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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
- 7 June 2019
Recently, Annemarie attended CECA 20’s General Assembly: “It has been a good time to make new friends. One new friend works as a pastor in Uganda, and with him I have made plans to organise the workshop ‘Channels of Hope’ in Uganda after they have had their board meetings in Koboko. Because Koboko is not far at all from Adi, we have opted for that time somewhere in June. I started translating the participant syllabus back into English. I will go to teach with Ayila, who helped me in Durba in October. The only thing is that Ayila doesn’t speak English and has to do the teaching in Swahili. It will be another workshop with several languages!” Please pray that the workshop will go well and effectively equip more pastors to serve those suffering with HIV/Aids.
- 26 April 2019
In February Annemarie returned to DR Congo after a couple of months’ leave: “I have been involved straight away with the testing at the prenatal clinics; have already visited a health centre with one doctor and the nurse who is in charge of the treatment program of HIV to follow the testing during prenatal clinic there; spoken at a youth conference for at least 1000 young people; the book for Bible Schools has been corrected for the very last time and is now at the press to be printed… And I could go on. Every day is filled. Especially writing the report of all the activities of the AIDS Program in 2018 took time. And I made a plan for 2019… The report has been sent to the CECA office in Bunia in time for it to be included in the final report of the church president to be given during General Assembly of CECA… Praise God for what I was able to do in the Aids Program last year, and pray that God will be the focus for the activities planned for this year.”
- 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!