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Truck Stop Church Offers Respite For Weary Drivers

The highway can be a lonely place for truck drivers, who often travel long distances for days and weeks without seeing family and friends. But an organization called Truckstop Ministries offers a sanctuary for tired drivers to reflect, rest and pray.

Saul Gonzalez of Here & Now contributor KCRW in Los Angeles paid a visit to a truck stop church off Interstate 10 in southern California and has our story.

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Saul Gonzalez, reporter and producer at KCRW in Los Angeles. He tweets @SaulKCRW.

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A driver sits during the chapel service. (Saul Gonzalez/KCRW)
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A driver sits during the chapel service. (Saul Gonzalez/KCRW)

Michael DeBay conducts a Sunday service to drivers inside the truck stop chapel off Interstate 10 in southern California. (Saul Gonzalez/KCRW)
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Michael DeBay conducts a Sunday service to drivers inside the truck stop chapel off Interstate 10 in southern California. (Saul Gonzalez/KCRW)

The Travel Centers of America truck stop in Ontario, California, at sunset. (Saul Gonzalez/KCRW)
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The Travel Centers of America truck stop in Ontario, California, at sunset. (Saul Gonzalez/KCRW)