Our Chapel History

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.

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Sunday Nights at Chapel

We are gearing up to start our Sunday Night Speaker and Movie Nights again. Starting February 8th we have the Old Testament coming alive with the book of Daniel with Pastor Larry Green. Don\'t miss the Sunday Night Specials. Want something special, leave a request here or email me at bigmuff@aol.com.

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Sunday Service

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 ranchochapel@aol.com We are excited to have you join us….

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Sunday Prayer Insert

The Prayer’s Needed List January 18, 2015 Your Prayers Make a Difference Ron Crowley - an employee of Jojoba Hills, who is seriously ill and in need of a liver transplant. Various tests have been run on Ron and they are awaiting the results. Please continue to pray for his journey with the Lord. Ron has been released from the hospital but is staying in their rig, adjacent to the hospital Loma Linda so that he can have daily chemo. Denise Dawson – At this time, she will be given daily dosages of a hormone blocker. Denise had this treatment before; it kept her cancer at bay for three years! She has been bothered with severe joint pain in the past , so remember her as she continues her treatment. Also pray that the scan (scheduled for later this week) will be clean! Bob Gardner – and his wife, Dawn, are residents of Jojoba. Bob was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. They have been traveling on the east coast and Bob’s health is deteriorating rapidly. Let’s all join in asking for God’s assistance for the Gardner’s and their situation. Mr. Gosch – is a friend of former Rancho resident Beverly Grams. He had surgery a couple of weeks ago and was expected to be discharged next Wednesday. His recovery is doing so well, he was discharged today. Praise God for answered prayers! Orv Hazelton – Nancy thanks all for Orv’s prayers. His surgery went very well. Unfortunately, it didn’t relieve his pain. Please join all chapel prayer warriors as we pray for an end to Orv’s pain. Homer Johnson – is healing well. Both doctors have released him. Praise God for an answer to prayers ! Klein Family Jason - Pray for healing for Jason, who is suffering both physically & mentally from a SERIOUS car accident in 2013. John - Pray for healing for his knee. John fell over 30 feet into a frozen lake that was only 2 feet deep, in 1965. As a result, he fractured his knee. Now, that knee needs to be replaced. The doctor gave him a shot this week and it reduced the pain, slightly. Please pray for pain relief and a successful surgery. Joyce – Please pray for healing and pain relief as well as wisdom for the doctors treating Joyce, who needs knee-replacement surgery Gary Kramer – Celebration of Life services are being planned for Minneapolis in March and Carmel in May. Sharon and Keith continue to thank chapel members for their support and prayers through Gary’s accident and subsequent time in the hospitals. Shirley Lake – The cardioversion that was attempted on Tuesday did not work but Shirley’s cardiologist believes medication will do the trick. They send their love and appreciate all the prayers. Please continue praying for a good diagnostician and treatment. Shirley won’t be able to return until the fall but Gerry plans to be back in March. Pat Leffel – Continues to have atrial fibrillation/flutter episodes, with the last one occurring on Monday night. 911 and an ambulance ride to Temecula Valley Hospital were necessary to put an end to these “attacks”. He needs prayers! Norma – a former boss and good friend of Betty Scothorn (Jojoba) passed away from pancreatic cancer. Frank Taylor – and his wife, Mary, are part-time residents of Jojoba and regular attendees of the chapel. Frank had a setback following the hiatal hernia surgery that we were all praying about last spring. The surgery went fine, praise God, but some new problems have surfaced since the surgery! Prayers are still requested. They are anxious to return to this area and the chapel. Let’s pray him well! Wilma Piper – Charlene Thurman’s 94 yr. old mother passed away the week before last. All are celebrating her life as one of Christ’s! Services are pending. Chris Poling - Cover her in pray & our love. Gary’s “Celebration of Life” to be the 18th, @ 1:30. Lunch will be served at 12:30, then the service, and the spreading of Gary’s ashes at 1:30pm at the cross at Rancho. “Others” are people who have had some improvement in their situations but still need supportive prayers. Thank you for keeping these people close: Don Buhl (total knee replacement); Donna Isaman (Roni Wagner’s sister fighting cancer); Bob Kruse (cancer); Laura, Denise Dawson’s daughter, is being watched very closely for breast cancer due to her mother’s history; Mario (cancer); Jeri McLees (muscle spasms); Michelle is the daughter of a very close friend of Karen Robinson’s, she is at an inpatient alcohol treatment facility and needs prayers; Paul (Maria Donti’s brother who had a severe heart attack at 47); Jordi Toy is a 17-year old suffering from leukemia, please pray for healing and an eradication of the cancer; Bible study for maintenance workers at Rancho. If you know of someone in need of prayers (even if it is YOU), please call, text, or email me. 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 tapyak@gmail.com or call me at 208-699-0435. Have a great week! .................................................................... The Prayer’s Needed List January 11, 2015 Heart and Health Although we have a number of family and friends that need our prayers this week, let us not forget to give God the praise and the gratitude for the single, greatest gift the world has ever received: His son, Jesus ! Nancy Armstrong – Nancy is healing well & knows the Lord is taking care of her . Shirley Blase – contracted a sinus infection that got into her blood stream. She is a chapel member who lives at Jojoba. Please keep her in your prayers for healing. Ron Crowley - an employee of Jojoba Hills, who is seriously ill and in need of a liver transplant. Various tests have been run on Ron and they are awaiting the results. Please continue to pray for his journey with the Lord. Denise Dawson – At this time, she will be given daily dosages of a hormone blocker. Denise had this treatment before; it kept her cancer at bay for three years! She has been bothered with severe joint pain in the past , so remember her as she continues in her treatment as the Lord leads. Bob Gardner – and his wife, Dawn, are residents of Jojoba. Bob was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. They have been traveling on the east coast and Bob’s health is deteriorating rapidly. Let’s all join in asking for God’s assistance for the Gardner’s and their situation. Jimmy – is a close associate of Jim White. As was put out earlier, Jimmy is unable to work and is suffering from depression. Pray that he will turn to God for the answer to his depression and stress! Homer Johnson – 2 surgery’s have not kept him down, the Lord’s going to keep Homer on the move ! Jason Klein - Pray for Jason, both physical & mental healing . Joyce Klein – Please pray for healing and pain relief as well as wisdom for the doctors treating Joyce. Gary Kramer – Gary passed away this week. He is with the Lord & out of suffering . Sharon & Keith have gone through the unimaginable with their lose, but by the grace & love of our Lord, they will endure ! Shirley Lake –They are now awaiting an appointment with a cardiologist. Her doctor did up the diuretics in the meantime. They send their love and appreciate for all the prayers. Please continue praying for a good diagnostician and treatment so that they might return here. Laura - the daughter of Denise Dawson. Doctors are following Laura quite closely because of family history of cancer. Michelle – is the daughter of a close friend of Karen Robinson. Her daughter is battling alcoholism. Pray for the Lords intervention in Peggy’s life . Norma – is a former boss of Betty Scothorn (Jojoba) who was only recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Please pray for God’s Grace for Norma. There is, apparently, little that doctors can do. Rick – is the son-in-law of Jim White. As Jim explains, “Rick is always doing for everyone but himself. His schedule is so busy he has no time for himself and/or time to spend with God. He needs prayers to change this.” Please pray for Rick accordingly. Frank Taylor – and his wife, Mary, are part-time residents of Jojoba and regular attendees of the chapel. Frank had the hiatal hernia surgery that we were all praying about last spring. The surgery went fine, praise God! Nevertheless, prayers are still requested as this will be a long, slow recovery process. They are anxious to return to this area and the chapel. Let’s pray him well! Orv Hazelton – Nancy thanks all for Orv’s prayers. His surgery went very well. Hopefully the surgery will relieve a lot of his pain. Beverly Grams – Mr. Gosch needs continued prayer for healing. Jordi Toy – is the 17 year daughter of Dr. Toy, a chiropractor in Temecula. She has leukemia and is undergoing the 3rd of 4 chemo treatments. Cynthia Duncan brought this family to our attention and has asked for prayers for the entire family (mom & dad + 7-year old brother). Chris Poling - Cover her in pray & our love. Gary’s “Celebration of Life” to be the 18th, @ 12:30. Wilma Piper – Charlene Thurman’s 94 yr. old mother passed away this week & all are celebration her life as one of Christ’s ! Kay & Pat Leffel – (yes our Prayer List Kay) Kay came back from hospital Wednesday, Pat home just late Friday with breathing equipment . “Others” are people who have had some improvement in their situations but still need supportive prayers. Thank you for keeping these people close: Don Buhl (total knee replacement – progress is VERY slow), Lois Dillenback (Kim Gilmet’s stepmother), Donna Isaman (Roni Wagner’s sister fighting cancer), Bob Kruse (cancer), Mario (cancer), Jeri McLees (muscle spasms), Paul (Maria Donti’s brother who had a severe heart attack at 47), Bible study for maintenance workers at Rancho. 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 tapyak@gmail.com or call me at 208-699-0435.

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