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A Wonderful Month

We are on vacation and have been for the past month. It ends on Friday when we return home.

Normally we only go away for about 2 weeks each year but because of all the surgery that Marilyn has had this year we decided to have an extra month in order to give her a chance to get back some of her strength.

It has made a real difference. When we left home she had difficulty walking more than a few hundred yards but this past week I estimate she must have walked about 10 miles.

Burnham Beeches Pond

Burnham Beeches Pond

We are staying in a lovely 4 bedroomed house near to the beautiful Burnham Beeches Nature Park.

In Burnham Beeches

When I say near we can actually walk there in around 5 minutes. Burnham Beeches is a 540 acre park with lovely walks, magnificent trees and ponds.

We have also visited the picturesque town of Marlow and walked part (a very small part of the Thames Path



We fell in love with Marlow. It is a fabulous town and we plan to go back for my birthday tomorrow (30th Aug)

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Yesterday we went to Windsor. Another delightful but touristy town. We saw the castle and again walked along the Themes.

Thames in Windsor

Thames in Windsor

Overall it has been a fantastic month.

Those who know us may be wondering how we could afford a month in a big house with a cleaner coming once a week, a gardener once a week and set in an expensive area. I will let you in on a secret. It has not cost us anything! That is right the house was free of charge.


Because we got it through Christian House Sitters.

Christian House Sitters have fabulous rent free accommodation available all over the world. See the website. Click Here

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

5 responses »

  1. WOW!, that is awesome to have the house for a month with others coming in to clean care for the yard. I’m glad you both enjoyed your vacation. My goal is to be on vacation 24/7.

  2. It truly sounds too good to be true. But to God be the glory for rest and inexpensive places to rest at!


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