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 email@example.com We are excited to have you join us….
The Prayer List October 12, 2014 Heart and Health America The women of Kathy Dickinson’s Bible study made a commitment to pray for our country, asking God for forgiveness and praying that he won’t abandon this country. Will you join the women? Ralph Armstrong had open heart surgery on Thursday (the 9th). The surgery replaced a leaking Teflon valve and repaired two other malfunctioning valves. He is still not talking much; mostly just “yes” and “no”. Doctors say it’s still the anesthesia, which should be gone shortly; he should be able to come home in the next few days. Please pray for God’s healing power for Ralph. Bill Dawson is in the hospital with a herniated disc. Following a series of tests and x-rays, the neurosurgeon opted for surgery. Bill was prepped for surgery when the anesthesiologist discovered his heart rate was only 38. Surgery was postponed and they are awaiting a cardiologist. Bill is at the Eisenhower hospital in the desert. Kathy Dickinson has been ill for a couple of weeks, following a flu shot. She is scheduled to have her pacemaker replaced on Monday, the 13th. Please pray for strength, a recovery from the flu symptoms, and for an uneventful, rapid healing for Kathy; pray for wisdom and skill for her cardiologist. Sharon Ess Came through her knee replacement surgery just fine and is doing great with her recovery. Praise God! “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. Larry Green Pastor Larry has just spent his first week in the Middle East. When he first arrived, he was supported by and staying in a facility (like a youth hostel) run by the Seventh Day Adventist church. The past few days and next week, he will be pastoring to three “underground” churches in three different countries. (For Larry’s safety, I am not publishing which countries.) Larry’s goal is to provide sound teaching that is grounded in The Word to these Messianic Jews. Please pray for his safety. Bob Kruse began chemotherapy the week before last and it made him very ill. He just came back from another week in the hospital on Friday and has signed up with Hospice. Barbara is ill with the flu. Anyone available to help this couple would surely be appreciated. Barbara can be reached at 951-205-1740. Please pray for wisdom and skill for the Hospice workers, reduced pain for Bob, and continued strength, patience, faith and hope for Bob and Barbara. Shirley Lake reported that the problem with her hip is tendonitis. Her doctor feels some muscle relaxants and physiotherapy will do the trick. They are planning to leave home on 10/17, headed to the ranch so they can definitely use prayers! Laura is a good friend of Beverly Grams. She has suffered with heart issues since childhood and had another open heart surgery on September 29th. The surgery was successful and Laura is gradually healing….which is a slow process! She sees her doctor next week. Ruthanne Parker spent the week at the Riverside Regional Medical Center undergoing tests for Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). Approximately 30% of patients diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rhuematica (PMR) have the other disease, which can cause blindness. A biopsy was done on Wed. The ophthalmologist diagnosed her optic nerve as “fine”. These are inflammatory diseases affecting muscles and joints, usually in or near the shoulders, pelvis, and hips. Her pain has been somewhat relieved by the administration of corticosteroids. When last in contact with the Parkers, they were waiting to see a rheumatologist. Pray that the tests show negative for GCA and for continued pain relief. “Travelers” There are many of our friends and neighbors from Rancho and from Jojoba traveling right now. Please hold them closely in prayer. “Others” Please continue to remember the following friends in their suffering and recovery: Nancy Armstrong (hip replacement) Bonnie (cancer) Jim Davis (cancer), Denise Dawson (cancer), Jim Harper (cancer), Jason Klein (brain injury and employment), Mario (cancer), Jeri McLees (death of long-time friend and business partner), Frank Roa (colon cancer), Nora Smalley (death of spouse), Cathy Wells (lung cancer). Please also continue to pray for success for the Bible Study for the Rancho workers. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 208-699-0435. Have a great week! Heidi Green suffers from Lupus. She has been receiving monthly infusions but “her numbers” are not looking good at this current time. (This is not unusual for auto-immune deficiency diseases.) Please pray that the right drugs are found to treat this invasive disease. Nicole Green has been blessed with a new job! She is starting at the Palomar Hospital which will give her benefits, including medical insurance. This is an incredible blessing since Nicole has a kidney disease and an active young son. Katherine Herbert passed into the Lord’s waiting arms last week. Praise the Lord that she knew Him….we can rest assured she is in Heaven today. Donna Isaman is Roni Wagner’s sister, has stage IV cancer of the stomach, spine, and groin areas. Donna is not new to this disease as she had stage IV lymphoma cancer before. Following a week of tests, she was to have begun her chemotherapy last week with 8 hours of therapy on both Thursday and Friday. That didn’t happen as the doctors have not agreed upon just the right drug therapy to eradicate this new cancer. Please pray that they will locate and agree on just the right medication that will work! Gary Kramer is now in Dallas, TX, receiving help from Baylor University. The second to last post received from Gary’s dad, Keith, was distressing at least. Gary’s alertness has regressed from when he was in Thailand. Doctors placed a shunt to remove excess spinal fluid. They are scheduling a surgery to insert a feeding tube directly into Gary’s stomach, thereby eliminating the need for the nasal tube. In approximately 4 - 6 weeks, they will reattach the frontal portion of his skull. Keith sent an update on Saturday: Hi again. I am glad to report that Gary is again more alert. He raised his hand three times upon command and he seemed communicative to Sharon and a friend. We are pleased he is improving. There is a new program at Baylor called (I think) LTATH that has been experiencing good success with head trauma patients. We are hoping to get him in to that program. We will pray about that and hope that some of you will join us. Gary’s care had declined at Baylor from Thailand. Sharon and Gary’s friend worked the management structure and that issue seems resolved. We are hopeful that the hospital remains attentive. Gary’s in God’s Hands. Please pray that God’s will be done. PRAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS