PUB RESTORED INTO A CHURCH - Salem Danville, Pretoria, South Africa


Salem Danville's first service was under a carport on the 1st of March 2009 with 6 people. We started because the people of Danville spoke a need of a Biblical, relevant and alive church.

In December of 2009 we took over an old pub in Danville and renovated it into our church - a miracle done by God! Today we minister to about 100 people, 30 teenagers and 60 children.
Danville is a poor area in Pretoria West, South Africa - unique in a sense that there is poor people of all cultures and races.

Our vision - to bring His Peace and restoration to the people of Danville. To show them that your circumstances do not dictate God's love for you. Jesus loves all, no matter who you are, what you've done, or how much money you have!

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Kobus & Anina Homan (Pastors Salem Danville)

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Pastor, you look like a Tomboy!

Fulltime ministry has allot of challenges. And to minister in a place, that is different from your normal paradigm of church… well, I think you just need a whole lot of grace!

I like my hair short, and usually it grows so fast. So this time I told my hairdresser: “Please cut it a bit shorter, I don’t want to cut hair every four weeks!” The bit shorter went a bit too far…

So with very short hair, I went to church Sunday! Most people just looked at their pastor and smiled. One of our teenagers looked at me and asked: “Why did you cut your hair?” “Well, I cut it every month…” I said. His reply: “Pastor, you look like a Tomboy!” He walked away and left me with a smile on my face, all that I could think was "Thank you Lord my identity is in You!"

Matthew 5:48 in the Message says:
48"In a word, what I'm saying is, Grow up. You're kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you."

If I were still basing my identity in how I look and on people and what they think of me, I would have been very upset. But I choose to live out of my God-created identity. Knowing I am His child, created good enough, loved and accepted…. Even if I look like a Tomboy!

In what do you base your identity?


1 comment:

  1. I can identify, have heard that same comment before!!! But I'm no boy for sure.