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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Friday, February 10, 2012


Starfishes have always been one of the most beautiful animals for me!

It is only recently when God drew some parallels for me that a starfish actually became a symbol of grace as well!

A starfish has 5 arms and the spiritual significance of 5 is grace! But that is not the only reason why a starfish became the symbol of God’s grace for me. We said that God’s grace gives new life… and that is exactly what a starfish is all about!

Did you know that a starfish is actually not a fish? More interesting is that when a starfish loses one of his arms, it will grow back after time. The most interesting is that the broken arm can actually develop in a whole new starfish! New life for something that was broken!

His grace will give you new life – even if you are broken!

This reminded me think of the story of a starfish that you might have heard:

One day, a little boy walked on a beach where hundreds of starfishes washed out on the shore. If starfish wash out on the beach and they don’t get back into the sea they will die. So this boy would walk, pick one up and through it back into the sea. An old man watched this little boy and thought “How silly! Does he really think he’s making a difference?” So he walked up to the boy and asked him whether he thought he is making a difference because there are hundreds of starfish. The boy picked one up and said: “It makes a difference for this one!”

Grace makes a difference for one – it will make a difference for you!

Without the little boy’s help – the starfish would die, lying helpless on the beach, but the boy gave new life to each starfish that he threw back into the sea!

Jesus wants to pick you up; He wants to give you a new life through His grace! But, unlike the starfish, you need to allow Jesus to pick you up!

Let Him pick you up today!


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