Just to note, this isn't in any way affiliated with the REAL St. Matthew's church in Tulsa. They're a real church (and from what I hear, a great one at that!)
This is a great example of how they play on people's emotions to get money out of them
It started when I opened the mailbox and saw this letter for Saint Matthew's churches there. Curious, I opened it. It seemed as if it were for a prayer circle type of group. This is ok since I enjoy the whole idea of prayer circles. I read through the material and wow, cheesy stuff I tell you what. It instructed to mail back the envelope while keeping the other "special" envelope under my pillow. This was to be done with "special" prayers and bible passages. *shrug* Call me curious I sent in the info. Big mistake, I mean HUGE.
Turns out, they want money in order for your "prayers to come true". Oh yeah, scam time boys and girls. I hit the internet running when their next set of propaganda came. There is no church (go figure, and I refuse to capitalize it because they aren't a church), there is no information, there is NOTHING. I would like to know where the money is going to, I'm assuming others would too. Aside from the obvious scam, it smells of a gifting scheme too.
I do have to laugh everytime I get their letters (I cannot get off their mailing list no matter how many times I shred and send them back their stuff), they send cute little "blessed" items. A piece of "Joshua's Gold Harvest Cord", a felt number 3, "Joseph's" coat, and on and on. What worries me is people who are superstitious *for lack of a better word* would fall for this. Money isn't going to come to you by sleeping with it under your pillow, in your window sill or pinned to your clothing.
These scammers need to be exposed and people need to be warned. I wasn't dumb enough to send money, but as I said there are people that WILL fall for this and it isn't right. My only regret is that I was curious and now they won't leave me alone. I've even written (both nice and very nasty) letters asking to be removed about 5 times now. These are horrid people scamming in the name of Christ. You've been warned.