Robert E. Wandersee, 46, an ELCA pastor and missionary, was killed in a robbery-related attack Aug. 7 on a highway outside Jos, Nigeria. He was struck by bullets when the car in which he and two Nigerian passengers were traveling came under attack. The passengers are lay evangelists of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria. The perpetrators hadn't been apprehended at presstime.
Wandersee was secretary of the Joint Christian Ministry for West Africa, an ecumenical agency working among the Fulani people in seven countries. Before coming to Nigeria in 1992, he served six years in Madagascar. Prior to that he served in U.S. camping and retreat ministries and worked as a teacher and farmer. He is survived by his wife, Claire Sobon, and children, Nisha and Karisa.
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