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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
- 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.”
- 24 August 2018
“EBOLA ALERT: Yes, we have one…Tuesday we had a talk from doctors of MSF (Médicins Sans Frontières) about Ebola and how to take preventive measures. These have started already, as everyone coming to the hospital is obligated before entry of the reception area to wash his hands, and also when leaving the hospital…Pray that the medical personnel will be really alert and have wisdom to recognise possible cases if they are there. Pray then that we can isolate and treat the patients according to the strict rules. But above all, pray for protection and that Adi Hospital will not be touched.”