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Prayer Needed for these Children

Those who read this blog regularly will know we cover a wide range of topics.

Recent posts have included some really good laughs, Travel tips, Health advice, House Sitting Information and many other things.

You will also know that Christian House Sitters operates world wide offering rent-free vacations to Christians and also finding reliable Christians who will look after your home and pets free of charge while you are away.

Our home owners do not pay to join and our sitters pay just £25 per year all of which goes to support a Christian Children’s Home in Kenya called Home of Peace.

I have just sent out the latest newsletter about Home of Peace ( we send about 4 a year) and I felt that I should also share this news update here.

HOME OF PEACE. UPDATE March 2014

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PRAY

We need urgent prayer for two new dormitories otherwise half of these children will be sent home by the authorities even though they have no suitable homes to be sent to.

We have applied for registration for Home of Peace Children’s Home. The children services and the Health Department have been very helpful but we have too many children for the two dormitories and one nursery room.

We need to show the authorities that we are serious about building new dormitories. In December the children services arrived and wanted to start sending some of the children away from the home as soon as the school year finished and I had to write and persuade them to give us a few more months. A lot of these children have one parent but they would be going back into extreme poverty with no schooling but children services have their rules. They would have sent the older children from about 10 years old away to fend for themselves with family who can’t even support themselves.

All our children are doing very well at school and the headmaster is very impressed with the results.

Please pray for God to do a miracle. We will need about of £6000 to build two new dormitories.

The Health Department inspected the home recently and the report sent to me was very good. The home, according to the official report, is very clean and the children all well looked after.

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The existing dormitories after repainting and repair

 We have had to repair the two existing dormitories and to paint them inside and out and this has been done. A while ago we had a gift from a church which enabled us to repair and paint the dormitories

The nursery room which takes the 14 youngest children is still in very good condition.

We have had a wonderful answer to prayer for school uniforms. A lovely Christian family gave us £500 which provided uniforms for all the school children and play clothes for the small children.

We’ve also managed to buy exercise books and textbooks, pens, pencils, et cetera and have paid £200 towards the school fees from other gifts that we received.

The school has said they will wait a little longer for the rest of the fees and we have promised to pay them the balance as soon as God provides.

Thank you very much to all those who gave towards this!

Please pray for a miracle for the two dormitories.

If your church or a group in your church are looking for a worthwhile project they may consider helping to raise money for the building.

To make a donation please use the PayPal Donate button CLICK HERE

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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