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This blog post will be very different to my normal posts. I usually write about the work of Christian House Sitters and how you can enjoy a rent-free vacation but this is about the ministry that Christian House Sitters supports.


As we approach Christmas it is time for our annual appeal to  make a donation to support the children’s home that my wife, Marilyn, runs in Kenya called Home of Peace Children’s Home.

All income from Christian House Sitters goes to this ministry.

We have 80 children who would otherwise be living on the streets. We also have 9 members of staff. Their only income is from money that we are able to send. This provides for their food, accommodation, medical expenses, clothing and school fees. The staff do not receive a salary but get gifts of around £10 each per month and their food.

Each Christmas we ask people to prayerfully consider a love gift. No gift is too small (or too large).

We like to be able to give each child some much-needed clothes for Christmas and we also like to give them all a good special Christmas meal. To do this will cost about £10 per child or a total of about £800.

If your church or group want to help that would naturally be wonderful! You can read up on the work on our website at

We will put up a running total on the web site at  were you will see how much has been received but we will NOT identify who has given. The total will be updated daily.

In order to make a donation please either go to the website and click the donate button at the bottom of the page.

God bless you,



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

One response »

  1. Ray, I shared this on my facebook account as well as on my twitter account. Spreading the good news about what you guys are doing! God Bless, Mark


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