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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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I feel safe

After our Sunday evening service one of the ladies of our congregation came to speak to me. She opened up about her broken past and some of the deep hurts of her life.

One of her greatest concerns were that she is usually very shy towards people and sometimes even experience panic attacks when she is among unfamiliar people.

This came as a surprise to me, because in our congregation she never looked nervous or uncomfortable, even when there were people that she did not know.

I was curious and asked her why she did not feel uncomfortable in our church. Her response: “Because I feel safe here!”

These words meant so much for me! Many times I’ve wondered whether the principals we operate our church on really makes a difference in people’s lives.

We operate under the principle of unconditional acceptance and love. Anyone is welcome in our church and we make sure each and every person feels welcome in our meetings. In a sense it is a place of protection, where people can run to!

You see, we as a church represent God’s name and His honor!

Proverbs 18:10(MSG)
10 God's name is a place of protection -
   good people can run there and be safe.

Just like people can run to God and feel safe, they are also supposed to run to God’s church and feel safe!

Make sure your place of meeting together as God’s family is a safe place for the broken and rejected of this world.

It will definitely make a difference in people’s lives!


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