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
- 24 April 2020
Annemarie is currently in the Netherlands because of the Covid-19 pandemic and will return to DR Congo when possible. “I received a voicemail from Ayila, one of my colleagues in Adi. Ayila is a nurse working in Adi Hospital in the treatment program for people living with HIV. Furthermore, he is helping me as a facilitator in the workshops of ‘Channels of Hope’. In this mail he expressed his concerns about the people living with HIV who have to go to Uganda for their Antiretroviral drugs (ARV). Now with the Coronavirus the borders have been closed, and both Uganda and Congo are pretty much in a lockdown. Many cannot cross the border and without ARV their health will deteriorate. Also food is becoming a problem, people living with HIV who are taking ARV have to eat well. Ayila is asking for prayer and practical help… Please pray that God will enable people living with HIV to get their ARVs, and that others can be assisted at Adi hospital, and that the supply of ARVs will not dry up. Pray also for good collaboration with the medical authorities in DR Congo.”
- 14 February 2020
“On 7th May we will organise another ‘Channels of Hope’ workshop for the women’s section of the Adi Bible School. When they saw that we were teaching their husbands they asked or their own workshop, so we have planned one. We need to adapt the lessons for them and Ayila and Margaret will work on that. On 19th May we will have our second workshop, in Aru for the students of the French bible school. I’m looking forward to that, too.” Please pray for Ayila, Margaret and Annemarie as they plan and run these workshops, and pray that they will effectively equip those who come to minister to those with HIV/Aids.
- 20 December 2019
“In the last three months we have been busy with workshops. In October we held one for school chaplains and their directors in Adi, and in November we held two. The first was for the church district of Aru and the second for the Bible School students in Adi. And this one was straight away been followed by one for the pastors in the church section of Adi… For 2020 we already have planned several workshops, only the dates are not yet known. And between Christmas and the New Year a youth conference is organized, where we have been invited to speak and show films. Work continues.” Please pray that these workshops will equip more pastors to serve those living with HIV and AIDS; and please pray for Annemarie and others who are running them.