MRC President's


2020 Church of God Ministry & Retreat Center

Virtual Camp Meeting – July 9-11

Saturday night, July 11, 2020 brought to a close the 2020 MRC Camp Meeting.  Due to safety concerns and circumstances associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, MRC held its Camp Meeting virtually.  We are grateful for those who tuned in to be a part.

Teaching from the theme “Maturity is Key”, Bishop Dr. Gideon Thompson of Boston, Massachusetts developed messages which were inspired to lead the path to maturity.  He taught from Ezekiel 22:30, Psalm 24 and Matthew 28:16-20.  Bro. Thompson showed a passion to reach the lost, a zeal to work for the kingdom of God, and the discipline to study and memorize great portions of the Bible.  And because of his desire to interact with his audience, MRC Camp Meeting added the Zoom media platform to provide interaction during Question and Answer Sessions at the close of each night’s broadcast.  We are appreciative to Pastor Victor Simon for facilitating these sessions.

We are also appreciative of the Praise Teams from Power House Church of God, Faith Chapel Church of God, Transforming Culture Ministries and Oakmont Church of God for providing the worship atmosphere each night.  The Program Team dared to try something new in bringing together a great variety of worship elements through various media platforms.  It was a great learning experience and the saints tuned in faithfully.

Data reveals that there have been 967 views for the 1st night’s service, 920 views for the 2nd night, and 1,400 views for the 3rd night.  We don’t what all of this means, but we do know that we received a call from a lady from Lafayette who gave her life to the Lord, Jesus Christ!  That one report makes it worthwhile.  Praise God!

The MRC is grateful to those who supported the virtual Camp Meeting financially.  Offerings have totaled just over $7,055.00.  Expenses totaled $4,800.00.  It is not too late to partner in this ministry by sending your offering.  You can give on under the “Donate to MRC” tab; or you can mail your offering to MRC, P.O. Box 173, Palmetto, LA 71358.

Also there is a survey of Camp Meeting that we are asking those who attended to complete.  Here is the link:  The link is also found on the webpage and on the COGMRC Facebook page.


Bro. Dale Fontenot,

Church of God Ministry & Retreat Center


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