Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Money Solution for Small Churches

Our small church, like most small churches, is feeling the effects of the tightening economy. But have no fear, have faith in God, the Lord provides! Our church recently received this note through our church's website! Don't be jealous! :) Can you sing, "We're in the money?"

Dearest in Christ,

I am Mrs Vivian Noel from Kuwait. I am married to Mr. Jerry Noel who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2002. 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 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 US$4.5million dollars in a Bank here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire.Presently, this money is still in bank. 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 church 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 endeavorthat 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

With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire. I will also issue you an authority 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 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.

Contact me on the this e mail address: [deleted here]. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another 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.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs.Vivian Noel.


Church Website Helpdesk said...

Just in case others didn't understand the comedy this is of course a total hoax mail. In fact it is worse than that as it's part of organised crime and if you contact them they will sucker you in to paying them money to release funds. So to all churches who've done a quick google search and found this post please steer clear of the original fraudsters (don't even think of mailing them). If you want tips on church websites please check out our Church Website Design Tips. Every blessing.

Earl said...

O yippee-lujah Ted! You're rich! This is just the sort of thing Jesus would do, right?

Except for a few folks I know who have mental incapacities, I think anyone who answers this kind of letter deserves what they get. Kinda cleaning up the spiritual gene pool...