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, 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
- 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.”
- 1 December 2017
“I have almost finished the syllabus for the workshops for the church leaders. It took longer than I had anticipated. First because of all the changes in the original manual from which I took the information, and second because I was asked often for other activities. Before I come to the Netherlands for Christmas, I want to finish (I am reading it now and adding ideas for co-facilitators) so that others can read it before I come back in February. I also wrote a plan and half a budget that I gave to people from the CECA office in Bunia who were in Adi and will continue working on it. They will then try to find the finances to give a workshop in all the eleven church districts of CECA as well as in four big cities…[please pray for] finishing up of the syllabus so that colleagues can read through it.”
- 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.”