Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) asks Christians to pray for the release of an American Missionary jailed in Mozambique.
Ryan Koher was detained on the 4th of November 2022, alongside two other South African volunteers upon the assumption that their flight was a part of the insurgency going on in Mozambique at that moment. “Ryan Koher did nothing wrong,” said the MAF President and CEO David Holsten. “His wife and children deserve to have him back home in time for Christmas, and the organisation that serves the orphans in northern Mozambique needs the supplies he was trying to deliver when he was wrongly detained.”
Months after the arrest of Ryan Koher while delivering aid to Northern Mozambique, Christian volunteers, and aviation workers had gathered for 24 hours of non-stop prayer and fasting for the missionary.
According to a report updated by MAF, a Mozambique judge had denied bail for Ryan and the two South Africans arrested with him while delivering missionary aid to Mozambique. MAF had urged Christians to pray earnestly for Ryan as he faces a tough time in detainment. Ryan’s wife, Annabel had communicated with him sparsely since his arrest and as of the 9th of February, she has been unable to put a call through to him. Ryan and Annabel Koher are missionaries serving with Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF). Ryan, as a pilot and mechanic utilises his skill in serving God by providing transportation to preach the gospel and help communities in Mozambique.
Earlier after his detainment, Ryan had met with an official from the embassy and he was reported to be healthy save some bug bites he had encountered. Through a letter Ryan sent to his wife, his faith remains strong as he encourages those around him with his unwavering mind in Christ.
The missionary organisation is rallying some 1,500 staff across 25 countries to take shifts over for 24-hour period for a non-stop prayer and fasting.
The attorneys working on his case continue to work and press the authorities for his release.