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, November 21, 2011

Daddy you’re a pastor

In South Africa, at most of the busy intersections, you will find a few hawkers trying to sell you something that you most probably don’t need. The other day while we we’re travelling home, we stopped at a red robot at one of these intersections.

One of the hawkers was selling cheap sunglasses and he tried to sell one to my husband. My husband gave the sunglasses one look and said to the guy: “That is the ugliest sunglasses I have ever seen!” The hawker just laughed, but from the back of the car there came a response that wasn’t expected!

“You’re a pastor daddy; you can’t say that to him! How must he feel?”

My husband had to apologize to my daughter and made her a promise to never again say something so impolite to somebody.

It is a bitter pill to swallow when you’re seven year old starts to teach you spiritual lessons, even if you just said something jokingly!

But in our daily life, we sometimes forget Who we represent:

2 Corinthians 5:20(NLT)
20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

We represent Christ every time we speak, no matter where we are! The way we will speak to people will either let them come back to God or push them away.

In what way are you speaking to people? Are you a worthy ambassador of Christ? Can God make an appeal through your life for people to come back to Him?

If not, be careful, you might just be reprimanded by someone you might not expect it from.


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