Hello Brother Gary,
I wanted to share with you about my first time in a truck stop chapel. It was in the late 90s and I had delivered a load of frozen dinners and went to the truck stop in Rochelle, IL. We spent the night and got up and showered and ate breakfast. We went back to my truck to wait on my next load. We were talking when someone knocked on my door. I looked down and a man in a fedora with several kids was looking at me. I asked what he needed and he said he came to invite us to church in the trailer that was converted into a chapel. I told him we were waiting on our next load assignment and might come in later. After he walked away I told my wife they weren’t in a hurry to get me my load so we were going to church. After the service he asked if he could pray for me? He said from the moment he saw me he felt the love of God towards me. He prayed that God would get us off the road and give me a good local job. That prayer was answered a few months later. Danny
Danny, The Chaplain your referring to in Rochelle, IL. is a very good friend, Chaplain Jay LeRette. He is still there at Rochelle, Il at the Petro truck stop. I also met him in the mid 90’s and he made a powerful impact on my life and ministry. How many drivers brother Jay has prayed with over the last 30 years is amazing testimony of his ministry. Drivers if you haven’t never stopped in at the Chapel in Rochelle, Il. you need to make it a point to stop in and shake this mighty man of God’s hand and thank him for his years of service.
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Here are just a few letters we have gotten from so many good folks.