Transport for Christ is a roadside ministry here in the USA for truckers. I was in Columbia today to attend a chess tournament with Elias and when we nipped out the the local Scottish restaurant for a burger we happened along this Transport for Christ chapel.
You an see that it is fashioned out of a tractor trailer, and is situated next to the boiled peanuts stand with the Golden Arches in the background. We met Clifford the local chaplain with his two dogs and talked about his ministry to truckers. Truckers have a lonely life, there’s violence out there, drugs and drink. Clifford said the prostitutes turn up at the truck stop parking lots going from truck to truck.
You have to admire the Evangelicals. So often they just get out there and get on with the job. They preach a simple gospel and minister to people in need. I’m tempted this summer to get on my cycle with my riding buddy Mikael (who is a hefty truck driver and former soldier) and hit the road and do some Catholic trucking evangelism together.