RANCHO CALIFORNIA CHAPEL This little chapel began not only as a dream of one couple but also by the hand of God pushing and pulling that 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 ten missions: one local to our needy and poor and another to the our fighting men and women in Afghanistan and then six oversea missions and two others. We feel that because of the generosity 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. We hold the Chapel Service in the Large Club House located in the rear of the resort. Chapel car passes are available at the front security gate. 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 on Temecula Parkway (Hiway 79 South) 18 miles and turn right into Rancho California RV Resort. Need more information, Call 760-580-0588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We are excited to have you join us….
The Prayer List November 16, 2014 Heart and Health Don Buhl is still in rehab in Hemet. He’s having a difficult time recuperating. Due to the concern over blood clots (by medical personnel) his rehab has been delayed. True to character, Don has been using this time to talk to others about the Lord so it’s not all wasted time! Please hold him in your prayers, asking for God to heal him. Ron Crowley is an employee at Jojoba Hills who is seriously ill and in need of a liver transplant. The “mountains of paperwork” is preventing the transplant. Both Ron and his wife, Leti, are in need of prayers. Rick Eisemann acts like he didn’t even have back surgery! When contacted he was watching the parade down Main Street in Disneyland! He indicated he was hoping to attend Chapel on Sunday so may be reading this now! Praise God for a fabulous surgeon and healing! Rick will be with us on the 23rd so mark your calendar and plan to attend. “God’s people” Throughout the world people are being massacred and the “experts” disagree on how to stop it. But Christians know that God is the answer. Let us all pray for His Holy intervention to stop this madness. Lauren is the daughter of Denise Dawson. She had an MRI of her breast this past week and the radiologist recommended an ultra sound. Now she is waiting to get in to see a breast surgeon, who may recommend a biopsy. Additionally, she has a condition that may prevent a pregnancy and/or the completion of a pregnancy. Please pray for God’s healing: that she doesn’t have a more serious disease and that she is able to conceive. Jeri McLees is in a great deal of pain, although the nature of it is unknown. Please pray for pain relief and healing so that she might be able to return to the ranch from Sacramento. Sarah is a family friend of chapel member, Maureen Cornist. She is a single mother of a special needs child and she discovered a lump in her breast last week. Please pray that the lump is benign. “Others” Please continue to remember the following friends in their suffering and recovery: Jim Davis (cancer), Donna Isaman (sister of Roni Wagner; cancer) Jason Klein (son of John & Joyce; brain injury and employment), Gary Kramer (son of Keith & Sharon Kramer), Bob Kruse (cancer), Mario (cancer). Please also continue to pray for success for the Bible Study for the Rancho workers. If you know of someone in need of prayers (even if it is YOU), please call, text, or email me. Thank you! If you are not receiving the email prayer requests, please let me know your email address and I’ll be pleased to add your name to the list. Send it to Kay Leffel at email@example.com or call me at 208-699-0435. Have a great week!