For Immediate Release: July 2, 2013
Berland Welcomes Bishop Bumi of the D.R. Congo to Huntington
(Huntington, N.Y.) – Councilwoman Susan A. Berland was at Huntington High School for the United Methodist Men of the United Methodist Church of Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor’s “Laughter and Lyrics Too for the Children of Huntington Station” Friday evening to celebrate and raise funds for a splash/water park with Reverend Dr. Luonne Abram Rouse, his lovely wife Marie and the community. Councilwoman Berland presented special guest Bishop Prosper Yumba Lufungula Bumi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with an official proclamation from the Town of Huntington.
L-R: Pastor Nelson, Reverend Dr. Luonne Abram Rouse, Marie Rouse, Bishop Bumi, Councilwoman Susan A. Berland.
Bishop Prosper Yumba Lufungula Bumi holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and has served as a pastor for over 25 years. He was elected as Bishop of “Communitie’ Pentecostiste DES Carmelites Mission Naire” in 2001 and has built a medical clinic, hospital and a University-Seminary in efforts to lead his community to amazing growth.
“It was a pleasure for me to honor Bishop Bumi,” commented Councilwoman Berland. “He is a community leader in his village and is passionate about building a bright future for our youngest generation. Huntington was honored to welcome him to the “Laughter and Lyrics Too for the Children of Huntington Station” event sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the United Methodist Church of Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor. I would like to thank the United Methodist Men for continuing to sponsor community events to raise funds for the creation of a water/splash park for children living in Huntington Station.”