Sent from Evangelische Gemeente Parousia in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Annemarie Boks works in DR Congo as a Director of an Aids Awareness Program established by the CECA 20 (Communauté Evangélique au Centre de l’Afrique) church.
DR Congo is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa by area. With a population of over 75 million,it is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth most populated nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populated country in the world.
After training as a nurse, followed by Bible Training in Belgium and a training in tropical medicine in Antwerp, Annemarie left in 1989 for the first time to DR Congo (then Zaire). From 1989 until 1998 Annemarie taught at a nursing school.
After a forced evacuation in 1998, Annemarie obtained a Master’s Degree in Community Health at the University of Liverpool in 1999. Since 2002 she has been involved in the coordination of the Aids Awareness Program of the CECA 20 church.
In 2007 she moved to Adi, in the very north-east of DR Congo, where she now works to develop training for pastors, supporting and encouraging them in their ministry amongst those who are living with HIV/Aids.
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Partner with Annemarie Boks
Annemarie works as the Director of the Aids Awareness Program of CECA 20, the church in DR Congo with which AIM collaborates, seeking to equip pastors for their ministry amongst those living with HIV.
If you would like to partner with Annemarie in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
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Latest prayer points
- 12 May 2017
“My main ministry [this year] will be to church leaders. I will put on training for them about HIV and AIDS and challenge them to be involved in ministry where HIV is concerned. I am working on a syllabus for the participants, and will also prepare one for those who will teach with me… We have still to work out the details, but I am looking forward to it. In the meantime I will be involved in the treatment programme in Adi Health Zone. Yesterday I learned that although Adi is listed as a health zone to be supported with the treatment programme, this has not yet been put in place. This means that the hospital has problems in buying the HIV tests, and medications needed to prevent opportunistic infections. Please pray that Adi Health Zone will be integrated into the programme that finances treatment in DRC.”
- 3 March 2017
Annemarie is about to return to the Netherlands for a medical check-up following her cancer treatment last year. “[A project] that I am working on is the writing of a book for the two-year Bible schools… Yoloki, a young woman who studied in Bunia, helped me to work on the book, which will be checked by a team of people with a theological, medical or educational background. When they agree about the text the book will be printed. I am still writing the syllabus for the participants [of a training course for church leaders]. The CECA church leaders hope that I will return and be able to make this training one of my main ministries, and train other facilitators that I can work with and who will then give the training themselves.” Please pray that Annemarie’s medical check-up will go well, and that she will be able to return to Adi soon to continue her work. Please pray for the the book and training sessions, that the work will continue in Annemarie’s absence and that the book and training will equip pastors well to care for those with HIV/Aids.
- 6 January 2017
On 23rd December Annemarie wrote: “I have already been back in Adi for over a month and although I do rest, I have also been busy and am enjoying every part of it. It is so good to be here and connect with the people and pick up the work that I left behind. Like helping with the testing of pregnant women when they come to have check-ups for their pregnancy. Those are busy days; in total over two days we saw 82 women and a few husbands and volunteers, but none so far was HIV positive… I am also checking the syllabus for training church leaders. There will be three youth conferences going on in three different places in Adi Church district next week and I will go to all three of them to give a presentation about AIDS. Please pray with me that the message will be clear and that many of the young people will commit themselves to abstinence and submit to God, looking for his will in their lives.”