Thursday, 31 May 2012

Abiding in Christ

Abiding in Christ

Letter from the heart of God

Dear child, listen to the words of My Son, Jesus, WHO SAID, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” Remember this is the key to great fruitfulness in your life and ministry. As the Vinedresser, I will always be watching out for you. Remember that my pruning in your life is to help you to become môre fruitful.

As you learn to abide in Christ and let his wonders abide in you, you will experience the power of answered prayer. Indeed, you will be able to ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you.

Abiding in Christ is so very important, My child, because it will keep you from sin. Such abiding involves settling down, taking root in Christ, and dwelling and living in Him, so please, My child, be sure always to abide in Christ.

You are my precious loved one. I ask you to seek Me at all times, because I am never far from you. The môre you learn to abide in Christ, the môre fully you will discover that you live and move and have your being in Me. This is what I want you to know and experience every day of your life, because I love you with an everlasting love.

Never forget that I am your refuge and fortress. I simply ask that you trust in Me as you abide under My shadow and dwell in the secret place of My presence. As you believe on the Name of My Son, Jesus Christ, and love others as Hê has commanded you to do, you will abide in Christ, and Hê will abide in you. As you do this the Holy Spirit will bring this assurance to your heart.

Therefore, I beseech you to abide in Christ each moment of every day.

Many blessings and much love,

Your Abba Father

By Clift & Katheen Richards

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tin with a Treasure Project

For the past two and a half years, Salem Danville - a non-profit organization  nr: 080-720 – has been touching people’s lives in the West of Pretoria. We started with 6 people under an open roof and we have grown to a hundred adults, 70 children and 30 teenagers.

Currently we are fellowshipping in an old pub that we have renovated into a church, in one of the poorest areas in Danville.  

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Every Christmas we aim to give every family in our congregation a bag full of food to also make the festive time a special occasion.

This year we also want to combine it with a message and want to give more privileged children the opportunity to feel they do something for the unprivileged people of Danville.

We want to ask you as an individual, school or Sunday school to get involved by asking each child to donate a can of food. The message part is where each child pastes his own picture or message over the tin. His name and the name of the school or church are also written on the paper. For practical reasons we also ask that you would write down what is inside the can, so that one family would not only get baked beans J.
Our aim is to collect a thousand tins with treasures!

These tins will be handed over one Sunday in December to the precious people of our congregation! All churches and schools that get involved can even send a representative on that day. Otherwise photo’s of this day will be available!

Thank you very much that you consider getting involved with this project. We cannot do this alone, and people like you make it possible to show God’s hand to these people!

May you and your family be richly blessed!

Kobus & Anina Homan
Senior leaders
Salem Danville
083 651 2157

(Any other donations, especially old clothes are always welcomed – please contact us any time!)

Salem Danville
Absa  cheque account
407 416 5727 

Thursday, 22 September 2011

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

If we sing, they will hear!


Psalm 89:1(NLT)
 1 I will sing of the Lord’s unfailing love forever!
      Young and old will hear of your faithfulness.

Sunday evening, almost in the middle of the praise and worship, a lady and her son peeked into our church and moved into one of the back rows.

She started to cry during the sermon. She was obviously going through a very tough time! We allocated some prayer time for people that needed a miracle in their lives. Almost everyone came out for prayer, including this precious lady.

I prayed for her, but she cried so much that we had to go into a prayer room where she shared her story with me. A story of pain and hurt, but also a choice to come back to the Lord a few months ago. This specific Sunday she was however despondent and without hope and she decided to search for some alcohol just to numb the pain.

She and her eleven year old son walked past the church just as we were worshipping. Her son was the one who encouraged her to walk into the church.

She told me that she believed God let her hear the singing and because of that she turned to Him again for hope and healing!

Sometimes when you sing of God’s love and His faithfulness, you are not even aware of the fact that people might be listening to you! Even more miraculous, that maybe a person`s life can be changed.

There are many broken people in this world. Some of them just need to hear that God is still a loving and faithful God. Although God can send a legion of angels to praise His name, He chooses to use our voices!

Will you sing of His unfailing love? Young and old will hear, and some of them will turn back to Him!

Kobus & Anina

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