Channels of Hope

On 24 April I could present a very short version of the workshop for Church leaders in my home church. While in Dutch, you could watch it using the cc for translation. Although this translation is not always correct.

Channels of Hope has as aim to equip church leaders with knowledge and aptitudes to be channels of hope for people living with HIV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cn2LMweztE

Newsletter No.2/April 2022

Newsletter 1, 2022

Read my first newsletter of this year here.

Newsletter No.4, 2021

You can read my Newsletter from June till September 2021 here.

Newsletter April-June 2021

Newsletter January-March 2021

A warm welcome in The Netherlands

Christmas Newsletter

My Christmas Newsletter was sent out on Christmas Day, so, however this is a few days later, it is how life is at the moment.

Newsletter November 2020

With the following link you come to my first newsletter written after return to DR Congo.

https://www.annemarieboks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Newsletter-November-2020.pdf

7 months in The Netherlands

Covid-19

We have gone through an intelligent lockdown, a loosening up of restrictions, and now these are tightened again because numbers of covid-19 infections are on the rise another time. Today new infections in The Netherlands rose to 3252.

These 7 months I have stayed with my parents and I have been able to keep an eye on them, and help them in the house and doing the grocery shoppings.

In my home church new exploits have been started. The Sunday morning service is being broadcasted through livestream, we have a new pastor and some new elders and deacons. September 20 was the inauguration of the pastor and his wife, although they have been serving the church since April first.

Meanwhile in Adi

In May we had to cancel two workshops Channels of Hope because in Congo there was a lockdown as well, and I even was not able to return. One of the workshops was destined for the women students at the Adi Bible Institute, and Ayila could organise a workshop together with Margaret the beginning of September. They had two days with the women, and one of the medical doctors of the hospital in Adi could come in to teach about covid-19 as well. It was great to see some photo’s taken during the workshop, although the quality is not optimal.

The women are listening with full attention
The closure of the workshop with the lighting of candles as commitment for involvement

And did I write last time about some funding for a small covid-19 project to create awareness among the people in the health zone of Adi how to prevent its spread, I can tell you that the same organisation has doubled the amount given. We are very grateful for this and are praising God for His provision.

What is ahead?

Covid-19 here in The Netherlands is again on the rise. However, in DRC the the declared number of COVID-19 cases is now 10.685 with 272 death. In Ituri, the province where we find Bunia and Adi, the number of cases has been declared to be 153. There is no covid-19 yet in Adi, although it has been diagnosed 45 kilometers south of Adi.

However, I have decided in contact with AIM and church leadership, to return to DRC for 6 months. I will leave from Schiphol Airport on October 7 to arrived via Frankfurt and Addis Ababa in Goma (DRC) on Thursday the 8th. From there I will fly to Bunia. I will travel with two people from Wycliffe and meet up with another AIM missionary in Addis. The four of us will continue to Bunia together. I will stay in Bunia for about a week to talk with church and mission leadership.

I have peace with this decision, still need to be tested though (on Monday). The thing that I want to ask you is to accompany me with your prayers, and I would like to ask you to pray for my parents as well. Pray that God will be a shelter to them, keep them safe and in good health. Pray for travel mercies and for wisdom how to deal with the situation I will find in Congo. I know for sure that Margaret, Ayila and the rest of my friends in Adi are thrilled to have me come back.


 

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