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A Challenge to David Beckham

David BeckhamIf anyone reading this knows David Beckham please can you pass it on to him as I would really value his opinion. I feel certain that he will see things somewhat differently to me and if he replies I promise to post his response.

I almost said that the Beckham family have been in the news recently but that would be a silly comment as they are in the news all the time. The most recent article I have seen talked about the fact the he and his family are on holiday (vacation) in the Maldives and things are not going very well.  The Daily Mail newspaper puts it like this “Are the Beckhams having a holiday from hell? Body washes up on Maldives beach followed by huge explosion at resort where they are staying” (See article)

This follows last years Christmas holiday (vacation) also to the Maldives where according to the Metro newspaper “David and Victoria Beckham cut short £250,000 ($414,000) family holiday in Maldives after constant rain” (See article)

So two consecutive family Christmas breaks, both a disaster and between them costing half a million British pounds ($828,000)

Now I am sure the Beckham’s are very nice people but it feels to me that they have lost touch with the real world. They do know that there are people suffering. At the end of November we were treated to newspaper headlines trumpeting the fact that they were giving unwanted second-hand clothes to the Red Cross to be sold to help victims of  Typhoon Haiyan which devastated parts of the Philippines.

Note unwanted and second-hand clothes.Tea Bag

This reminds me of the old tale of the very wealthy miser who saved and dried out his used tea bags to send them to a missionary. After all they had only been used once.

David and Victoria do you have any concept of what good your money could do?

The amount that you spent on just 1 day of your disastrous vacation would Child at Home of Peacehave been enough for us to complete all the buildings needed at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. That means 80 children would have a far better life for the amount you apparently wasted on every day of your vacation.

I want to respect David Beckham. He is/was a great sportsman and became a role model to many youngsters. In fact I believe many still try to model their lives on him. But sadly, in my personal opinion, he is setting the wrong example.

Yes he and his family are entitled to enjoy their wealth. But how can they be happy knowing how many people could have their entire future changed without any real sacrifice on their part?

I am not against vacations!  We run a ministry to help Christians all over the world have a vacation that they could not otherwise have afforded.

Many of our members have worked as hard as, if not harder than, the Beckhams but did so for God not for money.

We have helped missionaries, ministers, ordinary one and two parent families, young people and older folk. Through our services they can enjoy a rent-free vacation in lovely homes all around the world. You can read about this if you CLICK HERE.

All the income from this ministry goes to Home of Peace to provide those needy children with food, clothing, accommodation, shelter, education and medical care. For details CLICK HERE

I do not believe that the Beckham family should be thinking of using our service but I do feel that the next time they are tempted to spend hundreds of thousands they should pause and ask if some of that money could be put to better use.

God bless you

Ray

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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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  1. God gave people skills & knowledge to earn nice incomes, in return he hoped they would share their wealth with those less fortunate than themselves & still be blessed with a comfortable Life.

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