About Hope For Life Chapel RV Ministry
Hope for Life Chapel (HFLC) RV Ministry, serves the people who live at an RV park on a permanent as well as short-term, transitional basis Some have lost their homes, are going through divorce, are sick and need to be near a hospital, or because of their choices or other people’s choices–are in an upside-down emotional situation. Others have simply chosen a more reclusive, nomadic lifestyle.
RV Rev. Tamara John lives onsite in a custom-made fifth-wheel RV with a 12X10 chapel in the back. The HFLC RV ministry team has a passion for the lost and hurting, and helps those in the community who have derailed in life to get back up and walk boldly in the way God calls them.
HFLC holds onsite community events for the residents including First Friday Fun nights, seasonal gatherings, group meals, an Art and Creativity for Healing project, a community garden (Growing Together to Grow Together), worship opportunities, pet fair and an RV maintenance/repair day. Numerous emergency gift cards for gas, food, medication and car repair are disbursed.
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs are being met as personal relationships develop and grow. People who live day-to-day under dark clouds of despair have begun to open up to Jesus’ love and engage with others. God’s infinite mercy offers a glimmer of hope. They see that His great grace remains even when personal storms hit.
HFLC currently reaches out to 144 residents. There are 99 RV spaces with 1-6 people per RV and 72 of those spaces are long-term residents who stay longer than one month. The impact of Hope for Life Chapel RV Ministry continues to be seen in the changed lives and better living conditions of the residents. There are many ways you can help.
About Rev. Tamara John
Reverend Tamara John has a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and is ordained by the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) as evangelist. She is thrilled to help others discover their God-given path and considers it a privilege to be used by God in the process of actively working in a person’s life.
As director for the Hope for Life Chapel RV ministry, Tamara provides pastoral counseling and prayerfully guides and assists with needed resources. She also enjoys teaching the Bible and preaching about what God has done and is doing.
Certified as a responder in disaster relief, she is ready with fifth-wheel RV mobile ministry when needed for deployment. Tamara yearns to share the only real comfort available in the midst of disaster–the peace and comfort of knowing Jesus Christ that surpasses all understanding.
Additionally, she travels and speaks with a message of hope, healing, and restoration. She encourages people to grab hold of the joy that is available through a walk with God.
Have Reverend Tamara John Speak at Your Next Event
Reverend Tamara has been speaking to small and very large groups for over 8 years. She has experience preaching in congregations, at women’s retreats and conferences. To contact her regarding speaking at your next event, please use her Contact page.
Teaching and sharing:
She enjoys sharing her love of the Bible with men and women and has recently lead Bible studies at Christ Pacific Church, CPC Hollywood and Hope for Life Chapel RV Park Ministry, including a year-long study of the Bible. Tamara is frequently invited to share at women’s retreats and was a recent speaker at:
- Laguna Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat
- St. Peter’s Ladies Southern Hospitality Tea
- Ladies of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Costa Mesa Retreat
- Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat
- Los Ranchos Presbyterian Women
Some of her past speaking engagements in include preaching at:
- Christ Pacific Church Huntington Beach
- CPC Hollywood
- Laguna Presbyterian Church
- Placentia Presbyterian Church
- Lakewood Christ Presbyterian
- First Presbyterian Downey
- Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church
- Covenant Presbyterian Church
- Bel Air Presbyterian Church
- Good Shepherd Church