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From: "Rose Mary" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 10:32:11 +0000
Subject: Dear one in the Lord
Dear one in the Lord
Greeting from our Lord Jesus Christ.
My nae of Mrs. Rosemary Brown from UK,i am Married To
MR. BARTLAM MARTIN BROWN who worked with SHELL OIL
COMPANY IN NIGERIA for Ten years before He died in the
year 2005. We were married for 7 Years without a
child.He died after a brief illness that lasted for
only Four Days,Before his death we were both born
again Christians, When my late husband was alive he
Deposited the sum of $10.4MILLION USD with a bank in
Nigeria.This Money is still With the bank in Nigeria.
Recently my Doctor told me that I would not last for
the next four months due to cancer problem, Though
what disturbs me most is my stroke.Having known my
Condition,i decided to donate this fund to church or
Better still a Christian individual that will utilize
this money the way I am going to instruct herein.
I want a church that will use this money to fund
churches, Orphanages, charity organization and widows
propagating the Word of God and to ensure that the
house of God is Maintained.The Bible made us to
understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I
took this decision because I dont have any child that
Will inherit this Money and my husband relatives are
not Christians and I Dont want my Husbands hard
earned money to be misused by Unbelievers. I dont
want a Situation where this money will be used in an
ungodly Manner,Hence the Reason for taking this bold
I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am
going. I know that I am going to be in the Bosom of
the Lord, Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will
fight my case and I shall hold my peace. i don't need
telephone Communication in this regard because of my
health and Because of the presence of my husbands
relatives around Me always. I dont want them to know
about this Development.
With God all things are possible. As soon As I receive
your reply my attorney shall give you the contact of
The bank. I will Also issue you a letter of authority
that will empower You as the new beneficiary of this
fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me
because the lord is my Shepherd. My happiness is that
I lived a life of a Worthy Christian. Whoever that
wants to serve the Lord Must serve him in spirit and
truth, Please always be Prayerful all through your
Any delay in your Reply will give me room in sourcing
for a church or Christian individual for this same
purpose. Please Assure me that you will act
accordingly as I stated Herein.
I look towards hearing from you as inform the
procedures to receive the fund.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
MRS ROSEMARY BROWN
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