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House hunting and web site redesign.

Sorry that I have been neglecting this blog for the past few weeks. Life has been rather hectic. As I mentioned in a previous blog the house we presently rent has now been sold and we urgently need to find somewhere else to live. House HuntingSo for the past few weeks Marilyn and I have been rushing around looking at houses to rent but so far we have not found anything suitable.

Are we worried? No but we are concerned as we must move out of here before the new owners move in but we believe God has a place for us we just wish He would tell us where it is so we can get started.

Prayers would be appreciated

With the weather in the UK I thought of this as an option

With the weather in the UK I thought of this as an option

Over this past weekend I was doing some work trying to make the Christian House Sitters website more attractive.

This was prompted because I received an email from someone saying that it was starting to look dated. He actually said it looks 6 years old and that in internet terms that is about the same as dog years. Ouch!

Anyway I have changed the colour scheme, redesigned the FAQ page, updated the Home Page, renamed Comments Received as Testimonials (his suggestion) and tweaked the meta tags to hopefully get us higher ranking in Google.Painting Computer

I am sure that there is still lots that could be done to make the site even better but as 100% of the income from this ministry goes to support a Children’s Home in Kenya who depend on us for food etc. I can’t justify spending money getting in a professional so I will just keep making what adjustments I can myself.

Have a look at the new design and send me your (hopefully) encouraging comments. You can see it at

Also please remember to tell your church, family and friends about our ministry.

It has blessed people all over the world who would otherwise have either not had a vacation or had to make do with something much less enjoyable.

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

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  1. Muchos Gracias for your blog post. Awesome.


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