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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Thursday, July 7, 2011

It is well

Tomorrow I have to preach at the funeral of a young man of 26 years old. Funerals are always difficult, but more so, if it is a young person.

While preparing a sermon – God took me to 2 Kings 4:18-26. It is about a woman whose only child also died. What is striking about this passage is what she answers when Gehazi asks her how she is doing.

2 Kings 4:26 (Amplified Bible)
26Run to meet her and say, Is it well with you? Well with your husband? Well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

Her child was dead, but she said: “It is well!”

How is it possible to say: “It is well” in the mist of such deep sorrow? The answer lies in verse 34:

34He went up and lay on the child, put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as he stretched himself on him and embraced him, the child's flesh became warm.

Elisha, the prophet went into the room where the boy laid and stretched himself over the child, and the boy became alive.

In the same way, Jesus stretched Himself out on the cross, not only for one boy, but for each and every one who is willing to accept His embrace.

Have you accepted His life-giving embrace? This is the only way you will be able to say: “It is well”.

Knowing it is well with your soul is the starting point of true growth in your relationship with Him. Then His words become your words, your eyes see what He sees and your hands do what His hands do!


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