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Tapes for Truckers

It can be a lonely trip from Atlanta, Georgia, to Waco, Texas, for long-haul truckers, and Marvin Donnell wanted drivers to know their Creator cares about them, and a church full of Texans is praying for them.

Donnell, associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Woodway, assembled ten local Christian musicians willing to donate their time to record a tape of three country-western songs he had written and five well-known gospel favorites. The tape is called, "Here's to You, America," and its jacket contains a brief gospel message, a toll-free number, and the address of First Baptist Church.

The missions committee of this Waco, Texas, church paid for the production of 1,500 tapes. Most of the tapes have been given away at four truck stops within 100 miles of the church. They are displayed near the cash register and are free to any driver who signs a card. The card has space for the trucker to request prayer or a call from church members. The cards are returned by the truck ...

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