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Mammy Dumbuya at the White House

Mammy Dumbuya at the White House

Sierra Leone’s eminent religious leader and humanitarian, Apostle Dora Dumbuya , was last Wednesday given the stupendous honour she deserves for a lifetime of preaching the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and promoting the work of God .

Mammy Dumbuya was the first and only African minister of the gospel invited to the White House  and  honored with an international award for her outstanding leadership,  ministry and humanitarian services in Sierra Leone and the international community in a banquet after the White House event . She was also the  only religious leader invited from Africa to take part in the White House Caribbean-American Heritage Month 10th Anniversary Briefing.

Mammy Dumbuya was accompanied to the White House by Sierra Leone’s Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Nations and Coordinator of the African Union Committee of 10 on UN Security Council Reform , Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu , who is also Co-Pastor of the Covenant Child World Ministries of New Jersey . Three other ministers of the gospel who formed part of the entourage that accompanied Mammy Dumbuya to the White House included the Pastor of the Bride of Christ International Ministry of New Jersey, Rev. Emmanuel Sengulay; the  Senior Pastor/[President of the Jesus Christ Church of All Nations, Rev. Abdul Jesus  and the Associate Pastor of the Covenant Child World Minstries , Pastor Gibrilla Dumbuya . Other members of the delegation included Brother Hassan Iftoni jr and Sisters Massa Ndoeka, Fatmata Conteh , Abibatu Daramamy .

Key White House officials at the occasion included  the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Home Security , Jeh Johnson;  Mr. Elias Alcantara, Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs ; Ms Ashley Allison , Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement;  Luke Tate, Special Assistant to President Obama For Economic Mobility ;  Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President For the Office of Urban Affairs , Justice and Opportunity ; Michael Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs For the My Brothers’ Keeper; Karen Andre,  White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ; Astrid Dorelien , Foreign Affairs Officer at the Deparment of State; Jeffrey Salai , Director for Central America and the Caribbean at the National Security Council; Gonzalez Gallegos , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy For the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs , Kalisha Dessources , Staff Assistant for Public Engagement and Inter-government Affairs , among others.

Mama Dumbuya’s international award was given later in the evening at the International Awards Gala of the Caribbean and African Faith-Based  and Community Leadership Conference at the Howard University in Washington DC.   SEE REPORT : http://cocorioko.info/unbelievable-scenes-of-jubilation-in-the-u-s-as-mammy-dumbuya-celebrated-and-given-international-award/

Mammy Dumbuya also attended the Congressional Legislative Forum last Thursday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC.

By KABS KANU, Cocorioko

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