Just now I received an email from Mike Hughes, elder at our overseeing congregation, Somers Ave. in N. Little Rock, Ark.
Mike was sharing what he thought was an email from me requesting help for Trevor Williams in Bristol UK. But the email is a scam, written in my name, with an email set up especially at Yahoo in my name, and using the name of my wife and children.
Trevor Williams is a retired Christian worker who did work with the Bristol church, but his wife does not have the medical condition described in the email, nor do they need funds sent through Western Union. I do not know Trevor personally, but a missionary brother there provided me with information.
I have made appeals in behalf of others before, so Mike did not find it strange. Especially since this email was sent to the eldership and others at Somers Ave.
May our generosity not dry up because of fear. Let us use caution, but let us continue to give freely as we have been given.