Urgent Prayer Request

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


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.

The ChildrenMarilyn 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,


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Author: 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 http://www.tlc-childrenstrust.org 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 www.christian-housesitters.com God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

18 thoughts on “Urgent Prayer Request”

  1. I have started praying for Marilyn to be healed before the surgery and believe God would touch her–please send me bank details I would sponsor a child by the end of march. my email is namasgas@yahoo.com

  2. Of course I will be praying for Marilyn! I have had so much surgery myself that I do understand what she’ll be going through. Please keep us updated.

  3. Although I am unable to sponser a child, I am able to pray that your wife has the best surgeon possible to do the job, that she makes a speedy recovery after surgery and that the end result is far better than the present. I also hope that she continues to help all those in Kenya and beyond. Take Care.

  4. I will pray that our Almighty God and Lord Jesus will guide the surgeons hands and give them the wisdom to complete the surgery to restore health to your wife. With God nothing is impossible…and I always say: “Faith isn’t believing that God will do something~it’s KNOWING He will”! I will share this with my prayer team!

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