Truck drivers across the country are finding opportunities for prayer and evangelism at Transport for Christ (TFC) mobile chapels across the country, according to the Christian Post.
At the Wilco Travel Plaza in Harrisburg, Penn., an estimated 60 to 70 truck drivers will dedicate their lives to Christ each year. The Harrisburg chapel is the first permanent TFC location in the country, and is open 24 hours a day. TFC has a total of 33 chapels across the United States and Canada.
David Roberts, the main chaplain at Wilco, was a pastor of six churches before becoming chaplain at the mobile chapel. He said that during his best year as a minister, he led about 20 people to Christ. During his first week with TFC, he was surprised to lead 14 truckers to Christ.
Roberts said truck drivers are open to the gospel because they have so much time to think, and they like the TFC locations because of the opportunity for relationships on the road and because the chaplains don’t talk down to them.
“We identify with them. When they confess their sins, we confess our sins with them. When they pray for a wayward child, we pray for a wayward child,” he said. [christianpost.com, 6/7/10]