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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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Is God dead?

There was a widow that lived in a small village. She was poor but lived a Godly life. Despite difficult circumstances she always stayed positive and focused on God. She always encouraged her children: “Don’t be afraid, God is alive, He will look after us!” In this truth they lived happily and contently. Knowing that they can trust the God that is alive!

But one day everything became too much for her. Desperately she sat in her house and started to cry, not knowing what to do. She did however not realize that her youngest son was still at home. When he saw her, he walked to her, placed his little arms around her neck and asked: “Mother, is God dead?”

It was as if this question shook her out of her desperation into faith. She wiped away her tears, stood up and said: “No my son, God is still alive! He lives forever and He is faithful!”

At one stage or another all of us go through trouble or difficult times in our lives. Psalm 34:19(NLT) says:

 19 The righteous person faces many troubles,
      but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

Righteous people are those who are in a right relationship with God. People that know He is alive and well. Unfortunately righteous people are not immune against trouble. The Bible states that the righteous person will face many troubles.

The challenge is to keep holding onto God and His promise during these difficult times. That He will rescue you every time!

How do you react when you go through difficult times? Do you keep on confessing that He is alive and well and He will rescue you, or do you react as if He is dead?


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