We continue to request Christians worldwide to pray for these three men’s safety and swift release; and the release of the confiscated goods belonging to the orphanges up North.
Praise the Lord for the call between Annabel and Ryan early Tuesday morning! It took some effort, but after some delay, Annabel was able to speak with Ryan beginning around 2:30 a.m. Nampa, Idaho, time. Annabel and Ryan were able to talk for several minutes with the hope of being able to do so more often in the near future. God is good.
Annabel said it was wonderful that the boys heard their dad’s voice. She said, “It was encouraging to hear Ryan’s voice and know that he really is doing well considering the circumstances. Waking the boys with Ryan’s voice on speaker and seeing their huge smiles was such a sweet moment. I feel an increase in peace and steadfastness as we continue praying and waiting on the Lord. Those nearly two hours will be cherished until we next talk or he is released”
Annabel also said that Ryan shared that, “he is greatly encouraged by the global body of Christ praying and showing Jesus’ love during this time.”
Ryan said reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Cost of Discipleship, impacted him. He noted the need to be surrendered to God’s will and the fact that “Time is short, but eternity is long.”
He gets to have breakfast in the main area with the two South African men and they can be in the sun for a period of time. Ryan asked that we continue to pray for the South Africans who are also detained.
As for Ryan’s health, overall, he is doing well, but is dealing with itching. He has requested prayer for this since a prescription prescribed for him is not working.
We would like to share with you, Ryan’s two letters which managed to get out to us over the last two months:
A short video message from Ryan’s wife, Annabel, below:
If you missed the original blog release on Ryan’s detainment, click here to re-cap: Missionary Pilot Ryan Koher imprisoned, Mozambique.