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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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jesus is a weight watcher

For most people weight is a sensitive issue. Some women say they can just look at a piece of cake and well… they will put on some weight!

Dieting is a big part of some of these people’s lives. Most experts tell us that dieting is not the way to go, but to rather join a life-style program like weight watchers. According to Weight Watchers their program is not a diet, but a healthy way to live.

The reality is that many people are so worried about this kind of weight; they forget there is another kind of weight that can even have a bigger impact on your life!

Matthew 11:28a (NLT)
 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens…

Many of us carry extra weight around – heavy burdens that makes us tired and weary. If we just keep on carrying these heavy burdens it will have a definite impact on our spiritual health and will even influence your physical health. The irony is that most people that over eat do it because of their emotional burdens!

But you can join the best weight watcher program there is. It is not a quick fix, but a life-time commitment to follow the spiritual principals of this program. The Message translation states it very simple:

Matthew 11:28-30(MSG)
 28-30"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

This is a life-time commitment of walking and working with Jesus. Let Him be your weight watcher and He will teach you to live freely and lightly!


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