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If You Can’t Afford a Holiday.

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Thanks to everyone who has taken to sending me interesting articles about holidays. I really do appreciate the effort.

Here is an extract from an article that appeared in Totally Money on the 20th of June written by Michael Lloyd. You can read the full article at

Broke Brits can’t afford break

Nearly 18 million Britons will stay at home over the summer months as the effects of the recession and soaring inflation force families to prioritise their finances over a holiday.

A poll for ING Direct found that 39% of respondents said they planned to forfeit their annual getaway this year, some 2.7 million more than went without a vacation in 2008, the summer following the credit crunch.

Simon Calder, the Travel expert we see on our TV screens most weeks is quoted as saying:.“Not being able to afford a holiday is an awful position to be in. It’s a really tough time economically at the moment and there is always going to be a certain number of people who can’t take holidays. In the past two years there has been a fall in the number of people taking holidays and short breaks …………”

How very sad! And I am certain this problem applies to people in other countries as much. We hear from folk in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa etc all making the same point. They need a holiday. They want a hoilday but they simply can’t afford the cost.

May I remind you that we can help. Through Christian House Sitters you can enjoy  rent-free holidays all over the world and we can also arrange for someone reliable to look after your home and pets while you are away free of charge if that will help you.

You can find the full details on our wbsite



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 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 God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

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