Millions of Americans know Mike Lindell from his popular commercials for MyPillow, but many people are likely unaware of the iconic pillow magnate’s incredible backstory of overcoming addiction, finding faith and using his massive platform to help transform the lives of others.
Lindell, who is the CEO and inventor of MyPillow, helped finance “Unplanned,” a film about abortion clinic director-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson’s life that has been sparking headlines and is currently in theaters nationwide.
He poured $1 million into the production, telling PureFlix.com’s “Pure Talk” that he got involved after producers reached out and revealed their plans. Lindell was so moved by Johnson’s real-life story that he prayed over it and instantly decided to fund the movie and film a cameo.
“I said, ‘Are you short any money?’ And they said, ‘Yeah, we’re short about a $1 million and … I just felt right there through the Holy Spirit — ‘Send this money,’” Lindell explained.
He also shared details of his personal faith journey, revealing that he was a drug addict for nearly three decades before finally stopping in 2009.
“I was a crack cocaine addict,” Lindell said. “I was a very functioning cocaine addict.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post; Pureflix.com, Billy Hallowell