MISHAWAKA, Ind. — An American man who had just moved his wife and eight children to Cameroon to serve as a missionary in the country was shot and killed on Tuesday while driving into town to go shopping.
According to reports, Charles Wesco and his wife Stephanie, moved to the African nation two weeks ago after selling their house and possessions in Indiana. They had been working for two years to raise support to conduct missions work in Cameroon, and had previously served in South Africa in 2003 and 2004.
However, while Wesco and his wife were out for a shopping trip on Tuesday, he was tragically shot in the head while sitting at the wheel.
“I’m sharing what is worse than a nightmare. My precious husband was shot in the head on our way to town today. He is fighting for his life. Please pray,” Stephanie Wesco posted after the incident, according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family.
She later shared a second update, advising that her husband did not survive the senseless violence.
“My precious husband, Charles, is now with the Savior he adored and faithfully served for many years,” Wesco wrote. “His life focus was seeking to cause others to love Jesus and serve him. My prayer is that somehow someway Jesus will be glorified through my precious Charles’ death and that God will not let his death have been in vain.”
“He is receiving the martyr’s crown from his
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