Recounting the conversion of Saul (apostle to the Gentiles) and the healing of Aeneas (name-sake of the Rome's legendary hero), Luke set the stage for Gentiles to be invited into Christ. Peter was still in Joppa, a seaside town in northern Judea when an angel appeared to Cornelius, a Roman Centurion in Caesarea. "Send for Peter," the angel told him. So, Cornelius sent for him.
Meanwhile, God gave Peter two messages: "Do not call anything 'unclean' after I've cleaned it"; and "Go with the men I sent to you." So, Peter went.
Upon arriving at Cornelius' door, Peter entered and preached the good news: "In every nation the man for fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him." Cornelius became a Christian that very day; he and his entire household