#22 Oct 4, 2013
Here's one I received
Dear Beloveth in Christ,
Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.I am glad writing
you this letter.By the grace of God,I am the Founder of Omugegion
Community Church. I am married with children.I am age 51 and my Wife is 48
years Old. My occupation is farming.Eight years after giving my life to
Christ I had a divine call from God to start a Church here in my
Community. Initially I resisted but when God started moving and dealing
in my life,and I obeyed Him.
Omugegion is a rural community of about 6,000 inhabitants. It is a typical
traditional community. In recent years the village has been greatly
stroked by the Aids epidemic which has killed many and made many children
orphans. The elders of my Community never wanted the Church the Lord Has
given to me to start and they did every possible thing to stop it,even
tried to take my life to stop the preaching of the gospel. But they all
failed. The Bible says in Isaiah 59:19, "When the enemy shall come in like
a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him." And
I John 4:4 says, "Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
world." When we recognize the reality of Gods word in these chapters the
devil is no match for us.
Today we have about 340 members in our Church.The love in our Church made
the elders to relent in their fight against us, even some of them have
been converted. Three years ago we started an orphanage home where
children without parents and support are given to them . We have 18
children in the home. 15 of these childrens parents have died from aids.
Our love and support for these orphans is a surprising issue to the
elders. It is amazing the way God has met the demand of the orphans and
other persons in our midst.The financial status of the people here are
very low due to unemployment. They do farming work not for commercial
purposes but for life sustaining using manual labor and crude equipment
like cutlasses and hoe. Only the government and few wealthy individuals
have mechanize farming here. We are totally poor in our midst. The
Children in our Orphanage are in need now and whatever the Lord tells you
to do for them will be appreciated especially regarding Food.
I am writing to request for a Study Bible for myself. We have 21 old men
and women in our church and they can read English Language and I am using
this means to appeal to you and your Church to help us with Giant Print
Bibles for them. We are praying everyday here that God will supply you and
your Church the means of buying these Bibles for us. And I am using this
opportunity to invite you to come visit us here in my Country in 2013.
What do you have to say beloveth ?
God Bless you. I hope to hear from you soon.
Yours in Christ,
Evangelist Joshua Udegbejejemi
Omugegion Community Church
43, Olugegbeu Avenue GOP 8950,
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
#23 Oct 4, 2013
Scammers are also selling "Fake ID's" and "Skimmers" these days.
#24 May 6, 2014
I received the exact same email as the one above so definitely a scam - claims to only need 5 bibles yet asking dozens of people???
#25 May 6, 2014
Never trust email from Africa or East Asia
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