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From: "flora jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:23:19 +0000
Subject: My greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
*My greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
*I am Mrs.flora Jones from Scotland ( Based in Cote d'ivoire). I am married
to Mr. Charles Jones whom untill his death served as an archdeacon in the
St.Micheal's archdeaconry in Ivory Coast for twelve years and a very
wealthy man by inheritance before he died in the year 2005. 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 born again Christian. Since his death I
decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the
Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of
($8.2Million) under suspense account in one of the famouse bank here in
ABIDJAN capital of Cote d'Ivoire for safe keeping.*
*Presently, my Doctor confirmed to me that I have serious sickness which was
diagonised to be cancer of the liver and the worst part of it all is that I
dont have a child of my own that would have inherit our wealth. Haven known
my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or individual that
will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein, while I will
be waiting for when the heavenly God will put an end to my missery and then
face jugdement before my creator. I want a church or individual that will
use this fund for orphanages, helping the widows,more
importantly propagating the word of God and to endeavor 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 agressively non Christians and I dont
want my husbands efforts to be used by unbelievers. I dont want a situation
where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking
this decision. 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
thatthe lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I dont need any
telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence 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 I will give you the contact of the bank
here in Abidjan. I want you 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 life. Any delay in your reply will give
me room in sourcing another church or individual for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to
receive your reply. Due to present condition of my health, I am warned by my
doctor to avoid receiving or making any call.*
*Contact me on this private email bellow:*
*Remain blessed,in the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Yours in Christ