Christian Persecution Update

U.S. Baptist Missionary and Father of 8 Killed in Cameroon

Blog note:  Christian Persecution. Jesus indicated that many would hate and persecute Christians because of His name. This has always been the case and is increasing in intensity and frequency.

Psalm 25:19. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 38:19. But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psalm 41:7. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

Psalm 69:4. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Psalm 69:14. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Matthew 10:22. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Mark 13:13. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke 6:22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Luke 14:26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 19:14. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

Luke 21:17. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

John 7:7. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

John 15:23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. End of note.

U.S. Baptist Missionary and Father of 8 Killed in Cameroon

Michael Foust | Contributor | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A 44-year-old Baptist missionary was shot and killed in the war-torn nation of Cameroon Tuesday, about two weeks after he, his wife and their eight children arrived there.

Charles Wesco was shot in the head while traveling in a region where the military has been fighting separatists, according to Reuters. His wife, Stephanie Wesco, had posted on Twitter after he was shot, “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.”

Hours later, she posted an update, announcing his death.

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

The Wescos were sent to Cameroon through First Light Baptist Mission in Oshkosh, Wis. His brother, Timothy Wesco, is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Elkhart, Ind. He’s also a state representative.  “He loved the Lord. He loved family,” Timothy Wesco said. “The Lord giveth. The Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

A GoFundMe campaign was set up for the family Tuesday. Visit it here.

Photo courtesy: GoFundMe

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