At least three people in my church have received letters from Saint Matthew's Churches - Tulsa, OK. (The zip code with the nonprofit Org. Mailing permit is 52641 - which is Mount Pleasant, IA) The letters are addressed to "Resident - to a Friend" In the envelope: 1. Is a letter - with the salutation "Dear...Someone Connected with This Address," 2. A flyer with testimonials stating that large sums of money had come their way - they had been healed - etc. 3. Church Prayer Rug (which is made of paper) - it is two sided - first side has a picture of Jesus on it - with the following printed on the bottom - "Look into Jesus' Eyes you will see they are closed. But as you continue to look you will see His eyes opening and looking back into your eyes. then so and be alone and kneel on this Rug of Faith or touch it to both knees. Then please check your needs on our letter to you. Please return this Prayer Rug. Do not keep it." On the back it says - "This Prayer Rug is soaked with the Power of Prayer for you. Use it immediately, then please return it with your Prayer Needs Checked on our letter to you." It must be mailed to a second home that needs a blessing after you use it. Prayer works. Expect God's blessing. Regarding the picture of Jesus - if you look carefully at the closed eyes - you will see a difference in the ink patterns where the eyes would be - behind the closed eye lids. You can see very faint circles - with the pupils! This is some sort of subliminal trick - that when you stare long and hard enough - your brain will bring the "open eyes" out! On the back side of the letter - there is indeed a place for the receiver to respond. Directions in bold large print read - MAIL THIS PAGE BACK WITH THIS PRAYER RUG. The following is the list of items that you can check: 1. I received this Church Prayer Rug you loaned me, and I used it as instructed in this letter of faith. Now, I am returning it to you for another to use. 2. Yes, I do need the Lord's blessings upon my family and me.! 3. Pray for my family and me for ... ** My Soul ** A Closer Walk With Jesus ** My Health ** A Family Member's Health ** Confusion in My Home ** My Children ** To Stop A Bad Habit ** A Better Job ** Please, especially pray for this person: _________________ ** Enclosed is my seed gift to God's work of $__________ ** A Home To Call My Own ** A New Car ** A Money Blessing ** I Want to be Saved ** Pray for God to bless me with this amount of money: $_____________ It says on the bottom: Saint Matthew's Church must have this prayer rug back. Please do not misplace it. It must go to another home after you use it. ********************************* I would post the entire letter - but I don't want to get into trouble - as the letter is copyrighted. Wow! My question - have any of you been getting such letters - and do you know anything of this Saint Matthew's Churches? It sure looks like a scam to me!