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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
- 1 November 2019
“My main ministry is the organisation of a workshop about HIV for church leaders. ‘Channels of Hope’ is the title of this workshop… in Congo people who are living with HIV and willing to give a testimony are difficult to find… men and women living with HIV are afraid of being stigmatised, or worse, discriminated against. To have pastors speak up against this is one of the aims of the workshop. In the end we’d like them to go home with tools that they can use to teach about HIV and AIDS in their churches, and to assist people living with HIV… I plan to organise this workshop in all 11 church districts of CECA and in several other places where CECA has an outreach ministry. Please pray for the organisation of more workshops; one will take place in Aru on 11th-14th November, another at the Bible Institute in Adi on 28th-30th November.”
- 23 August 2019
“Margaret Badaru, a friend who studied in Aru to become a nurse (comparable with registered nursing) obtained her diploma at the end of July! The plan is that Margaret, after a placement at the hospital, will be involved in the treatment program of people living with HIV, and also will help in the AIDS Awareness Program… Praise God for Margaret’s graduation. Pray that she may finish the loose ends of her study (practical reports and the last corrections of her thesis)… pray for the start of her work at Adi Hospital.”
- 2 August 2019
Annemarie 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. “Last year in August an ebola epidemic started near Beni in the North Kivu Province. Since then 2.275 have been confirmed as having ebola, and 1.598 have died (as of July 3). Ebola is spreading because the fight against ebola knows lots of problems. The region where it started is a region that is invested with rebel groups and these groups even have attacked treatment centers and killed aid workers. Also they make people believe that ebola does not exist and that it is a dream of the government to suppress the people. Since last weekend, the end of June, a woman has been diagnosed with ebola in Ariwara, only 45 km from Adi, and has died since. And it is worse. A team of ISTM, a school to train registered nurses in Aru, has been in Ariwara, to supervise students, before coming to Adi. We are waiting for vaccines.”