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I feel humble when I am reminded of what an amazing God we serve.

This was brought home to me yesterday when I received an email from one of our house-sitters. I have contacted her and asked for permission to reproduce her story. She gave that permission so here is the message she sent to me.

Hey Ray,

Is it possible for us to reveiw our description we have put out about ourselves. It was literally four or so in the morning when I originally posted it and I cannot even remember what I put on there. 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 had made our booking for the stay in London for.

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

Anyway if we can review or even edit what we have put on there please let me know … just incase what I put on there makes no sense or does not really capture what it is we are looking for and why.

Many thanks once again.

God prompted Marilyn and I to start Christian House Sitters.  We prayed that He would send us the right members.

This lady and her husband were  in bed almost 12,000 miles away from where we are. We did not know each other and in fact had never even heard of each other.

At 4 in the morning God tells her to Google  “Christian Housesitters”

What an amazing God we serve.

Marilyn and I have been praying that God will bring us the right house-sitters and the right house-owners. The message from this lady has been such an encuragement!

At times we have felt frustrated, lately because folk keep promising to list their houses but never seem to get around to actually doing so.

God has reminded us that He is in control.
 

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About housesitters

ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website http://www.tlc-childrenstrust.org N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website www.christian-housesitters.com God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

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