Greetings my Brothers and Sisters of Mount Carmel,
As we continue to navigate the waters of change in our lives brought on by our current state of affairs be sure, be very sure our God is still on the throne. He is immutable for He changes not. We must stand firm on His promises to never leave us nor forsake us. He has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. We must continue to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We cannot be weary in well-doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not, as we have the opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Let us continue to serve the Lord with gladness in our hearts, thanking Him for His faithfulness, goodness, and mercy even during the storm. He shall make Mt. Carmel stronger, wiser, and better for His glory. So let us remain steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord, and He will cause His face to shine upon us. Words cannot express how proud I am of the Church and how she has conducted herself in these difficult times.
As we come together to celebrate this season of Thanksgiving, please remember to be grateful for what you have as it is given from the hand of God. Contentment is next to godliness, it is to be free from care because we are satisfied with what we already have; it is hard to ask for more when you are full.
I love you, Mt. Carmel, keep pressing upward and onward.
Your Son in Christ,
Johnny M. Vance
Our desire at Mt. Carmel is to be a church family that is rooted in the Word of God and prayer. We aim to exalt God though authentic worship, to demonstrate Christ's love for mankind in a tangible way, and to prepare disciples to carry out the redemptive ministry of Christ in our neighborhoods, in the City of Dayton, and the entire world.
"We are the Lord's People, in the Lord's House, on the Lord's Day"
To exalt the Savior, evangelize sinners, and edify the saints. Victorious Living Though Christ
1 Corinthians 15:57