RANCHO CALIFORNIA CHAPEL This little chapel began not as a dream of one couple but by the hand of God pushing and pulling one couple, Dick and Kathy Dickinson, who came here in March 1999 to purchase a lot. They retired in May 1999 and took off traveling. When they purchased they noticed an old wooden cross on the mountain overlooking the resort and both commented to each other as they left that they felt God might have a work for them here. Their idea was to teach Bible Studies. God’s idea was Rancho California Chapel. The idea to have a church service here had been planted in their mind by a salesperson, however, the actual work for the service was not promoted by anyone. They actually started with 4 people, two of them were Dick and Kathy. Dick taught with a turned over milk crate and Kathy led prayer and singing by using a Bose radio and cds. The chapel had rough beginnings with some voicing support but no help was given, others were underhanded in their objections and caused a lot of oppression for the chapel. However, God heard the prayers of Dick and Kathy to send just one couple who would be supportive of the ministry and that he did in 2004 when he sent numerous couples with various abilities to help with the vision. The first offering was taken in 2001 fall after a sweet young couple named Tammy and Drew Davis spoke and shared their desire to go to Newcastle, England to serve in ministry. We began taking an offering then and that was the beginning of God pouring out His blessings slowly on us. We then met Dr. Ana and Dr. Bill Moody who were considering giving up their practices in Fallbrook and going to China. This was in 2004 and once again we decided to support them on a monthly basis. By now we support eight missions: one local to our needy and poor and another to the troups in Afganistan and then six oversea missions. We feel that because of the generousity of this chapel, God has abundantly poured out His blessings on us. Our founding pastor, Dr. Dick Dickinson, was taken home to be with his Lord on Nov. 21, 2009 after 2 ½ years of lung cancer. Now a new well lit cross stands on the mountain overlooking the resort in memory of Dick and in praise to God for His loving hand in the molding of this chapel here at Rancho California RV Resort.
Mission News Rancho Chapel is gearing up for another year of mission support. A large part of our yearly budget is dedicated to doing God’s work in the mission fields around this planet. God has blessed this chapel with the gift of having members from our little chapel serve on short term missions by working with e3 Partners and other mission driven groups. In 2013 we were able to send out trained rancho chapel believers to Ethiopia, Ecuador and Peru equipped with tools for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved. God has blessed us mightily! Won’t you join us in this mission minded chapel and be part of taking The Light into the darkness of the world. Mark 16: 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
Sunday Chapel Service is held each Sunday at 10:00 AM at the Rancho California RV Resort, located at 45525 Hiway 79 South in Aguanga, CA. Currently we hold the Chapel Service in the Small Club House located at the front gate of the resort. Please join us at 10:00 next Sunday and experience what God is actively doing in the lives of our chapel members. From Interstate 15 in Temecula, go east 18 miles and turn right into Rancho California RV Resort. Need more information, Call 760-580-0588 or email email@example.com We are excited to have you join us….
The move has started from the small club house to the large club house. Our 14 years of chapel service has been blessed beyond belief. God has prepared us to grow His service. We will be able to handle the growth for sometime and I will not be surprised if we have to look for a larger building to hold the new and matured believer just from the Aguanga area. We are looking forward to the 2nd of March being our first Chapel Service in the new Club House. Tell a friend.