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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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Touching hands

One of the things we do the most with our hands is to touch. We touch to show affection and comfort and to show that we care!

Research shows that babies need to be touched. They are actually emotionally deprived if they don’t feel love through meaningful touch.

There is however many people that touch us through the day without meaning. Some might just bump into you; others might push you out of the way.

For a touch to be meaningful it needs to be done with a specific intent. To show my little girl I love her, I need to touch her with loving hands.

We find a woman in the Bible who intended to touch Jesus for a specific reason:

Luke 8:43(MSG)
 43-45In the crowd that day there was a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with hemorrhages. She had spent every penny she had on doctors but not one had been able to help her. She slipped in from behind and touched the edge of Jesus' robe. At that very moment her hemorrhaging stopped. Jesus said, "Who touched me?"
   When no one stepped forward, Peter said, "But Master, we've got crowds of people on our hands. Dozens have touched you."

So many people touched Jesus that day, but only one touched Him because she wanted to. She touched Him because she needed to be healed. She knew that if she could only touch Him, she would be healed!

Do you need something from God? You need to touch Him. You need to get so close to Him so that His presence can flow through you!

God wants to touch us with healing, restoration and love. Come close enough and touch Him. He will touch you back with what you need!


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