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Resting and Relaxing at Last

Life has been hectic for the past few months. Loads of different things ranging from church activities through to the difficult time that we have had with Marilyn’s health and her two lots of major surgery since April.

Thank you to all who have been praying for Marilyn. We really do appreciate it.

Even though she has been so ill Marilyn has managed to continue her work running the Children’s Home in Kenya. God has also faithfully been providing the funds needed to keep those 80 kids fed and looked after. To all who have given we say a big thank you.

If you would like to know more about the work in Kenya please use the contact form on this blog.

View from back of house

The view from the back of the house

We are now on vacation in Cornwall where we are house sitting in a delightful house set in fabulous scenery.  It is just so good to be able to unwind at last. No pressure just  time to rest, enjoy the countryside and for Marilyn to start regaining her health.

This morning I watched some TV, enjoyed a good book and went out for a walk. I can’t remember when I was last able to just chill-out.I am already starting to feel the benefit.

Over the next few days we plan to take some short trips to explore this beautiful area.

Out of interest I have just looked up the cost of holiday house rentals in this area. The average if we wanted a 3 bedroom house is £360 for 3 days.

We will be staying in this lovely 4 bedroom house, with 2 lounges, a conservatory, and a large fully equipped kitchen with a separate dining room for 15 days so based on the online prices this would have cost us in excess of £1,800.

We are enjoying it FREE. Thanks to Christian House Sitters. Our only tasks while we are here are to water a couple of indoor pot plants and feed the lovely cat. Actually having the cat is adding to our enjoyment as she is so friendly, no trouble and we love animals.

The front garden

The front garden

So if you feel that you would also benefit from a rent-free vacation (we have houses all over the world) why not visit the website. Even though we are on vacation the work of Christian House Sitters continues so feel free to make contact.

God bless you,

Ray

 

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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 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

2 responses »

  1. Ray that all sounds wonderful: I am so pleased for you both, enjoy, and be refreshed!! Love the photos, it looks beautiful. in Cornwall. Yes I tell everyone about christian |House sitters also, you are doing a wonderful work

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