A number of people have sent me a copies of an email message, purporting to have been from a friend of the leader of a team of Americans that supposedly resurrected sixteen people killed during the landslides in Teresópolis.

The original email is entitled "Here is the testimony and documents of the 16 dead raised" and was sent by a Claudia K--- to a (name removed), apparently on January 20, 2011 8:00:55 PM PST.  It read as follows:

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Pre-teens' camp 22-23 January

After an overnight bus trip from Friburgo to São Paulo on the Thursday night, I flew to the southern city of Caxias do Sul, where I preached that night in a nearby city of São Marcos.

The following two days (Saturday and Sunday) were spent ministering at a pre-teens' camp for the Four Square church. I then preached on the Sunday night, Monday afternoon and Monday night before flying back to São Paulo today, Tuesday.

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I decided to get up early today, my first day back in São Paulo, get my car checked out and serviced after it's three-month hibernate, buy some needed supplies for Friburgo, purchase a 3G internet plan and hit the road by about lunch-time.

A great plan! However, thinks didn't quite work out that way.

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Please pray for Nova Friburgo and the surrounding region - heavy rains have caused landslides resulting in the deaths of at least 155 people in Friburgo and 335 in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Friburgo has had at least 30 landslides and is without power, water or communications, including telephones, internet and mobiles and I haven't yet heard from Trina about the situation there in Cordoeira.

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