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Exhausted but Blessed

Sleeping wrinkled dogSorry that I have not posted anything for a couple of weeks but life has been really hectic.

Naturally this is a time when Christian House Sitters can become rather hectic with people looking for a last minute vacation, or for someone to look after their home and animals while they are away.

I have no idea why but so many people only seem to realise that they need something in the final 2 weeks before Christmas.

Still it is a blessing to be able to help (most of) them.

With Christmas fast approaching there are also so many things that we needed to organise for the Children’s Home that we run. Their new school year starts in January so on top of the normal we have had to sort out 52 new school uniforms, sets of books, etc. Plus arrange Christmas for our 52 children plus the staff and their 20 children. We have also just appointed a Social Worker and a new House Mother for the children.

The result is that Marilyn and I are exhausted!Exhausted

But the good news is that in January we will be off to Southern Spain for a much needed vacation.

We very seldom take advantage of the houses made available through Christian House Sitters. Our last real vacation was about 4 years ago. We prefer to make the houses available to our members instead but we felt God wanted us to have a break and so we booked this house sit for ourselves.

It sounds fantastic. Southern Spain near both mountains and lakes yet not far from the sea. The house itself looks fabulous in the photographs that we have seen. Once we are there I will no doubt post pictures and tell you all about it.

Vacation scene

We thank God for this provision. Without Christian House Sitters we could not have afforded a vacation but now we get to stay in a fabulous house, in a lovely area and it is rent-free.

If you would like to benefit from our service please have a look at the website. CLICK HERE.

God bless you,
Ray

We are 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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