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From: "Christine H. Banaof" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:18:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: PRAISE GOD
FROM CHRISTINE H.BANAOF.
PRAISE GOD THE MOST BENEVOLENT.
Dear in the Lord,
Peace be unto you all in Jesus name. I am the above named person from Kuwait. I am married to Late herina banaof blessed memory who worked with Kuwait embassy in Sudan for nine years before he died in the year 2000. We were married for eleven years without a child.He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both very devoted christians.
Since his death I too have been battling with both cancer and fibroid problems.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $5,300.000.00. Million (Five Million Three hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with a Finance&Security Company. Presently, this money is still with the Security Company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I have a limited time to live on earth due to my cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to either a christian organisation or devoted christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here-in.
I want this christian organisation or individual to use this money in all sincererityto fund church, orphanages,widows and also propagating the word of GOD and to ensure that the society upholds the views and beliefs of the holy Bible. The holy Bible emphasized so much on GOD'S benevolence and this has encouraged me to take this bold step. I took this decision because I dont have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are muslims and I dont want my husbands hard earned money to be misused in a way that it would not glorify the name of our Almighty LORD. I dont want a situation where this money will be used in an unholy manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I know that after death I will be with GOD the most beneficient and the most merciful.
I dont need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and of the present 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 I shall give you the contact of the Security Company. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the original- beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the christian community where you reside to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life of a true devoted christian worthy of emulation. Whoever that wants toserve the LORD must serve him in truth and in fairness.
Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for a christian organisation or a devoted christian for this same purpose. Until I hear from you, my dreams will restsquarely on your shoulders.May the almighty GOD continue to guide and protect you.
MRS CHRISTINE HERINA. BANAOF
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