More Than A Cleaner w/Pastor Lee Mcclelland II #Covid19 Survivor (Season 2 Episode 12)
In this episode of The Purpose Podcast, we host our FIRST international guest. Pastor Lee Mcclelland from The Ark Church Belfast in Ireland. Pastor Lee is recovering from COVID-19. During his recovery, he began to share how God was moving in his life on social media. Within days his testimony went viral around the world and is continuing to impact millions of people.
[00:01:08] Pastor Lee shares about his heart for The Ark Church; his desire is to reach the broken and addicted in Belfast. Early on, Pastor Lee founded Teen Challenge in Ireland and has a huge heart for evangelism.
[00:03:25] Lee’s testimony has over 26 Million views and is growing. As a new church plant, this is empowering and humbling for his church.
[00:09:25] (Romans 8:28) God sees what you are doing when you serve Him.
[00:11:22] The specific events leading up to Lee’s hospitalization. He was sick for six days and under immense pressure. He struggled to breathe and had a high-grade fever.
[00:13:27] Pastor Lee shares his experience inside of the coronavirus ward. The isolation inside of the ward is challenging to cope with, and he was very limited in communication with others.
[00:17:50] In a moment of discouragement and loneliness, God sent a cleaner to comfort Lee in his hospital room.
[00:20:18] The cleaner was sent hours after a cry to God
[00:21:09] After the prayer of his family, church, and this special cleaner, everything came together, and things began to turn around. He felt a complete change in his body.
[00:22:11] As Pastor Lee began to recover, he had an intense craving for chips. Without telling anyone, the cleaner came back and delivered his favorite chips, a coke, and two oranges.
[00:25:50] Hebrews 13:2
[00:26:31] God wants to use your life, no matter if you’re in the workplace, in school, in college, no matter what God is always looking for people to use.
[00:31:49 ] Advice to those struggling with fear about the coronavirus.
Divining moments and quotes from this episode
[00:05:27] A simple act of God’s grace and mercy has been able to touch people around the globe
[00:24:00] At that very moment, I said Thank you, Lord, for hearing my cry..
[00:24:39] Pastor Lee shares he heard the Lord say, “I hear you, I love you, and I am with you.
[00:25:27] Sometimes, when God does something so simple, it has a profound effect.
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