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From: Mrs Vicky Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:41:16 +0100
Subject: Dearest In Christ
Dearest In Christ Greetings in the Wonderful & Matchless Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am Mrs.Vicky Benson, 42 years old widow & a new Christian convert, suffering from long time Cancer of the blood (Leukaemia According to my doctor my condition is Critical and I might not survive. Although as a Christian, I believe God and I know that I will not die, but will live to declare the glory of God. My late husband (Dr. Maldon Benson) my husband was killed during ABIDJAN-BOUAKE Crisis 4years back (take a look Our Lord Jesus Christ is my only comforter. And my hope in life, but this disease has made me to understand that this life is nothing. Is only God that owns my life. I have the sum of 4.250 000.00: Four Million two hundred and fifty thousand , US Dollars ($4.250m) the fund is presently deposited with a financial company .and all the documents concerning the fund are in the custody of my lawyer. I inherited the money from my late husband who was anindustrialist.International businessman, I have prayed concerning this donation for God's guidance and if in your heart you genuinely and faithfully desire-to use this fund and adopt my only child named Innocent Benson, for the propagation of God's work in any form whether for charity, ministry, evangelical work or otherwise in relation to God's work, I have gone through your profile and my mind accepted you. Please do get in touch with me for further arrangements with my lawyer on how you will receive my Charity donation. One thing I believe is that my help comes in the name of my most high that made heaven and earth I surly know that my soul is with the almighty father in heaven. Note. We Are Nothing But A Pencil In The Hand Of Our Creator. God bless you once again and as you receive, give and give God all the Glory. For me I can no more endure the pains. Please get back to me so as to tell you how I want it to work as you do that. My son want to see you as I have told him already to come over to your country to further his education.you can reach me through my private email address email@example.com God must surely bless you Amen.Remain blessed in the LordYours in Christ, Mrs Vicky Benson Divine Call.
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