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Letters to God Found Dumped in Water
They Were Sent to a New Jersey Minister Who's Now Dead
By WAYNE PARRY, AP
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Nov. 3) - Some of the letters are comical (a man asking God to let him win the lottery, twice), others are heartbreaking (a distraught teen asking forgiveness for an abortion, an unwed mother pleading with God to make the baby's father marry her).
"There are hundreds of lives here, a lot of struggle, washed up on the beach," said Bill Lacovara, who found about 300 letters to God in the Atlantic. The letters - about 300 in all, sent to a New Jersey minister - ended up dumped in the ocean, most of them unopened. The minister died two years ago at 79. How the letters, some dating to 1973, wound up bobbing in the surf is a mystery.