American missionary who moved to Cameroon 2 weeks ago with wife and 8 children after selling all their possessions shot dead

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An American missionary who moved to the central African country of Cameroon two weeks ago with his wife and eight children after selling all his possessions has been shot dead.

Charles Wesco, who was shot dead on Tuesday, was a native of Mishawaka in Indiana and an older brother to State Representative Timothy Wesco.


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He left everything in the US but was shot dead in Cameroon

Wesco and his wife, Stephanie, spent the last two years raising financial support and planning to move to Cameroon as missionaries.

American newspaper reported that about two weeks ago, they moved to Cameroon with their eight children after selling their home and possessions.

“He was really wound up about everything,” Wesco’s mother, Rebecca was quoted as saying. “He was really excited about everything and well, he is a hard worker.”

Details remain sketchy but the reports said on Tuesday morning, Wesco was headed back from a shopping trip with another missionary and was gunned down while driving.

The details remain unclear, and Wesco’s parents are concerned with getting his wife and children back to the US.

No official details on this international incident are available from the U.S. Embassy or State Department.

“My husband already prayed for his killer,” said Rebecca. “Charles would want us to do that, he would.”

“He cared for the people of the world and he was willing to risk his life to go to them,” added Wesco’s father, Virgil Wesco.

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