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, November 15, 2011

Someone forgot me!

Have you ever forgotten something or somebody?

When I was in High school, I always went to school on my bicycle. Nobody had to remember to pick me up from school.

But one time however, I went on a hockey tour and it was arranged that when we got back, I would be picked up at the school with all my bags and hockey gear.

I waited with my other friends, and one by one they were picked up. At last I was the only one left. Now you might think, why didn’t you call someone? Unfortunately it was the time when there weren’t cellphones yet (yes, I am that old…), and the school was locked because of the school holidays. Somebody forgot me, and it felt bad!

After a few hours one of the teachers that were on the tour drove by me. She stopped and asked me why I was still waiting. Quite embarrassed I had to tell her that somebody forgot to pick me up. Luckily she took me home.

After this incident I had to convince myself that I am actually important enough that somebody would remember me! Until I saw this verse:

Isaiah 49:15-16(NIV)
 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
   and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
   I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
   your walls are ever before me.

The word engraved is literally to cut; God has literally cut me into His hands. It is impossible for Him to forget me!

God can’t forget you! Your name is engraved in the palms of His hands! It is there forever, nothing can erase it off His hands!

He has called us by our names, we belong to Him, and he will never forget us!


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