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From: Rebecca Barry <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:49:26 +0700 (ICT)
Subject: Dearest In our Lord Jesus Christ.
>From Sister In Christ Mrs. Rebecca Barry.
My Address Marcory-Est 11 B. P 103 Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Dearest In Christ Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
I am the Sister Rebecca Barry from Kuwait. I am married to Pastor. John Barry who worked in embassy here in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2005.We were married for thirteen 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 remarry or get a child outside . When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ( $ 9.Million ) to One Bank here in Abidjan Ivory Coast .
I am contacting to hand you over this fund as a donation because, Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Nine months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church or any person that will be sincerely that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavour that the house of God is maintained.
The Bible made us to understand that "Blessed is the hand that give". 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 don't want my husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don't 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 don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't 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 Bank where the Fund was deposit in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. I will also issue you an authorisation letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church 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.
I want to know your interest for processing the transaction. I plead with you on one issue, whether you are interested or not, kindly do not expose this information to any one else please. But if interested then immediately I confirm you very well I will expose all the information's about the transaction to you.
And again please, let my donation be in secret between you and I, as it is written in the book of (Matthew 6:3 - 4) That when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand to know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret;and your father who sees in secret will himself reward you openly
Please always be prayerful all through your life. Contact me on my email any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person or church for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
From Your Sister In Christ Mrs. Rebecca Barry.
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