Pastor Missing in Malaysia
Pastor Raymond Koh has been missing since February 13. According to an eye witness, occupants of a van stopped his car near Jalan Bahagia and took him away. The police are currently investigating the case.
His wife has also made a video to appeal to his abductors to release him back safely to the family. It was broadcasted online in local newspapers. He said, “I love you” as he left the home of her friend for whom she was babysitting in Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya. And then he dashed out the door, late for his appointment with a friend to deliver belacan, a shrimp paste used in Southeast Asian cuisine.
According to a report in The Sun Daily newspaper, Koh had been involved “in an unfounded claim of the proselytizing of Muslims.” The claim was later dropped due to lack of evidence.
Given the increasing restrictions placed by the Malaysian government and society upon the local churches and new believers, Open Doors calls for prayers from Christians, worldwide. Prayers are especially needed for new believers who are thirsty for spiritual nourishment and fellowship.
Father, we lift up Pastor Koh and his wife in the midst of this time of fear and separation. Wherever he is, we pray Your hand of protection will be upon him. Grant him wisdom and strength to meet the demands of his circumstances. We pray that You will uphold his wife and children with Your peace and comfort them in his absence. Fill them with hope and grant them wisdom as they connect with lawyers and a politician to help them. Reunite them, Father, with this man they love. In the name of Jesus who fills us with joy and peace as we trust in him and causes us to overflow with hope by the power of His Holy Spirit. Amen.