The Inventor and CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, was at a Trump rally in Houston tonight where he talked passionately and from his heart about his past drug addiction and how he feels that MyPillow is a platform for hope.
Mike Lindell also announced a new website and program that will soon be launched called the Lindell Recovery Network that will match drug addicts with stories of hope designed to motivate addicts to get help.
Here is MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s story of hope:
I Was a Crack Cocaine Addict
I used to be a crack cocaine addict. On January 16, 2009, by the grace of God, I prayed and I was free from all these addictions. I’m actually going to be at the White House on Wednesday for the opiate crisis that we are working on and trying to solve all these things for the opiate addicts, such a tragedy now. I want to get the right people voted in so that we can keep on that path of getting rid of some of the regulations so we can help everybody.
What I’m doing personally is helping the faith-based treatment centers. These are the ones that work; there’s Salvation Army, Teen Challenge, and Union Gospel. These are the treatment centers that have worked in our country. The Salvation Army goes back all the way to the late 1800’s.
Announces The Lindell Recovery Network
What I have that’s going to be coming out, I’ll tell it here first, is called The Lindell Recovery Network. If you are a 22-year-old opiate addict, you put in your age and what you are addicted to and all these stories that I’m gathering of hope come down from people your age. So you will go, wow, they all made it through.
Then I’m going to be like their tour guide on the website where I’m going to say you go over here and see all these centers of hope I have vetted in this country over the last year. I’ll say you go to one of these centers and get help and when you come out I will be there for you.
I’m Going to Have Pain Mentors
I’m going to have pain mentors and I want to be one of the biggest employers in this country where I’m going to employ all of these mentors to help them when they come out. A lot of times when addicts come out of treatment they don’t have trust, people aren’t going to trust them right away. I’m going to be doing it for the prisons too.
There are so many things that the President is working on now… they always try and stop things especially with the faith-based centers. Okay, we will give you money but you have to take Jesus out of the equation. That’s wrong. You need these centers so they help people so they have a base when they get out. It’s going to be amazing. I can see the opiate crisis shrinking. We are going to tackle it head on the same way it happened where it got big so fast.
People relate to their own age group and their own addiction. For me, I had my friend come to me, I had been a cocaine addict for 20 years, then a crack addict for 9, but my friend came to me one month before I quit and for three years he had been clean and I said, Dick what are you doing here? He had found Jesus, he had gotten saved and I said as long as your here I asked, is it boring? He said no man it isn’t boring. I had all these questions that only he could answer.
A Match Will Call Up Stories of Hope
A 20-year-old opiate addict might not be able to relate to a 50-year-old meth addict. It’s like a match and when you get a match you see all these stories of hope. It’s going to be so amazing.
At MyPillow I take addicts who have gotten help and give them second chances. Even like the Salvation Army, which is an amazing treatment center but nobody knows about them, so people that come out of there employers will grab them because they know they are amazing people. Addicts are amazing people, they are just hiding pain. I hope my story will give them hope. I have a book coming out that is going to offer hope. People need hope nowadays.
MyPillow is a Platform for Helping People
I would get these dreams and I used to always tell people, even my drug dealers, that I would come back someday and MyPillow was going to be a platform for helping people. The drug dealers did an intervention on me after I’d been up for 14 days. They wouldn’t sell me any drugs and I couldn’t get them on the street. I came upstairs at three in the morning and he took a picture and said you are going to need this for your book.
You’ve been telling us for years that you are going to come back and help us, help the inner cities, and help us with our addiction and we are not going to let you die on us. I’d always tell them that MyPillow was a platform for God enabling us to help people and get that story of hope out there.