Jason and Fiona had only planned to stay in the country for three months. They’d intended to meet each other’s families and receive their blessing to unite in marriage. They wanted to have the normal introduction and traditional marriage that most Nigerians did before they are wedded in a Church. For many Nigerians, this was the only wedding they ever did.
However, with Fiona’s parents’ obstinance, they had lost two months already, and Jason was wondering if they would be returning from this trip unmarried and without her parents’ blessing to do so. After praying more about it and studying the Scriptures for himself, he had gained a new understanding on the role and significance of water baptism in Christianity. He was particularly moved by the account Peter gave in Acts 11, about how God had led him to Cornelius’ home to preach to him and his family. While Peter was still preaching, they were baptised with the Holy Ghost. Then Peter had remembered what Jesus had said to His disciples:
“John indeed baptized you with water, but you will be baptized by the Holy Ghost…”
At that point, Jason remembered one of his favourite Scriptures, Ephesians 4:5, and received understanding from God…