Charles Wesco Family Benefit Fund

$124,935 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,442 people in 5 months
Created October 30, 2018
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 missionary Charles Wesco was killed in Camaroon, Africa where his family had just arrived as missionaries 2 weeks prior. 

He is survived by his wife Stephanie and their 8 children. 

Stephanie Wesco posted this on Tuesday morning - 

"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."
Then posted this update a few hours later - 

"My Precious husband, Charles, is now with the Savior he adored and faithfully served for many years. 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 Martyrs crown from his Lord. My heart is broken. I want to wake up from a horrific nightmare. Please pray for us."

This fund will go to aid the family in getting out of Africa, funeral expenses, living expenses, etc. Every little bit will help. The family sold all of their possessions here in the states to go to Africa and they will have many needs when they return.

Charles Wesco's brother, Pastor Timothy Wesco, is the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church and asks that if you would prefer to write a check, please make checks payable to and send checks to:

First Light Baptist Mission
3030 Witzel Avenue
OshKosh, WI 54904

The only other legitimate online source of giving that the family and mission board are aware of is -
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Arrangements for Rep. Timothy Wesco's brother who was killed in Africa have been announced -

"Here are the details for my husband's memorial service:

Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 1:00

Place: Community Baptist Church
South Bend, IN

All are welcome!" Stephanie Wesco
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We have almost achieved our arbitrary goal of 100,000 dollars!!! I hope we can just keep going and see exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think. Thanks for all your generosity! What a blessing.
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It was my high honor and privilege to assist in picking up the Charles-Stephanie Wesco family at the airport this evening. 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.
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"Some have been asking if the Go Fund Me page organized by Matthew Barnes is a legitimate way to help the Charles-Stephanie Wesco family. Yes, it is, and our family is so grateful for the many who have given generously to meet their needs. You can also give through their mission agency First Light Baptist Mission or Wyldewood Baptist Church." Rep. Timothy Wesco (Brother of Charles Wesco)
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$124,935 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,442 people in 5 months
Created October 30, 2018
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