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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
- 22 June 2018
“Every month adds to the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV. They start taking ARV’s that are provided by the General Referral Hospital in Adi. For example, three pregnant girls (aged 16, 17 and 18 years young) were found HIV positive during their first visit to the prenatal clinic last month. While the whole treatment is free and ARV’s are provided by the government, the rest of the treatment is provided for by the hospital. As is the sometimes expensive treatment of opportunistic infections, and also the rapid tests for diagnosing HIV are bought by the hospital. So it is with great joy that I can announce that funding for the treatment program, which also will open up the possibility for follow-up on people who don’t come back for their ARV’s, has been promised by ‘Metterdaad’, a program of the Evangelical Broadcast in The Netherlands that supports mission projects worldwide! The hospital personnel (and I too) are very thankful and cannot wait to be able to provide better care for people living with HIV.”
- 8 June 2018
“Workshop ‘Channels of Hope’: If you remember it well, we did organize a first workshop for the church leaders in the church district of Adi in March 2015. End of April we could organize the first renewed workshop. This time for the church district leaders of Aba. Fortunately I didn’t have to do everything on my own but could work together with one of the nurses of the hospital, Claude Waginita.…I am grateful to God that we could organize our first workshop. Certainly there are points for improvements, they never lack. It is always possible to improve. It also was quite a challenge to prepare the workshop well. It took place earlier than planned (in April instead of in May), but the collaboration with Claude was really good. It meant a big difference to me that he took it upon himself to take care of all the logistics. And also that he taught several of the topics. It meant that I could take some rest…The next workshops are planned for October. We would like to go to Dungu, Watsa and Aru then…Please pray that financial support will come in and for the organisation of these workshops. Claude has his annual leave in October, and will be available again to help. And that’s already a huge thank you.”
- 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).