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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Jesus vs Santa?

JESUS vs SANTA Santa lives at the North Pole... JESUS is everywhere. Santa rides in a sleigh... JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. Santa comes but once a year... JESUS is an ever present help. Santa fills your stockings with goodies... JESUS supplies Jesusall your needs. Santa comes down your chimney uninvited... JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited. You have to wait in line to see Santa... JESUS is as close as the mention of His name. Santa lets you sit on his lap... JESUS lets you rest in His arms. Santa doesn\\\'t know your name, all he can say is \\\"Hi little boy or girl, what\\\'s your name?\\\"... JESUS knew our name before we were born. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads. Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly... JESUS has a heart full of love All Santa can offer is HO HO HO... JESUS offers health, help and hope. Santa says \\\"You better not cry\\\"... JESUS says \\\"Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.\\\" Santa\\\'s little helpers make toys... JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions. Santa may make you chuckle but... JESUS gives you joy that is your strength. While Santa puts gifts under your tree... JESUS became our gift and died on a tree...the cross. We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas, Jesus is still the reason for the season. \\\"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life\\\" (John 3:16). ~~~~~ Would you like to know Jesus? You can have peace and find hope and know forgiveness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer. Praying is simply talking to God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. Here\\\'s a suggested prayer: Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to You and ask You to come in as my Saviour and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Bring peace to my world this Christmas. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, pray it right now and Christ will come into your life as He promised. If you invited Jesus Christ into your life, thank God often that He is in your life, that He will never leave you and that you have eternal life.

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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 List December 21, 2014 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. Happy Birthday, Lord! Adrea - the daughter of Joe and Laureta Gibbs, has made it safely back to upstate New York, where she plans to look for consulting work after the holidays. Will you please pray for gainful employment for Adrea and her husband? Nancy Armstrong – had a total hip replacement on Tuesday and returned to the ranch on Friday! Praise God for his healing and for an outstanding team of doctors that operated on Nancy. Please continue to pray for her rapid, unevent- ful healing. 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. Shirley has been in the hospital since Friday, December 12th. 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 success in this venture and a rapid, uneventful healing for Ron. Susan Davis – left for Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, to spend the holidays with her daughter, son, and their families. She has arranged for her mother, Melba Knutson, to be in the Alzheimer’s unit at Vintage Hills. This will be a big help for Susan as it is only 20 minutes away from the ranch. Please keep Susan in your prayers as she celebrates the holidays without Jim for the first time. Denise Dawson – will be taken off chemo treatment by the end of the year. At that 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 was bothered with pretty severe joint pain the first year she was taking the blocker so needs prayers that this won’t occur again. Also, let’s keep praying that the cancer is gone for good and give God the praise for his miraculous healing! 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. He now has an infection and fluid in his lungs. They requested prayers from the chapel members. Let’s all join and ask for God’s assistance for the Gardners and their situation. Jimmy – is a close associate of Jim White’s. As was put out earlier, Jimmy is unable to work and is suffering from depression. Please pray that he will turn toward God, the only real answer to depression and stress! Homer Johnson – had a ruptured appendix and emergency surgery on 12/27 Wednesday afternoon. There’s another praise here, folks: after having a RUPTURED appendix, he was scheduled to be released from the hospital on Saturday morning! Please thank God for his oversight of Homer and Barbara, both of whom are in their mid-80s! Jason Klein - still having serious repercussions from the automobile accident he suffered last February. He’s having periods of lapsing into unconsciousness, suffering from headaches, having pain from a new compression fracture in his spine. He has been accepted for treatment at the VA in Silver City but nothing has been found so far. Only recently did he come to realize that his dream to go back to police work is not possible, which is adding to his depression. Please pray for Jason. Thank you. Joyce Klein – is a part-time ranch resident and chapel member, who has torn the rotator cuff in her shoulder. She has been following up with physical therapy treatments but is still in considerable pain. Joyce needs to have her knee replaced but is unable to do so until she has enough strength in her arms and shoulders to manage while her knee heals. Please pray for healing and pain relief as well as wisdom for the doctors treating Joyce. Gary Kramer – took a turn for the worse last week-end. He was transferred to the intensive care ward and was able to communicate to his folks that he didn’t want any further treatment. A DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order was completed. Please pray for this family and for God’s Grace. Shirley Lake – made it home safely. Gerry said it was a tough day as they didn’t get home until 1:00AM! Met with Shirley’s doctor and finally got the medical records from here on Wed. They are now awaiting an appointment with a cardiologist. Her doctor did up the diuretics in the meantime. They send their love and appreciate all our prayers. Please continue to pray for a good diagnostician and treatment so that they might return here. Laura - the daughter of Denise Dawson. Doctors are following Laura quite closely since Denise was so young when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Some of the test results have already been worrisome. She is scheduled to follow-up with her gynecologist on 12/29 and breast surgeon on 12/30. Thank you for prayers on her behalf! Michelle – is the daughter of a close friend of Karen Robinson’s, Peggy. Peggy is afraid her daughter is “drinking herself to death”. Will you pray that Peggy is successful and can direct her daughter toward Jesus? Norma – is a former boss of Betty Scothorn (Jojoba) who was only recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The cancer is spreading rapidly, having already gotten into the liver. 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! 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). “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. Have a great week! The Prayer List December 14, 2014 Heart and Health Adrea - the daughter of Joe and Laureta Gibbs, from Jojoba is in Cleveland on her way back to New York. As outlined in last week’s insert, Adrea was laid off two weeks ago and is heading “home” to begin a job search. Her husband still hasn’t found work. Please pray for success for this young couple (and pray for less stress on Laureta and Joe). Ron Crowley - an employee of Jojoba Hills, who is seriously ill and in need of a liver transplant. They were able to complete the paperwork but are still awaiting approval for the transplant. Both Ron and his wife, Letti, are in need of prayers. Davis Family – is “releasing Jim to Jesus’ care this weekend”, according to Susan, Jim’s wife. Susan shared this information because Jim was extremely adamant about reaching out to God in the last week of his life. Yes, he surrendered his life to God before he passed. Praise God! Susan wanted every-one in the chapel to know this. Please also pray for Susan’s mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. Jimmy – is a close associate of Jim White’s. As was put out earlier in the week, Jimmy is unable to work and is suffering from depression. Please pray that he will turn toward God, the only real answer to depression and stress! Jason Klein - still having serious repercussions from the automobile accident he suffered last February. He’s having periods of lapsing into unconsciousness, suffering from headaches, having pain from a new compression fracture in his spine. He has been accepted for treatment at the VA in Silver City but nothing has been found so far. Please pray for Jason. Thank you. Gary Kramer - I haven’t had any more news on Gary since the email I sent out on Tuesday. With that said, will you keep this family in your prayers this week? Gary is due to be moved to a nursing home on Monday and Keith and Sharon are due in court on Thursday to obtain guardianship over Gary. Shirley Lake – flew home to Canada yesterday with hubby, Gerry. Shirley has been bothered with fluid retention and swelling practically since they arrived. Then this week, she started having trouble breathing. Gerry drove her to emergency and she was admitted into Temecula Valley hospital. Due to the nationwide, medical insurance all Canadians are covered under, they were required to return to Canada for all the diagnostic tests etc. to be done there. Please keep them in your prayers. She needs a good diagnostician and treatment so that they might return here. Laura - the daughter of Denise Dawson. Doctors are following Laura quite closely since Denise was so young when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Some of the test results have already been worrisome. She is scheduled to follow-up with her gynecologist on 12/29 and breast surgeon on 12/30. Thank you for prayers on her behalf! Jeri McLees – is still suffering from severe pain due to the muscle spasms she’s having in her neck and shoulders. The cold, wet weather is making it worse. There isn’t much that can be done for her situation except to rest, use heat and take medication to mask the symptoms. Please pray for a cure and/or relief from pain. Michelle – is the daughter of a close friend of Karen Robinson’s, Peggy. Peggy is afraid her daughter is “drinking herself to death”. Will you pray that Peggy is successful and can direct her daughter toward Jesus? Paul - the brother of Maria Donti (Maria lives at Rancho and works in the office here) had a heart attack a month ago, when he was just 47! He had major damage as a result of the attack and will not be able to return to work until at least 12/21. He tires very easily so doctors plan to run more tests in January. The entire family can use our prayers. Dodi Steele – reports that she wore a cardiac monitor for 24 hours and is now waiting for test results. She was feeling better on Friday but still has the vertigo. The episode (diagnosed as a complex migraine attack) that lead to her ambulance ride to the hospital on Wednesday is gone. However, Dodi notes that she feels much worse when in a crowded environment. Please pray her well so that she can come back to chapel! 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). “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), Lois Dillenback (Kim Gilmet’s stepmother), Donna Isaman (Roni Wagner’s sister fighting cancer), Bob Kruse (cancer), Mario (cancer), Bob White (brain surgery), 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. Have a great week!

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