Article by Jane Evans, January 11, 2011
Marietta, PA, January 11, 2011--Jerry Moeckli has been appointed as the new lead chaplain for the Transport For Christ mobile chapel located at the Sacramento 49'er Travel Plaza in Sacramento, California. Jerry and his wife, Joyce, will be assuming duties immediately.
Mobile chapels are a refuge for truckers, many of whom are away from home for weeks at a time. Approximately 500 truckers a day pass through the plaza, and the Moecklis will be there to serve anyone who needs help. Their goal is to make the chapel a home away from home for travelers who have a desire for fellowship or need assistance.
Moeckli, a retired firefighter, comes to Transport For Christ with 10 years experience as a long-haul truck driver. He and his wife, Joyce, incorporated trucking ministry into their lives as they traveled across the country delivering goods. Moeckli stated that they recognized the difficulty truckers experienced if they wanted to attend traditional church services, as church parking lots can’t accommodate 18-wheelers. Since the truckers could not easily drive to church, the Moecklis brought church to them offering services, Bible studies and coffee wherever they stopped.
Transport For Christ chapels are located at strategic travel plazas across the United States and Canada. The chapels offer truckers a place where they can find fellowship, encouragement, a listening ear, as well as assistance for any physical needs.
For more information about TFC contact:
Jane Evans, Director of Communications PO Box 117 Marietta, PA 17547 email@example.com 717-426-9977, ext. 101
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