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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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What to do with weakness

Yesterday I referred to Aaron and Hur that held up Moses’ hands.

What is remarkable is that Moses, as the leader of so many people, acknowledged his need for help!

Francis M says we like to think of ourselves as self-sufficient, but for many of us it is easier to give help than receive help. It is even harder to acknowledge that you need help in a time of weakness. But a strong leader knows when he needs people to hold up his arms!

When Israel was fighting the Amalekites, as long as Moses held up his staff the Israelites prevailed. But when he lowered it the enemy gained the advantage. Moses became so tired that he couldn’t longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side... holding up his hands.' God not only gave Israel the victory that day, He showed Moses there are times when you need some help from others!

Sometimes accepting help will take some humbleness and acknowledging your weakness. In your weakness it is not only people that can help you, but in your weakness is where God’s power is actually shown the best!

Sometimes God will allow seasons of weakness into your life, so He can show His power through your life – but even with Him, you need to acknowledge your weakness and allow Him to work in and through you!

2 Corinthians 12:9(NLT)
9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

Paul doesn’t only acknowledge his weakness, he actually boast in it!

What do you do in times of weakness?


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