The family of American Missionary, Charles Wesco, who was shot in the head recently in Bamenda, Cameroon, have return home.
A recent update on the family’s GoFundMe page confirmed that the rest of the Wesco family, Wesco’s wife, Stephanie, and eight children, has now safely returned to the United States.
“It was my high honor and privilege to assist in picking up the Charles-Stephanie Wesco family at the airport this evening,” wrote family friend Matthew Barnes. “The Wesco family are modern day heroes of the faith. I conveyed all of your love and prayers to the family. Thank you so much for your generosity and compassion to this dear family. They truly appreciate it.”
It would be recalled that, Charles Trumann Wesco, from the U.S. state of Indiana who had been in the region for two weeks, was rushed to the hospital in Bamenda after he was gravely wounded while in his car, hospital director Kingue Thomson Njie said.
“He died in our hospital after all attempts to save his life,” Njie told The Associated Press.
Following Wesco’s tragic demise, US state department said the United States is concerned about the uptick of violence in Cameroon. In memory of American missionary Charles Wesco and all others who have lost their lives in the Anglophone Crisis, the US urge all sides to end the violence and enter into broad-based reconciliatory dialogue without preconditions.