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From: Faith John <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 15:49:36 +0700 (ICT)
Subject: A CALL FOR GOD'S WORKARK FROM A WIDOW FAITH JOHN
A CALL FOR GOD'S WORK FROM A WIDOW FAITH JOHN.
>From Mrs FAITH JOHN
My name is Mrs FAITH JOHN ,i am a nationality of Tanzania. I got your contact from the internet, your esteem recomendation was given to me as a trust worthy person thus,I decided to write you this letter.
I got married to late Mr.JOHN LAMINE who worked with Tanzania embassy in Cote d'Ivoire for nine years before he died in the year Octorber 2003.
When my late husband was alive we deposited the sum of $14.7 Million(fourteen.seven million U.S. Dollars) "which he acquired from gold field he inherited from his late father" in an International Bank here for foreign establsiment project,but unfortunately he did not realise the project before his death.
Presently, this money is still with the International Bank. Recently my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to my cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to orphanages, research centres and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. . I took this decision because already my late husband have started using some of this money to work for God before his sudden death and my husbandÃÂ´s relatives I donÃÂ´t want them to know about this money because they will misused it. I donÃÂ´t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision.
I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going to. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. and I shall hold my peace. I do not want any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and because my late husband's family relatives who are always around me and this could be dangerous to me if they know about the money. I donÃÂ´t want any of my husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s family relatives to recieve this money.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank where the money is, so that they will tell you the procedures to transfer the money to your country. I shall also personally introduce you to the bank management as the rightful beneficiary to the money for transfer process in your name.
Please always be prayerful all through your life.
Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for an other individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here.
Expecting to hearing from you soonest.
Remain blessed .
please reply me on this same email address
Mrs. FAITH JOHN.
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