was a young convert in Haiti whose family believed in voodoo. They urged him not
to forsake the family faith for this new Christian religion. But he ignored the
family pressures and came for baptism. He walked into the water, stopped, and
turned back! The missionaries were sure he had changed his mind. They were certain
that the family pressures had prevailed. But he went back to shore to empty his
pockets of all his voodoo charms. Then he reentered the stream and was baptized.
Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,