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, January 31, 2012

Clean shoes are much better

These past few weeks we have been renovating and cleaning up at our new church. All needs to be ready the 5th of February when we launch our new building!

While I was working I wore my running shoes, never thinking that the shoes would get so dirty! When we however removed the building rubble, some of the ground was muddy, and off course, that mud loved my running shoes! I gave my shoes one look and thought I am not going to use these shoes for running again! I threw the shoes at the back of my cupboard a few days ago and thought I will use it again when I have to do some muddy work.

Today, to my surprise, when I opened my cupboard, two shiny, squeaky, clean running shoes smiled at me at the bottom of the shelves! My lovely cleaning lady found my dirty shoes and cleaned it in such a way that it actually looks better than before!

Never again will I work with these shoes, they are meant for running!

Sometimes our lives get all muddy with sin. When other people look at us, they throw us somewhere in the back so that no one can see us, just to be used again for some dirty job.

Then when we thought it is all over, never to be used again for our true purpose, God gets a hold of us! He carefully takes us, wash us clean and we even look better than before. Ready to participate in the race of life once again.

Now because you are so clean – you decide to stay out of the mud, because clean shoes are just so much better!

2 Timothy 2:21(GNT)
21 Those who make themselves clean from all those evil things, will be used for special purposes, because they are dedicated and useful to their Master, ready to be used for every good deed.


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