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From: alima moore <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 22:31:59 +0000
Subject: Dearest in Christ,
Dearest in Christ,
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have to worship our Lord Jesus Christ with all our heart because we have determined to remain under the covering of His anointing, Obedience to His purpose and living a life that honours Him will keep us under His hand of blessing.
I am Mrs. Alima Moore from Austria. I am married to Mr Ken Moore a nationality of Ivoirien who worked with Kuwait embassy here in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died late last year 2008. We were married for eleven good 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 my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited a box that is contening the sum of $2.8 Million USD (Two million Eight hundred thousand) in a Finance Security Company here in Abidjan. Presently, this money in the box deposited in the Security Company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a charity organization that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.
I want someone or an organization that will use this fund to help the orphanages, widows,build school and church, 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 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 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 Security Company here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire.
I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this box in the Security Company. 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. Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.
Please always be prayerful all through your life.Please delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another church / Organisation or individual 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.
Your's in Christ.
Mrs. Alima Moore.