At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa. (Acts 10:1-8)
An officer in the Roman garrison force at the military port of Caesarea has a day time vision. (His rank was just like that of centurion in the traditional Tibetan army)
He had a deep faith in Israel’s one true God, and was told that his prayers had been answered. The angel says, “Now send for a man called Peter”, and gave him the address, which was 48 kilometres to the south and also on the sea coast.
The centurion obeys and immediately arranges a small escort party for fetching Peter.