Have you ever noticed how easily people can get the wrong idea about things? Since we started Christian House Sitters we have had many people who misunderstood what we are doing and why we do it so in this brief post I hope to clear up a few of the wrong ideas.
Is it just a hobby? No it is far more important. On average I spend around 5 hours every day working on the site, updating member’s details, listing and sending out houses and answering questions.
Do I run it to make myself rich? No again! All the fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. The cost of running the site is covered by Marilyn and I from our own personal income. So actually running CHS does not make us money it costs us money.
Is it just a fund raising tool? No it is not! Christian House Sitters is a ministry that provides holidays for Christians and we also find reliable Christian House sitters for owners who need someone to look after their home, pets and garden.
If you join are you committed to sponsoring a child at Home of Peace? No you are not. 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.
Is it expensive to join? Once again the answer is another no. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. Their membership is FREE. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this they can enjoy numerous rent-free holidays each year.
I hope that has cleared up some of the most common misunderstandings about this ministry but if you still have questions please visit the web site and contact me via the form on the contact page.