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Overcoming Prejudice.

Immigrants

I saw the picture above on a friend’s Facebook page and it really appealed to me.

I grew up in a very small rural community of farmers in South Africa and did not travel abroad until after I was married and we had children.  Unknown to me I was forming mental pictures of national stereotypes that encouraged prejudice.

Stereotypes

 

Since then I have lived in England for many years, spent a year in France, months in Italy and visited about 20 countries for prolonged periods. The result is that I now have a far better understanding of people from different cultures and I have friends all over the world.

In my opinion the best way to get to know people from other cultures is to spend some time living with them. A vacation staying in a hotel catering for tourists is great but no substitute for living with the locals.

But, I hear you object, it costs so much I can’t afford to travel all over the world.

Neither can I but that has not stopped me and hopefully my travelling days are far from over. There are still so many places I want to visit, so many people I want to meet and even places I want to re-visit.

The only way I have been able to afford it is by House Sitting. That means my only expense is getting there and my food. My accommodation is free of charge. What a blessing. It also means I stay in lovely homes rather than a hotel room, I meet real local people, I can visit the home owners local church if I wish and be assured of a good welcome and I have a wonderful time and make new friends.

Why don’t you give it a try?

Christian House Sitters can help you enjoy  rent free vacations all over the world. We can also help you find reliable people who will look after your home and pets free of charge while you are away.

Have a look at the website for more details. CLICK HERE

God bless you

Ray

 

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The secret of saving money

Picture of moneyMoney is tight!

Not just for me personally but it seems that everyone is having to watch their spending very carefully. We are all looking to save money. This has resulted in many people making false economies. Things that looked great at first but eventually ended up being counter productive.

One area a lot of people are cutting back is on their vacation budget. That is good but sadly some are falling into the trap of either not having a vacation or settling for a shorter than normal break. As we have shown in previous posts this can have an adverse effect on your physical and emotional health, it can make you less productive at work and can cause damage to your family.

So what we want is a solution that will enable you to have your cake and to eat it at the same time. In other words to have a really great vacation and still save money.

This is where Christian House Sitters can really help!

Hotel Room

By permission Alex Mahan

Out of interest I spent some time today looking at the average cost of a reasonable (3 star) hotel in the UK for a couple with 2 children. The average was around £85 per night without food. For this you get to stay in an impersonal often small hotel room.

A 2 week break would therefore cost approximately £1190 ( $1900 ). Add to this that if you are a home owner with a dog my research today showed that it will cost you about £600 ($900) to have someone pop in once a day for the 2 weeks and feed / walk you dog. The rest of the time the dog is left alone and the house is unoccupied.

But by registering as a House Sitter you could stay in a lovely spacious house rather than a hotel room and it would cost you no rent at all. An immediate saving of about  £1,190 ($1900) and if you also register as a home owner (you do not need to register as both. You can register as either a sitter or an owner only if you prefer) you save another £600 ($900) bringing your savings to around £1790 ($2,800)

House

One of our listed rent-free houses

So may I recommend that you have a look at our website . But by registering as a home owner you can have a Christian living in your home, looking after the home and the dog and it will cost nothing

Have a look. Click here or contact me for more information

 

God bless you

Ray

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