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!

Share the joy of ministering to the poor with us in this blog!

Kobus & Anina Homan (Pastors Salem Danville)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tears that bring joy

Yesterday we saw that Jesus cried. We realized that crying is a natural response to this world, but we do not cry without hope if God is on our side.

The Bible however says that we don’t only have hope when we cry, but we can have an expectation of joy!

Ps. 126:5-6(NIV)
5 Those who sow with tears
   will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
   carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
   carrying sheaves with them.

I saw a picture…
Someone with a bag of seed that was desponded and sad, crying as he walked through a drought filled field. This person threw seed into the ground, with the hope that it might rain. But as his tears fell to the ground, it filled the ground with living water… wetting the ground to yield a harvest.

Do you feel desponded and sad, trying to make a difference in the world, but it seems that you are not making a difference? Maybe your life feels drought-stricken and in desperate in need of rain. Maybe you’ve lost someone that was dear to you. All of these situations sometimes bring tears to your eyes.

God can however turn these tears into living water, changing the dry ground in an oasis of supply and healing. Know that if you trust Him, He will, in His time turn the situation around.

You might be crying now – but you will return to the same situation with songs of joy!


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