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, August 31, 2011

Does God love me?

A few years ago, when I was really going through some tough times, I wondered if God really loved me.

I knew the Bible said He loved me and I heard many sermons on God’s love for His children; in fact, I think I even preached a sermon on the love of God!

There is however a big difference between knowing something and really experiencing it. At that stage I only had head knowledge about the love of God. To make matters worse, because of circumstances I did not feel worthy enough to be loved by Him!

It wasn’t until I read 2 Corinthians 4:7a(NIV) that I started to experience God’s love for me:

 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay…

I could identify with the “jars of clay” part; I knew I was just a broken vessel. But it totally blew my mind that there was a treasure inside of me and this treasure was actually God Himself! He, the Creator of heaven and earth, Almighty, all-knowing, was living inside of me!

This was the beginning of experiencing something of His love for me – knowing that He lives inside of me. But still there was some doubt about Him loving me…

One day, I took some guts to ask Him myself (you can actually do that). “Lord, how can I really know that you love me?”

The answer was simple, but it was enough to let me experience His love: “How can I not love you Anina, I live inside of you and I AM Love!”

We have this treasure of Love living inside of us… how can we not be loved?


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