This incident was told us by Virgil and Marcel Tintisan, two Rumanian brothers in the faith. We met them in 1990 here in Rome and we spent with them much time on brotherly fellowship. They now live in Australia.

After they took the necessary steps to get from the Australian Embassy the permission to leave Italy for Australia, and they obtained permission from the Australian Embassy, they began to pray to God (sometimes they accompanied prayer with fasting) that He might reveal to them the place where He wanted them to go to live in Australia. They intended to buy the airline ticket only after God had granted their request.

I remember those days very well, for when we met together we encouraged them to have faith in God and to be patient for the Lord would certainly answer them. The days were going by and the day after which they would no longer be able to leave Italy for Australia was drawing near.

Just a short time before that important day, while they were praying in their bedroom, all of a sudden Virgil (the oldest one) had the following vision. He saw in front of him (his brother Marcel in the vision was beside him) a man dressed in a white robe holding a scroll. On the scroll were clearly written these words ‘MERGEZ IN CANBERRA’ that is, ‘GO TO CANBERRA.’

We were all filled with joy. God had kept His precious promise written in the book of the prophet Jeremiah which says: “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3 – NKJV)


Giacinto Butindaro