Missionary of the Week ____________________________________________________________
Walter and Carol Loescher's first contact with GFA missionaries came as they were students at Clemson
University and were attending University
Through the encouragement of Pastor Will Senn, Walter began his studies at Bob
and finished with a Ph.D in theology in 1992. Carol felt called to medical
missions in her youth and completed her medical studies at the Medical
University of South Carolina. She completed her residency in Charlotte,
NC, in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
After going to Cameroon
with Dr. Dreisbach on a Project Compassion Team, and teaching a block course at
the Cameroon Biblical Seminary, the Lord led the Loeschers to Cameroon. Following
language study at Laval University
in Quebec, they began their
ministry in Cameroon
at the seminary located just outside of Yaoundé. Walter taught in the seminary
while Carol helped to establish a medical clinic.
In 2002, the Lord led the Loeschers to begin a ministry in a largely Muslim
town named Foumban. With the help of the Mossmans, Wrights, Ellen Doyle and the Barillas, they have established assemblies in Foumban, Nkoumban,
Bangourain, and Mawuen. Carol ministers with Ellen Doyle in
mobile medical outreaches in various villages. Walter also teaches men in their Bible Institute.
The Loeschers have five children, Mary Margaret, Carolyn, Elizabeth,
Eddie, and Lydia.
Walter enjoys playing soccer on Saturdays with the locals "over 30"
soccer club. Carol enjoys anything outdoors, especially jogging and hiking.