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Update as of May 15, 2024 on Ryan Koher

Thank you for your prayers on behalf of Ryan.
May 15, 2024

Update as of May 15, 2024

While the Kohers have been back in the United States since October 4, the criminal investigation into Ryan’s activity of preparing to fly supplies to an orphanage in the northern part of the country has remained open. Ryan’s attorney has recently asked the prosecutor to close the investigation and dismiss the charges now that the allotted time for an investigation has passed.

Please pray that the prosecutor will move swiftly to close the case and dismiss any charges that were being contemplated. Also pray for Ryan’s attorney as he presses for a dismissal of the case and navigates a complicated process to make it happen, as it now appears it may take longer than originally expected.

In the meantime, Ryan is working at MAF headquarters in Idaho. Annabel and Ryan on relying on God’s timing and looking forward to returning to Mozambique to continue their ministry work.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness in praying for Ryan and Annabel.


Update as of February 14, 2024

Ryan and Annabel Koher, along with their two boys, returned to the United States on October 4, 2023. This was permitted by a Mozambican judge despite the continuing investigation into Ryan’s alleged assistance of terrorism with his planned supply flight to an orphanage in the northern part of the country.

There is cautious optimism that the investigation will conclude in June and that no charges will be filed.

Since their return, the Kohers have held reunions with family members, visited supporting churches and friends throughout the country, and are back at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho.

Ryan is currently participating in required training classes and then he and Annabel will finish their first-term furlough in May. After that, Ryan will work in the MAF hangar until their return to the Ambassador Aviation program in Mozambique upon dismissal of the case.

Ryan and Annabel are confident that God will be with them through it all, and are praying the people of Mozambique will be changed by the true gospel. They believe that God calls us all to live with eternity in mindnot just our idea of what is safe in the moment.

Ryan and Annabel have been comforted by Lamentations 3:22-25, which says, Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.

They desire to share this comfort and hope in the Lord with the lost in Mozambique.

Please continue to pray that no charges will be filed against Ryan following the investigation. Also pray for the Koher family during their furlough and as they look forward to returning to their home in Mozambique, where they will continue to build relationships and serve as ambassadors for Christ.


Update as of October 5, 2023


Ryan, Annabel, and their two boys are now back in the United States!

Last week, a judge lifted the restrictions that were preventing Ryan from providing his services as a pilot for Ambassador Aviation, MAF’s business name in Mozambique, and authorized that Ryan’s passport be returned to him. This allowed Ryan to leave the country.

Praise the Lord for this answer to prayer. There will be an extended period of rest, reunion with family, and some time spent at MAF HQ for the Kohers

The two volunteers for the orphanage that were also detained have had all travel restrictions lifted as well.

Please continue to pray that the ongoing investigation of Ryan and the orphanage volunteers will conclude and that the case will be dismissed.

If you wish to pass along words of encouragement and praise to the Kohers, you may email them at


Update as of September 20, 2023

Thank you for your prayers on behalf of Ryan that he would be able to return to work while waiting for the investigation to be completed. Ryan’s attorney has let us know that he will be able to work at the hangar as a mechanic and do other tasks as assigned. We praise the Lord for this answer to prayer! He will not be able to perform his duties as a pilot, which was already known.

We have another prayer ask on a matter that a judge may rule on next week. Ryan’s attorney has submitted a request to the prosecutor to allow Ryan to be able to travel out of the country. If granted, Ryan will be able to return to the U.S. with his family. This would be a major step forward in the case and would allow him to be reunited with his extended family.

Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for Ryan and Annabel. It has been a long season since his arrest on November 4 of last year. We must not cease in our petitions to the Lord on Ryan’s behalf.

If you desire to send a note of encouragement to the Kohers, you can do so by emailing them at

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