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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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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
- 15 February 2019
“30 years ago I boarded the plane for the very first time to start ministry in Zaire (now DR Congo), not knowing what would happen or what to anticipate. The flight was long and brought me first to Nairobi in Kenya. After a couple of days I flew to Zaire and entered through Bunia. Then it was off to Oicha. While my job description had said that it was mainly nursing with maybe some teaching on the spot, the first question I was asked was if I came to teach at the school of nurses. Having no clue what that would imply, I answered that I was willing to try and then opted to teach about Community Health. 30 years later, I can tell that this teaching prepared me for the work I am doing now. I still am teaching, only no longer in the school of nurses but in the community and in the church, and about HIV and AIDS. And I am doing so much more, like writing books, translating books, producing, filming and editing movies, testing people for HIV, and so on… During all these years God has been with me, he has walked before me and protected me under his wings. He has called me to serve Him in Congo and has proved to be a faithful God. I pray that I may prove to be faithful to Him.” Praise God for his faithfulness in leading Annemarie and being with her in her ministry for the last 30 years!
- 21 December 2018
“We have given two workshops for church leaders about Channels of Hope. In both, the members of the church district were full of enthusiasm to follow the teaching. Also, the two nurses who I have been working with were thrilled to pass on the information. The only question that still has not been solves in my thoughts is whether to give it in French or Bangala. It’s still a dilemma.” Praise God for the successful workshops, and please pray for wisdom for Annemarie so she knows which language to give the workshops in so that they can be as accessible as possible for those attending.
- 26 October 2018
“The [Ebola] epidemic in and around Beni is still not under control. This is because there are people who don’t trust the treatment team, and they are hiding family members who get sick. Because they leave for other places, Ebola has been diagnosed not far south from Bunia. Here in Adi, we are on alert (and we have to wash our hands every time we come into or leave the hospital) and we had an Ebola scare a couple of weeks ago when a patient who had vomited blood came to the hospital. This patient was received as a probable case, just as we had learned in a training workshop. We were glad that it was a false alarm and not Ebola. Please pray for protection against Ebola and that the epidemic in North Kivu may be brought to a stop.”