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From: Patrick Patrick <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 12:19:11 -0800 (PST)
Subject: From: Mr's Florence Patrick
From: Mr's Florence Patrick
Country: COTE D'IVOIRE
Reply To This Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dearest One in the lord.
Greetings to you! This letter is strictly personal, intimate and confidential. Forgive this unusual manner of contacting you, but this particular letter is of exceptional and very private nature.
There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many miscreants have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition.
There is no way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you.
For I know that you are the only one that can be trusted to handle this project effectively without making us regret.
I am Mr's Florence Patrick A complete citizen of COTE D'IVOIRE.the Wife of Late Mr WILFRED PATRICK he worked with America Embassy as An Ambassador for years and hold other Political position in Philippines before he died in the year July 27 2003.
We were married for 14 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 and we lived happilly.
Since his death, I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is really against.
Before my husband Death I inherited a total sum of 15million dollars from my late, him when he was in his Sick bed, This money which is concealed in a metallic trunk box is deposited with a security and finance company in Cote d' ivoire under a secret arrangement as a family treasure.
This means that the security company does not know the content of this box that was shipped from COTE D'IVOIRE under a diplomatic coverage.
Recently l Fell Sick and my Doctor told me that from all the test conducted on my health,I am not going to last long, expecially, due to my Throat cancer and stroke. But what disturbs me most now is stroke.
Having known my condition, I decided to donate this fund to churches or Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct.
I want a church or individual that will use this money to fund churches, Orphanages and Widows. Also, the propagation of the work of God, building and maintaining the house of God through this money, is very important.
The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth.
I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and they have inherited all my late husband Properties because l could'nt bear a Child for their Late brother.
I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers, for their ownselfish interest and in an ungodly manner.
I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bossom 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 any telephone communication in this regard because of my health, and because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me sometimes.
I don't want them to know about this development, but I know that With God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply in my next mail I shall give you the contact of the Security and finance company in Ivory coast and the Authorization Certificate which is the Certificate of deposit that they gave me on the very day when the box of money was deposited under their company to enable you call them and give them your address for the immediate shipment of the box to you as the original- beneficiary of this fund.
I want you and your church to always pray for me because God work in misterious ways. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Who ever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.
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.
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Hoping to hear from you soon.
Indicate your intrest.
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mr's Florence Patrick.
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