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, December 12, 2011

56 Bicycles

I remember how excited I was when I got my first bike! I had a tricycle for a very long time, but when I turned five, my parents bought me a proper bike. It had two side wheels, but as I learned to balance the bike, they took the side wheels off and I couldn’t get enough of riding my new bike!

Most probably you can remember when you got your first bike… Or maybe you were one of the unlucky one’s that never got a bike because your parents could not afford it.

Most parents in Danville can’t afford to buy their children bikes, but when God extends His hand of grace, it can even mean that a child that never imagined having his own bike, are now riding  in the streets of Danville!

On Friday we had our Christmas party for 97 children. More than half of these children’s first wish was a bike.

Initially it sounded like an impossible task to get the funding for 97 Christmas gifts. But the Word of God says:

Luke 1:37(NLT)
37 For nothing is impossible with God.”

It was not impossible for God to realize 97 children’s Christmas wishes. He provided the finances to buy each child what they desired for Christmas.

It was amazing to hand over these gifts to the children telling them: “God is the One who provided for your gift!”


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