A video of pastor Lee McClelland from Ark Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has gone viral on social media. In the video, the pastor describes being in the hospital with the virus where he began to lose hope as his condition deteriorated. He recalled the nights, in particular, being the worst part for him.
In the clip, McClelland describes feeling “alone” because no one could visit him — not his family, not a pastor, no one. He admitted to being in a dark place and unsure of his fate, and then God sent a cleaner his way.
The hospital cleaner had been a missionary in Nigeria for 14 years and testified of all the miracles he saw God perform. He also encouraged the pastor that God could heal him as well and prayed with McClelland from afar. Everyday the cleaner would check in on the pastor and eventually McClelland would give him a thumbs-up as his health began to turn around.
The cleaner’s prayers were being answered as McClelland regained his appetite and his breathing improved. He recalled craving prawn crisps and a coke. The next day, pastor McClelland’s prayers were answered as that very same cleaner showed up with a bag of two oranges, a packet of prawn crisps and a coke as a gift for the minster.
The cleaner told him it was a “gift from the Lord.”
“God is a God that is personal,” McClelland testified in the video with tears in his eyes.
He said although people might think he’s crazy, “I am crazy, crazy for Jesus. God knows what you have need of. He is an incredible savior!”
The pastor encouraged everyone to “never underestimate” God.