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From: ruth solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 17:04:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: GOOD WORK
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
Mrs.Ruth solomon writing from /
Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire
De Yopougon Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire.
Greeting to you in the name of our Lord,
I am the above named person from Solomon Islands near Australia. I am married to Mr.Lazuraus solomon from Kuwait who is an Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire National Petrolum Corpration Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2004,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 and we worship in glourios chapel church of God. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $2 Million (two million U.S. dollars)in the security company in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire Presently,the fund is still with the security company.
Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness but I pray to God to heal me so that I will be alive and see his work done as my late husband instructed me.
Having 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,I want a church that will use this fund for orphanages widows,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 don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I dont want my husband 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 that the 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 husband 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 and my Doctor to communicate with them and claim the donation of the consignment by all means which no one is aware of the contents as money,it was deposited as confidential family valuables.for security reasons.
I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard.My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian and whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.
Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for 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 for more details and pls always put me in prayer so that our good God will heal me from my sickness.
pls reply me to my Private email box firstname.lastname@example.org
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours sister in Christ,
- ruth solomon