This prayer wasn't something that was planned in advance.
As they gazed out on the view, Esther turned to see that Jacob was on one knee asking for her hand in marriage. "In fact, I was pretty much rendered speechless." But she did get out the most important word:"Yes." At the end of October, Jacob and Esther were married and are beginning their lives together in Australia.
They both trusted God every step of the way en route to a new life.
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"Basically to prove to myself that it was not a good idea." The 32-year-old from Washington state might have had doubts about this venue, but she was also open, and prayed that if it was God's will to find her spouse in this way that it be shown to her.
She got a couple of messages, but nothing that looked to be long-lasting. She went to his profile and was favorably impressed.
I decided to take the story of the movement’s pioneer as a kind of case study.
Could it be true that the icon of the truth-fetishising sceptic movement was, himself, a liar?
"I could hardly sleep because of all the excitement." Jacob's time with Esther in America was a profoundly spiritual one. "He increased my faith, hope and love for God and inspired me to holiness," Esther said.