Birthdays are always rather special and to me this one was another of those important milestones along the road of life as I turned 65 and officially became an Old Age Pensioner.
But I’m going to live by the comment from Francis Bacon who said. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am”
In the build-up towards my birthday I put a request on my Facebook page asking my friends to help me celebrate this milestone by making a donation, no matter how small, towards the support of the children’s home that Christian House Sitters finances in Kenya.
I would love to say that I was overwhelmed by the response but that would be dishonest. Only one of our friends made a donation and that was for £5.00. I can understand the reason finances are difficult and most people are already committed or indeed over committed.
Some people expressed surprise that I wanted a donation to go to this cause.
I was surprised that they were surprised. After all 100% of the income from Christian House Sitters goes to help support, feed and clothe these needy children.
Christian House Sitters is a ministry not a money-making business.
We can help you
We help Christians all over the world who need to take a vacation but are finding money a little less available than they would have liked. If you fall into this category you can register a house sitter with us and we will keep you informed about rent-free vacations all around the world.
We also help Christian home owners who are planning to go away and need someone to look after their home and animals whilst they are away. This can be very expensive but we provide the service through our house sitters and it does not cost you as the owner anything at all. It is completely free of charge.
The sitters reward is rent-free accommodation. We charge a very nominal fee of just £25 per year to be registered as a sitter and all of this money goes to these needy children. Marilyn and I personally cover the cost of running the ministry and do not take anything out from the income that is received.
The owner’s reward is having somebody look after their home and pets free of charge. Registered home owners do not even pay the annual registration fee.
The other people who benefit from Christian House Sitters are, as I mentioned, the children in Kenya.
So let us help each other?
If you are looking forward to having a vacation and would be interested in house sitting please make contact.
If you’re a home owner and are concerned about having somebody reliable to look like you’re home and pets please get in touch.
If you feel that you would like to make a donation, no matter how small, to help these needy children then we would also love to hear from you.
Finally please can you help us to make this ministry more widely known?
Tell your friends.
Mention it to your church.
Ask your church to put a link on their website and an article in the newsletter.
The more members we have the better for everyone.
More sitters will benefit our owners.
More owners will benefit our sitters.
More members will benefit the needy children.
God bless you,