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Vacation Cost Rant sparks Campaign

WalletAs I was reading the BBC News website today I saw an article headed Facebook ‘rant’ on school holiday costs sparks campaign

Now for my American readers when the British say holiday please substitute vacation. The word vacation means the same both sides of the ocean but somehow holiday has taken a different meaning for most Americans. So this is about vacation costs.

Here is an extract from the article

With about 250 friends on Facebook, Paul Cookson did not expect a “rant” he posted to have much impact.

He wrote that he was “sick to death” of being “ripped off” by companies which put up holiday prices outside school term time.

A few friends agreed, and followed his request to “share this post if you have also had enough”.

It soon went viral, and more than 143,000 people have shared it so far.

Supporters also began signing an online petition calling for government action and this has now gone far beyond the 100,000 signatures needed for a possible debate in Parliament.

Continue reading the main story With about 250 friends on Facebook, Paul Cookson did not expect a “rant” he posted to have much impact.

He wrote that he was “sick to death” of being “ripped off” by companies which put up holiday prices outside school term time.

A few friends agreed, and followed his request to “share this post if you have also had enough”.

It soon went viral, and more than 143,000 people have shared it so far.

Supporters also began signing an online petition calling for government action and this has now gone far beyond the 100,000 signatures needed for a possible debate in Parliament

Had enough. Mr Cookson’s initial post, entitled “school holiday rant”, asked why parents should be “penalised” for doing the right thing and not taking their children away during term time. It came about after he tried to book a holiday with his daughter.

He told the BBC he was stunned by the response on Facebook, with many people encouraging him to “carry it on and fight”.

So the 41-year-old set up a Facebook group called Holiday Price Increase, in which many people have shared examples of price changes. You can read the full article by clicking here

I can see both sides of the argument. Parents can’t take their family away during school term so it seems wrong to increase prices just when they can go away. Yet obviously it is out of school term time that the demand is highest so the rest of the year prices are lowered to attract customers.

So what is the solution?

In my opinion it is to vacation rent-free!

That is the service we offer through Christian House Sitters. We operate all over the world and we not only offer rent-free accommodation but also people (reliable people) who will look after your home and pets while you are away. Again without any fee being charged for their service.

Too good to be true?

No it is true and we have been offering this for about 6 years with hundreds of happy members.Saving Money

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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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