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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, including leading workshops, as she seeks to support and encourage them in their ministry among those who are living with HIV/Aids.
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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.
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Latest prayer points
- 20 April 2018
Next week, Annemarie will run a workshop for church leaders about HIV. Please pray for her final preparations, travel, and her colleague who will help her with running the workshop. Pray that God will speak to all people attending, that transformation will take place, and that they all will be ‘Channels of Hope’ (the title of the workshop).
- 23 March 2018
“I know that I want to go to teach about HIV to church leaders from this year on. I am in contact with the regional legal representative to make it possible to do the teaching in May in three of the eleven CECA church districts, in Aba, Dungu and Watsa. For October, when there will be other meetings in the church districts again, it might be possible to do the teaching in some other districts…Also, in the week before Easter, the young people will have a conference and there they will highlight the importance of youth for God. He wants to use them and prepare them for service, make them into disciples. The Bible studies will be about marriage. What is a marriage that is following God’s will? My part in the conference will be to stress the importance of following God’s will in marriage through further explanation and in showing the short movie that we prepared as AIDS Program about ‘Marriage according the will of God’. [It was] beautiful to see, on February 16, the day after my arrival in Adi, a halo around the sun; encircled by two rainbows. To me it meant to be a sign of God also that He has this year in His hands.”
- 26 January 2018
“Coming Sunday, January 28, I fly to Nairobi. Why Nairobi? I will go there for two AIM conferences. The first one is for people who work in Health Care and the second one is a leadership meeting, Koinonia. After that I will fly to Entebbe, spend a couple of days in Kampala to do some shopping and then it is off home to Adi. Happy news: I will no longer be the only missionary in Adi as a German couple (Matthias is a medical doctor and his wife Sabine is a midwife) have arrived in Adi already and have started to enjoy getting to know the people. So…, I am anticipating God will continue his work this year. In my life, in the AIDS Awareness Program, in Bethsaida. And I am looking forward to it.”