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Why you NEED a vacation

According to a study by Harris Interaction and Expedia, 36% of workers don’t plan to use all their paid vacation days, and 37% never take more than a week off at a time. That is unhealthy, bad for you, your family and the company who employ you.

Live longerLive Longer
A State University of New York survey found that men who took annual vacations reduced their risk of death by 20%. Men who didn’t take any vacations in five years had the highest death rate and incidence of heart disease than any other men surveyed.

Cogs in a headImprove your mental health
A study by Wisconsin Medical Journal found that women who took frequent vacations were less likely to become depressed, tense, or tired. Women who rarely took vacations were likelier to have stress at home and sleep less.
Taking time away from work and routine allows the body to replenish and repair itself, according to Karen Matthews of Mind Body Center at the University of Pittsburgh, quoted on npr.com. The center surveyed 1,399 participants recruited for studies on cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and other conditions, and found that leisure activities, including taking vacations, contributed to higher positive emotional levels and less depression among the participants. Other benefits include lower blood pressure and smaller waistlines, reports npr.com.
Women especially seem to benefit from taking vacations, according to a 2005 study conducted by Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal and reported on medicalnewstoday.com. Women who vacationed less often than once every two years were more likely to suffer from depression and increased stress than women who took vacations at least twice a year.

Become more productive
What? You can more productive by not working? Yes.
By scheduling two weeks of vacation a year, you force yourself to make the other 50 weeks more efficient. Your scheduled becomes an award–a carrot. This means more incentive to eliminate distractions, work more efficiently, and get things done.
Christine Louise Hohlbaum explains on the CNN website that workers who forgo their vacations aren’t doing themselves or their companies any favours. Even if they are physically present, they have often mentally checked out. “If people are overworked, they’re surfing the Internet. They’re not contributing to the bottom line,” Hohlbaum says..

Revamp your relationshipsHappy Family
The busy lifestyle of this present modern word has left little time for interaction between family members. The children are always busy with their schoolwork and the parents are at work for most of the day. Going on a vacation provides a suitable time for the family to interact with each other and improve their relationship.

Recapture your childhood
When was the last time you went out to play? I mean really play. Without worry of someone calling or interrupting you. Real vacations let you recapture that feeling of childlike exploratory freedom. You can wake up when you want, go to sleep when you want, and eat what you want. Most importantly, you can have fun without worrying about the consequences on work back home.

Gain self-confidence
“Don’t put yourself on sale.”  Wise words from financial guru Suze Orman.  When you skip vacations, you put yourself on sale. If you have 2-weeks of paid vacation and don’t use them, you’re essentially working for free. By committing to a vacation, you declare to yourself (and to others) that you are important and deserve dedicated time for yourself.

Find creative inspiration
Most of the year, we live on a schedule. We eat at the same restaurants, see the same people, and experience the same environment. This monotony reduces the opportunities for inspiration and for new ways of thinking. By traveling to a new environment we put ourselves in an uncomfortable situation and allow our brains to think differently.  Robert R. Butterworth, a Los Angeles psychologist with International Trauma Associates, quoted on abc.com. Workers in creative fields especially need the opportunity recharge their batteries. “If you have a job that’s very creative and you don’t take time off you hit a wall and you need a change. The break will allow you to refresh your brain cells,” explains Butterworth

Are you being held back by the cost?
Are you worried about leaving your home and pets?
Christian House Sitters can help wherever you live. Our worldwide service offers rent-free accommodation and also provides reliable people who will look after your home and pets while you are away. They will do it free of charge.
Have a look at www.Christian-housesitters.com

Share this opportunity with your friends, your family, your church and be a blessing to them.

God bless you,

Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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Vacation

Vacations are a necessity
Travel gives you a story

Put things in perspective

BUTWe Can't afford it

Then you have 2 choices

We do not recommend this choice

Budget Travel Joke

But we do suggest you look at

RENT FREE
Yes Rent-Free and we can also arrange for a reliable Christian to look after your home and pets FREE of charge while you are away.

Have a look at www.Christian-housesitters.com

Share this opportunity with your friends, your family, your church and be a blessing to them.

God bless you,

Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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What’s in a word? Travel

I enjoy writing these blogs but at times my brain runs dry (no rude comments please) and so when someone kindly sends me a guest post I am grateful. My sincere thanks to Lesley Roberts for today’s blog.

TRAVEL
By Lesley Roberts

 I once read a Christian book, in fact it was a Lenten Study, called “What’s in a Word?”
Excited
TRAVEL:  What does the word conjure up for you? Some of the words that come to mind are: anticipation, excitement, planning, studying maps, reading up on the area, etc.  I think anticipation and planning the holiday are part of the fun of the holiday, especially as once the holiday begins, time flies, and before one knows it, it’s all over!
Perhaps the word Travel conjures up memories of travelling overseas, exciting plane or boat trips to exotic destinations?
Perhaps for some of us, who are elderly or unable to afford to travel,  travel entails “Armchair Travelling”, paging through Getaway Magazine or Country Life,  going down memory lane.

We once had a book put out by the AA, called “En Route in SA”, and that was our travelling companion for many years when we took off on holiday.  When our children were small we mainly headed to the South Coast of Natal.  Being in the Methodist Ministry we couldn’t afford fancy hotels, except once we stayed at the famous Four Seasons Hotel in Durban.  (Our holiday was funded by a congregation member).  We hired many a holiday cottage up and down the South Coast of Natal, the South Coast being ideal for families with small children.

My late husband and I once planned a barge holiday in the UK, I remember I was reading a devotional book at the time, written by Eddie Askew of the Leprosy Mission.  He described his holiday on the canals where the “butterflies flew faster than the barge”.

UK Canal Barge

UK Canal Barge

That appealed to me – slowing down to that pace, drifting along, being one with nature, to the point where butterflies flew faster than the barge was moving.  Sadly, we never got to take that holiday as Mike became too ill with cancer.  It’s still on my bucket list.

As we approach the Lenten Season, the picture of those disciples on the Emmaus Road comes to mind.  Sad and discouraged, they were plodding along, talking amongst themselves about the happenings of the last few days, when Jesus came alongside them….. This is still one of my favourite readings in the Bible, and became very meaningful after my late Mike’s death.    When we travel the grief journey, according to Joyce Rupp, we need to carry the following in our suitcase : “Faith and Courage”  from a book by Joyce Rupp called “Praying our Goodbyes”  She suggests that instead of asking the question “Why” when we embark on the Grief Journey we ask “With Whom” am I going to go on this journey ?

Stilbaai

Stilbaai

Tomorrow I start a new chapter in my life, I am going to travel down the coast from Sedgefield to a little town called Stilbaai (Afrikaans for Still Bay), to live with a family that need a Caregiver for their father.  Being single, I am able to do this kind of thing, and I see it as an adventure.  I am testing myself, and if I cope, I would like to do some Caregiving in the UK to make up for lost capital spent on my own operations and ill health.

I hope to explore the surrounding area in my free time.  My patient says he gets cabin fever, and has asked that I drive him to visit friends in surrounding towns.  This is going to be fun.  So here I go, with Jesus by my side, travelling into unknown waters…..

I look forward to exploring parts of the Western Cape that I have not travelled to before, the famous Route 62¸  and to travelling off the beaten track in my trusty little Suzuki Jimny.

Lesley Roberts

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Would you like to travel more?
Are you being held back by the cost?
Are you worried about leaving your home and pets?
Christian House Sitters can help wherever you live. Our worldwide service offers rent-free accommodation and also provides reliable people who will look after your home and pets while you are away. They will do it free of charge.
Have a look at www.Christian-housesitters.com

Share this opportunity with your friends, your family, your church and be a blessing to them.

God bless you,

Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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Travel Fun

 

I enjoy travelling and experiencing new places. I also love a good laugh so was delighted when a kind friend sent me the following, apparently true, stories.
I hope that they help to lighten your day.

Windsor Castle

A photo of Windsor Castle taken when we were house sitting in the area

A guide at Windsor Castle was struggling to make herself heard over the roar of low flying aircraft coming into land at nearby Heathrow. She was interrupted by a tourist who demanded what was wrong with the town planners, and why had they built the castle so close to the airport.

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The highlight of a cruise liner’s visit to the Alaskan port of Valdez was a guided tour of the southern end of the great 800 mile pipeline through which, the guide informed them, some 1.3 million barrels of oil came daily from Prudhoe Bay in the north. When he asked if there were any questions, someone solemnly enquired, `How do they get all those empty barrels back up to Prudhoe Bay?’

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament / London

Lord Hailsham

Lord Hailsham

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A group of tourists escorted around the British Houses of Parliament suddenly found themselves in the presence of the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham, resplendent in full wig and gown. Spying behind the group the figure of Neil Marten MP, the Lord Chancellor called out in greeting`Neil’ with dignified vigour. And all the tourists did.

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The story is told, apocryphal no doubt, of the DJ working on a small and remote radio station in Scotland midway through his programme late at night on 1 October 1977. News came to the station that Bing Crosby had died (the station producer happened to be on the phone to the States and picked the word up almost as it occurred). The DJ thought he could possibly be the first person in the UK to publicly announce the death, so he put on a long track and rushed off to record library to get an old recording to play. Upon returning, nervously excited by now, he put the first record onto the turntable without looking at it and broke into the record then playing with a sombre voice: ‘I am deeply sorry to have to inform’ you listeners that I have just received news from America of a great tragedy. The legendary Bing Crosby is dead. As a humble tribute, I would like to play one of his songs,’ and as he switched over to his Crosby ‘selection’, the melody was beamed out, ‘Heaven . . . I’m in Heaven

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All through the night London police were combing the underworld for the three youths who escaped over the wall from Wormwood Scrubs jail, London. Mrs Johnson was picking blackberries on Wednesday afternoon when she saw a length of black rope thrown over. A wooden ladder followed, and three men dropped on to the grass in the lane which divides Mrs. Johnson’s garden from the prison wall. ` I thought they were dodging out for a cup of tea, and intended to go back again,’ said Mrs Johnson. `I did not bother to raise the alarm.’ – Daily Express

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If you have some funny stories about your travel experiences please send them to me.

If you have not been able to do as much travelling as you would like because of the cost or worries about leaving you home and pets unattended we can help you. Christian House Sitters offers a number of FREE services such as rent-free accommodation all over the world and people who will look after your home and pets FREE while you are away.

Yes that is right we can arrange for someone to look after your home and your pets FREE of charge.

We can also help you find rent FREE accommodation all over the world.

Have a look at www.Christian-housesitters.com

Share this opportunity with your friends, your family, your church and be a blessing to them.

God bless you,

Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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Who is your role model?

Last week my post was very long. But thanks for those who said you appreciated it.

To keep the balance this week it is really short.
2 Pastors disagree

If you agree with the second pastor then remember God said we need to take time out to recharge our batteries. That is why we have a ‘day of rest’

Research shows that missing vacations can lower productivity, increase stress, harm the immune system and do a whole lot of damage. In previous posts I have given details about some of these problems and the research.

So plan a break. Plan it now while you are thinking about it.

Remember we can arrange for someone to look after your home and your pets FREE of charge.

We can also help you find rent FREE accommodation all over the world.

Have a look at www.Christian-housesitters.com

Share this opportunity with your friends, your family, your church and be a blessing to them.

God bless you,

Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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Letters that encouraged me.

Man writing a letter

Last week this blog featured a fun, spoof, memo from some dogs. Thanks for those who wrote saying you enjoyed it.

This week I want to feature extracts from actual letters that we have received at Christian House Sitters. They were a real encouragement to us and if you are considering joining they may help set your mind at rest.

May I first remind you that joining as a Home Owner looking for a sitter is FREE so if you are planning time away give it a try there is nothing to lose.

Joining as a Sitter costs only £25 a year and in return you can enjoy RENT-FREE vacations.

Enough waffling here are the extracts from some of our mail.

Below are some examples of the many messages we have received. They were a blessing to us and we trust that they will also encourage you. If you have been blessed by Christian House Sitters we would love to hear from you.
Lots of letters
Dear Ray and Marilyn My husband and I recently returned from a house sit (our first) on the Isle of Skye. We had such a fantastic time I wrote a little about it and have submitted it to Woman Alive magazine for their readers sharing holidays section. Their initial response is positive and the piece has been forwarded to the editor. Should it make its way into print I will scan a copy in and send it to you

Many thanks for creating the opportunity that we have had

With every blessing

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Dear Ray

I just wanted to thank you for putting us in touch with _____.

We returned from our holiday yesterday to find our home and

more importantly our pets loved and well cared for.

This has been the first time we have been away when I have

not worried about our pets and that made our

holiday much more relaxing.

______ left us today to continue her travels around the country,

but has promised to keep in touch.

If she should ever need a reference,please don’t hesitate in asking us.

I have contacted the Church we belonged to before our recent move

to Dorset and they are going to put your information on their pew sheet,

which will help get your name known in South Gloucestershire.

I shall try to something similar here in Dorset.

Once again thank you and God bless.

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Our first time with CHS was a great success and we’ll be in touch again for sure. God bless and thanks for your help. Monica & Ernest

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Hi Ray,

We are now on our 6th Housesit!

We certainly have been spreading the word about your wonderful site and continue to do so….its a marvellous service you provide…thank you.

Best wishes

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Dear Ray, We had a wonderful time house sitting in France, and had the pleasure of meeting the house owners before they left on their trip. It made the trip very special, to meet such nice people, and we found the whole area of France to be very friendly and interesting. The house we were in was beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed looking after it and the garden and watching the veg. we were watering grow! I cannot recommend this site highly enough, and we are now in our second year of house-sitting, with more sits this year to look forward to. I love going to other churches, and feeling part of the community where possible. God bless all involved in this project.

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Thank you Ray & Marilyn for your website. During our 1st year as members, we have had 6 1/2 months of house-sits – Monmouth (Wales) St Antonin Noble Val (France) and Highfields (Aust). Each of the homes we sat were unique and special times for us. We have enjoyed our 12 months travelling since selling our home and we look forward to settling down again when our new home is completed. Next time we can make our home available for sitters!

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Our christian housesitters were absolutely wonderful. Our little old poodle took about three days to warm up to us after four and half months of spoiling! Bill and Angela found a local home group and church and are now building in our area! The neighbours became friends and they shared food, papers, citrus fruit and watched a football match together! The house was spotless, the fridge full of food which helps when you are jet lagged after a 37 hour journey. The linen cupboard was neater than when I left! We had regular email contact and everything regarding the dog and the use of our cars to give them a run was recorded. We were truly blessed!

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Dear Ray, Had a wonderful time at a beautiful home in Monmouth early in 09. So pleased to have located such a creative and practical concept. Do trust that an increasing number of folk will use it. I found the whole procedure worked well with excellent communication from the folk whose home I visited. Thanks for all the work your are investing in this project. David

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Hello Ray and Marilyn

Just a note to thank you for your helpful website.

It was wonderful to be able to plan a holiday to the other side of the world from home and to see God’s hand in fitting it all together.

We obtained the places to go through your website.

Our first place at the end of June was in Exeter where we bought a car. We loved that part of the UK and maybe started off with the best first.

We then went across to Brittany to a rural village near Auray. The folk there are coming to our place in Auckland in February.

Driving on the other side of the road was a bit scarey at first and not knowing any French also was a challenge, but it was a great adventure and much fun. After that we left the car at East Preston and caught the train to London where we rented a flat for three weeks. ( We did try to get a sit or swap but none was available so we advertised on Gumtree and found this Christian Kenyan lady who was going back to Kenya for the exact time we needed a place in London) With the high cost of transport as well, London was the most expensive part, but well worth the time there.

Back at East Preston we picked up the car and had three weeks at a house there. We had hoped to get to see you while we were nearby but didn’t manage to find the time.

Our last sit was in Cleveleys and we made good friends with the lady there, having met her earlier while we were in London and then kept in touch while she did her house sit in Wales. From there we visited missionary friends in Glasgow for a few days and had various trips around, and also to the Lake District, although six weeks was a bit long in one place especially as winter was coming on.

Finally we stayed two days in Manchester with missionary friends who work amongst the Arabic speaking immigrants there. We had been wondering how we would sell the car at the end of our trip but when we found out they had no car we offered it to them and they gladly accepted it.

Back home in New Zealand now we are coming into our third summer this year but already talking about where we can go next!

Anyway, thanks again for your website; without it our trip of a lifetime wouldn’t have been possible. Blessings on you.

Yours in Christ

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We have just returned from our first house-sit, which was exactly where I have been longing to re-visit for years-in Monmouth, Wales. It was wonderful, restful, beautiful, peaceful and like a Christian retreat as the cottage was packed with amazing books which I devoured. What a wonderful gracious gift of the owners, since letting strangers into your home to stay is not the natural way of the world. Despite rain, we have been refreshed and replenished! It would be wonderful if this site was joined by every church everywhere wouldn’t it – we could experience each others way of life! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hi Ray! Hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits. I keep forgetting to email you,I’ve been so busy!

My hosts here in Norwich have been awesome-they have been so kind and hospitable. I have met most of their friends/neighbours and family. There is no shortage of people to take me about,should I need things from the shop or to attend church.

Thank the Lord for your organization and I wish you many blessings-now and for the future.

Take care and God bless.

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My, how that 12 months has flown! We will renew our membership on your website – we have really enjoyed the two house-sits we did this year – one in Monmouth (Sept/Oct) and one in St Antonin Noble Val in France last month. We have recommended your site to numbers of people we have met during our 6 months trip and wish you well. Best wishes,

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Hello Ray

I had been waiting to tell you how delighted we were with —- and —- who sat house for us for a month .

We could not have asked for more considerate and kind people.

We will certainly be contacting you again in the future .

Thank you very much We would like to thank you for putting us into contact with your organisation___ and ____ house-sat our place and helped with the running of our welfare ministry while we were on a weeks break last week.

They were a great help.

Thank you for putting us into contact with them.

We hope that we will be able to connect again in the future.

God’s richest blessings on your work.

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I am house sitting at present on the beautiful Coiromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. I am here until the end of August. The owners are Wycliffe Bible translators and are on a long visit to their supporting churches in USA and UK (mainly), though they are also going to visit church plants and meet up with family! I am writing this because the website and the idea of Christians house sitting and helping one another in this way is truly amazing. These lovely people would have had a very difficult time finding someone for five months to look after house and animals (including an aviary, three cats and some ‘chooks’). And I feel privileged and helpful to be doing something for the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. People in New Zealand are friendly on the whole and very helpful to visitors. I have enjoyed my visit here immensely and would probably not have been able to come and stay as long as I have without the assistance of your website, so please keep it going. If you would like to use any of this message in your advertising on your web site, please feel free to do so.

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It was literally four or so in the morning when I originally joined. It was God that had me up at that weird time of the morning prompting me to not stay at the place we had originally planned on staying at and on which we had made our booking for the stay in London for.

Weirdly, or not so weirdly I guess in the Christian life, I felt prompted to Google literally Christian housesitters! Funny that.

I’m so excited about this “discovery”. Funny how you think of a “thing”, you talk about it with God (feeling silly sometimes)and he leads you to the “thing”. Christian house sitting! Who’d have thought? Fantastic idea. I can’t wait for my stint…. Luv & blessings,

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Dear Ray

Thank you for your e-mail.

I am forwarding it to all our ministers for their information.

I trust you are keeping well and that God continues to bless you in your personal witness.

With best wishes

Frank

Revd Frank Retief

Presiding Bishop of the Church of England in South Africa (CESA)

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Christian House Sitters is a wonderful idea. It frees a person’s resources for other Christian activities and also reminds us that there are Christians all over the world. I’m glad I came across the website. Keep up the good work.

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I have signed up to be a sitter on this new great website and want to encourage others to do the same as well as list their houses. I was very encouraged when I first e-mailed Ray and he said “you just sign up and we pray with you that a house will be added to meet your needs”. This is how we should all live our lives- trusting God that we will be walking in His will and in that He will provide for our needs. Don’t wait, sign up now so that God can meet your needs and use you to meet others needs.

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Hi Ray!

Been meaning to write for quite awhile. Just wanted to let you know that everything is a “go” to do a housesit in England. I will be there Jan.Feb.and March and am staying another month to visit family.

I’m so excited and the people that I’m going to housesit for sound just great. They haven’t even met me yet and have been so generous(finding someone to drive me to church etc.)

I know that the Lord put me in touch with these people-and only He knows why. I am truly blessed.

God bless you and yours with your wonderful ministry.

Take care.

Have a Sunshine Day!

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Extract from a message received from the Isle of Man

Dear House Sitters

We pay on average £45 / day for professional dog at home help here in the Isle of Man.

Many dogs do not do well with stress in Kennels.

It is a win win situation in helping man’s best friend.

Regards

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J….. sat for us the last two weeks while we did a pilgrimage in Israel. She is exceptional, she joined in our (RC) church, prayer group, and with our evangelical friends, when we came home she met us at the station and had a meal prepared. We want to keep her for us!!! but really this is a reference, don’t let her go!

Israel is great, but we love the fact that the Protestant sites are different from the Catholic and Orthodox, we met wonderful bothers and sisters from all

We met up with Anglican friends there, and the Palestinian Christian guide knew his Bible from cover to cover.

But J….. really made the whole thing exceptional….. how do we exist without the body of Christ, the Church??? rhetorical question

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God bless you,

Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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MEMO from the Dog Squad

MEMO

From the Dog Squad.
To Pet Owners

I love my family and I thought that they loved me so when I heard that they were planning to go on a vacation I naturally assumed it would be a family trip.

Dog ready for vacation

Seems I was wrong.  They think that they are going to leave me behind.

Not if I can help it.
Dog in suitcase

Ok so they have gone away and are apparently they are having a wonderful time while I am stuck in jail. That is just not fair. I would never do that to them.
Dog in prison

If they really loved me they would have arranged for me to stay in my own home, with my own familiar things and for someone to stay here and look after me.

It’s not as if it would cost anything. After all Christian House Sitters offers FREE membership to people who need someone to look after their home and pets while they are away. Yes free so actually it would have cost them less than putting me in that prison and their home would have been looked after.

So pet owners.

Remember to check out Christian House Sitters  before your next vacation.

Join as soon as you have your dates as the sooner you join the easier it is to find you the ideal sitter.

Yours sincerely
Dog at computer

The Dog Squad

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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