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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Monday, March 19, 2012

Father wants to meet with you!

At the beginning of each year, the Lord usually directs me to preach certain series. One of the areas I felt in my heart must be touched this year is the one of prayer. So a few weeks ago we started a new series on prayer.  

For some people prayer is seen as an obligation, a ritual that must be done to please God. For others it is like a counseling session, pouring out your heart and feeling better afterwards. For most of us it is a list of requests that we hope God will grant us so that we can experience happiness! 

But what is prayer for God? I found the best answer in the Old Testament: 

Exodus 25:22(AMP)
There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you... 

Prayer for our Father is to meet with us. A meeting off course implies relationship, but not any kind of relationship - a close relationship. A relationship where He wants to speak with you intimately! 

Just ponder about this thought for one moment… the Creator of the universe, wants to meet with you! No matter what you’ve done, where you’ve been. He wants to meet with you above the mercy seat! 

In the Old Testament the mercy seat was in the Holy of holies, behind the closed veil and only the high priest could enter one a year. That veil was torn when Jesus died on the cross. Today the holy of holies is inside of our heart. The moment you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, a veil is lifted and you have direct access to Father, every moment of the day. To meet intimately with Him in prayer! 

What a privilege! 



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