible you could get me a packet of prawn cocktail crisps and a tin of Coke?
"The next morning the cleaner came and he brought in a bag, and in that bag were two oranges, a tin of Coke and packet of prawn cocktail crisps."
In the video, McClelland encourages people that God knows their needs and desires. "When His son desired a packet of Tayto, God sent a cleaner to reach me.
"Folks, never underestimate where God can use your life. Never underestimate what God can do with you ... He can use anybody. No matter their title, no matter their position in society, God can use anybody to reach His people."