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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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Breath of a Christian

For how long can you hold your breath? I struggle to hold my breath for 30 seconds! 

Apparently the average person can only be without oxygen for about 3 minutes before losing consciousness. This is assuming you are not moving, this time is much shorter if a person is struggling as your brain and tissues will require more oxygen. After about 8 minutes of no oxygen to the brain, there can be permanent brain damage.  

For me prayer is like the breath of your spirit. Without prayer your spirit will slowly suffocate! It is even more important to pray when you minister, because just like your body needs more oxygen when it’s moving – your spirit needs more prayer to minister. 

Please don’t misunderstand me – I am not trying to put people under the law again by forcing people to pray. There is no law to force me to breathe physically; it is something I do naturally. 

It is the same way with prayer – it is something that must be naturally part of a Christian’s life. 

Ephesians 6:18(MSG)

In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.  

We keep our spirit and the spirits of others up when we pray. So make a choice today to make prayer a part of your life just as breathing is part of your life! 



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