Marie Gabrielle Tsomo Ngombo recently sat down with Pastor Tom Sager to discuss her experiences here in the local area while she had hip surgery. Marie and Mama Jacqueline Tsele recently returned to Gabon, Africa.
Pastor Tom: What do you think you’ll miss the most about the United States?
Marie: Well, the people that I’ve met here. Not only the people from this church, but everywhere we would go. I will also miss the shopping (laughter). It was great to do some shopping.
Pastor Tom: She told me her favorite store was Kohl’s. Did you buy some things there?
Marie: Oh yes. Not some. A lot (laughter)…women are all the same. They like shopping.
Pastor Tom: What’s the first thing you think you will do when you return to Gabon?
Marie: See my nieces and nephews. I love them so much. And vegetables from home that you don’t have here. I will enjoy them for you.
Pastor Tom: How will life be different?
Marie: I expect to find a job and see things going forward in God’s plan.
Pastor Tom: How would you say that the Lord has worked in your life during your time here?
Marie: During my time here, the Lord showed me that sometimes when you’re in your own country, you’re the ones who pray the most and know about his love. But, when you go outside they do even more than you could think you could do, then it’s teaching. I see here how people were praying and loving each other and it’s wonderful.
Pastor Tom: So the Lord has expanded the concept of the Kingdom of God for you.
Marie: Oh yes. A lot.
Pastor Tom: Well, frankly you’ve done that for us as well and we appreciate that from you and Mama Jacqueline. How can we be praying for you as you go back?
Marie: I would like for you to pray for me to get better. God’s final plan is for me to walk without using anything. He’s still working. Pray also I find a job that will allow me to have time to serve Him and love to do. Also, pray for me to find a husband. He’s somewhere. He’s hiding I don’t know why, so (laughter). Ya.
Pastor Tom: I asked her if she was looking while she was here and she said no Mama Vicki was looking for me. Maybe she’ll put one in her suitcase when she visits in August (laughter).