I do know about being patient.
I know about it but that does not mean that I find it easy. Oh no! I am by nature impatient. I do not enjoy waiting around for things.
Yes, I am aware that this is nothing to be proud of or to boast about. I remember the patience of Abraham, Joseph, Job and even Simeon in the New Testament. But once again knowing does not seem enough at times.
Does that mean I am lacking in faith? I hope not but in all honesty I guess if my faith was stronger I would not become impatient but the truth is that I do trust God. I do believe He is in control and I actually believe His timing is perfect but I still get impatient.
What has brought this about?
We are waiting to hear from a lawyer who is looking into how badly Marilyn was treated when she was in Worthing Hospital a few years ago. We were promised that the findings would be available no later than the 18th of August. As that date approached we were given a bunch of excuses and asked to wait another month. We agreed. As the next deadline approached we were told it would be the end of September. Again we agreed and guess what. Come the beginning of October we were still waiting. I contacted the lawyer who thanked me for our patience (if he only knew) and said we would hear within a week. So come Monday I contacted him again. He said he had everything ready and that he was posting it to us. Well it is now Thursday and nothing has arrived. I have emailed him and he is not even replying.
I know we will hear and I do believe God will bring a just result to this enquiry but my patience is wearing thin.
As you know we also run Christian House Sitters. Until August we were almost flooded with houses, sitters and enquiries. Great! But for the past month things have been deadly quiet. In all the years this ministry has existed I have never known it so quiet.
Oh I know it will soon buck up again and there will be at least the normal flow of new houses, new sitters, etc but at the moment my patience is again being tested. So many people all over the world count on us to enable them to have a rent free vacation. But we are naturally dependent on others making their homes available while they are on their vacation. The children at the home we run in Kenya depend on this ministry for their food, clothing, accommodation, schooling and everything.
Please pray for us that the lawyers will do the right thing and do it soon. Pray also for Christian House Sitters. Finally please pray for me.
God bless you,
NOTE: The 2 pictures used were obtained from email I received. I do not know who created them.
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
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2 thoughts on “Patience Needed. But please hurry.”
Thanks Ray for your blog. I have put your needs on my prayer list. Regards to you both. Arthur.
Thanks Arthur I appreciate that.