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The Charity Scandal

Charities in the UK have been getting a lot of bad press recently.

Earlier today I was listening to a programme explaining that all charities are now required to include information on their website about every member of staff who earns in excess of £60,000 per year. The information must be ‘transparent and clear’ and accessible within 2 clicks from the home page.

But it seems some of the bigger charities are, as always, finding loopholes. For example one charity has the information tucked away on page 35 of a 60 page annual report. Obviously hoping nobody will bother reading that far.

We run a charity. TLC Children’s Trust (charity registration number 1156786) and our website has no information about staff wages.

I therefore felt I should clarify.Absolutly Nothing

Our total wage bill is ZERO. We do the work free of charge.
Our overheads are ZERO. Marilyn and I personally cover these costs from our pension income
Our Admin costs are ZERO. Once again Marilyn and I personally cover these costs from our pension income

What percentage of money given actually goes to the charity. 100%. Yes every penny / cent given goes to help the children.

So if you or anyone you know feels that you have been giving to a charity where the staff earn more than you and as a result you feel your gift has not been wisely used may I suggest that you think about helping us help the vulnerable children at Home of Peace Children’s Home in rural Kenya.

You can read all about it on our website CLICK HERE

You can sign up for our Newsletters from the website. Don’t worry we only send about 4 or 5 a year. And the next one will contain really exciting news and pictures of our new dormitories, sick bay, first aid room and office.

We run Christian House Sitters as a Ministry which is a fantastic blessing to people all over the world. All the income goes through TLC Children’s Trust to the Children’s Home.

As well as helping the children we would also like to help you.

How?

We can offer you rent free accommodation all over the world.

No there is really no catch. Look at the website  (www.Christian-housesitters.com )and read the reports by leading Christian and Secular media from all around the world. They investigated and then reported.

While you are there also take a moment to read the testimonials on the site from those who have benefitted personally.

What about your home and pets while you are away?

Here again we can help.
There is no need to leave your home unprotected and vulnerable to a whole range of potential disasters. Burglary, flooding due to a burst pipe, storm damage or anything else. There is no need to imprison your loved pets in some kennels or cattery.

We can arrange for honest, reliable Christians who have references from their church to stay in your house and it will not cost you anything.

There is the very old song about love and marriage which says you can’t have one without the other. Well with us you can have either of our services without the other or you can choose both.
So if you just want to have a vacation join as a House Sitter
If you just want someone to look after your home and animals join as a Home Owner
Or if you want both then join as both.
The choice is entirely up to you.

God bless you,
Ray

Christian House Sitters is part of the registered charity

TLC Children’s Trust

UK Charity number 1156786

www.tlc-childrenstrust.org

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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 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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