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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Trucker Chapel

Truck driver Ben Blackburn, 46, participates in a Bible study session at the Transport For Christ (TFC) mobile chapel in Lodi, Ohio, on October 23, 2013. TFC chaplains helped Blackburn enroll in trucking school after he lost his job during the recent economic recession.

Transport For Christ, an international trucker ministry, has placed 45 mobile chapels at truck stops across the United States. The chapels offer Bible study, worship services and counseling from volunteer chaplains. They also give drivers a break from the struggles and solitude of life on the road. This photo won The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all of the winners and finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Lodi, Ohio, United States of America
Copyright: © Lauren Pond
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.04.15
Editor's Pick
Finalist
Winner