To the Beloved Saints at Mount Carmel MBC,
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God for your continued prayers, our virtual fellowship, and being confident that He will see us through these unprecedented perilous times. I remain assured the good work the Lord has begun in us, He will
continue to perform it until His coming.
My daily prayers are for each member individually, for the Church collectively for peace, for strength and personal encouragement. We MUST continue to trust in the Lord as never before, looking unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. His promises for us are new mercies morning by morning, and to never leave us nor forsake us, like the songwriter says, “We have to Hold onto God’s Unchanging Hands”. For we walk by faith not by sight, set your affections on things above and not on the world. “But be ye steadfast in your prayer life, unmovable in your daily devotions, consistent in your financial support of the Church and always abounding in the work of the Lord. We cannot be weary in well doing. As we continue to follow the guidelines of the civic leaders and be informed by the medical community Church leadership prayerfully strives to do what is in the best interest of the whole body, not just a few. We do not want to cause any unnecessary infections or lose anyone because of a rush to reconvene.
I long to see all of you and I know there are members who wish to see each other as well. The day is coming for us to praise the Lord in harmony like never before but we must be deliberate in our due diligence to return as a body when the time is right…. Continue to praise God wherever you are, support the live broadcast, and join us in Bible Study on Wednesdays evenings. We are trying to serve our God by joyfully serving you. Pray for me and I’ll continue to pray for us.
“Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding glory; to the only wise God our Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. AMEN”…
Yours because of Calvary;
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