I normally try to post something interesting every week.
I have not posted for 2 weeks but hopefully this will help you to understand the reason.
As some of you will know Marilyn (my wife) has been fighting for her life for the past year. After being passed around a number of different consultants she eventually got to see the professor of surgery and he has discovered that when she had an operation three years ago for an ileostomy it was not done correctly. They left the damaged colon in place and this has caused major problems. The professor has said that after all this time rectifying it will be extremely difficult and there is no guarantee of success. However he has agreed to perform the surgery to remove the damage and to try to fix a number of the other problems. This will take place on Monday, 23rd of April at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. Please pray for both Marilyn and the surgical team
HOME OF PEACE
Christian House Sitters exists for two purposes.
We seek to enable Christians around the world to enjoy a vacation and at the same time save a lot of money. We are always encouraged when we receive messages from our members saying how this service has blessed them.
We also exist in order to support the children at the Home of Peace children’s home in Kenya.
Marilyn is responsible for this home and is in constant contact with them. She has managed to keep this going even though she has been so ill. She now needs to urgently get 60 children sponsored at £16 a month.
The Kenyan authorities are complaining that we are taking so long to get enough sponsors and have contacted us demanding that something be done soon! Because of Marilyn’s health we have been able to stall them for another month. If we cannot show to children services that all are sponsored the unsponsored children would have to leave the home to the streets to fend for themselves. This is not logical but these are the rules set by the Kenyan authorities.
We have sponsors for the 20 youngest children but not for the other 60 children. God has faithfully provided for the monthly needs through gifts but we do need to be able to show the authorities that we have regular sponsorship for every child
Once we have all the sponsorship we can put in the official application for registration and then they will allow us a further 12 months to build the other facilities that will be needed such as more dormitories, kitchen dining room etc to bring things to the required standard. Once the children are sponsored funds for building facilities etc will be able to be taken from gift that come in and the fees paid by members of Christian House Sitters.
Please could you ask your church, woman’s work, youth group etc if they could prayerfully consider sponsoring a child at £16 per month
At the moment we have 74 of our children who are in school and this is so important for their future. They are doing very well.
Up-to-date news about what is happening at the home can be seen on our website. CLICK HERE.
If you feel that you cannot help to get a child sponsor then at least please pray for Marilyn as she has to shoulder this responsibility.
The sponsorship can be arranged directly through the website CLICK HERE or by direct bank transfer. Contact me if you need any details.
God bless you and thanks for your prayers,