Report: Ottawa 4th Regional Meeting – April 2, 2016

Ottawa 4th Regional Meeting


Location: Head Office, 715 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3A6
Date: April 2, 2016 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Attendance: 26 people


1 – Welcome
Maurizio Mingardi welcomed those attending and briefly explained the objective and program for the meeting

2 – Prayer and Worship
A time of worship with live music led by Peter Hewer and a solo ministry by Mac Whitman

3 – Short presentation by Maurizio Mingardi about the present developments and goals of ECAMFC.
These included:
• Non-denominational acceptance and support of different ministries
• Decentralization of ECAMFC activities
• Outreach for new members
• Increase visibility of ECAMFC
• New information on ECAMFC Website
• Facebook page of ECAMFC

4 – Voting ballots were distributed to those who could not go to the National Convention so that they could vote by mail.

5 – All those attending introduced themselves and we had a lunch break. Rev. George Desjardins prayed for the meal. The fellowship was good and it was difficult to get back to the meeting.

6 – We broke up in two large groups to share and pray for each other. The Holy Spirit was moving powerfully and everybody was blessed. We prayed for each other for personal and ministry needs. I prayed for some members in one group including one minister with a long standing back pain which left her. Interestingly, another minister who was suffering from a similar problem received healing at the same time, as I was praying next to her.

We all had a wonderful time. I was glad that the number of people attending is growing and that I met some members that I never saw before.

The Regional Meetings took a long time to pick up some momentum. I believe that they can still improve and attract more participation. Nevertheless, from the responses, I see that they are starting to have an impact on our membership.

Maurizio Mingardi

About Maurizio Mingardi

Dr. Maurizio Mingardi, in 1972, had an encounter with God that totally changed his life. From a scientist doing research in Quantum Mechanics and an atheist, Maurizio became a believer and a disciple of Jesus Christ. Then a spiritual journey began. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and later started Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn in Ottawa, Ontario. Maurizio has been in the ministry for more than 30 years and is presently the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Church. He has also filled a number of executive positions in public and religious organizations. In 2014 he was elected President of ECAMFC.