In Luke 10 we read how Jesus paired up 72 of his followers and gave them some specific instructions. He told them:
- Ask the “chief farmer” to send workers out into the “harvest”, then go.
- Don’t take extra stuff, whether a purse, bag or sandals. Don’t spend time chatting to everyone passing by.
- If you find people of peace and hospitality, bless them.
- Eat whatever you’re given.
- Heal their sick people and tell them the kingdom of God has arrived in town.
- If people reject you, move on.
Stories of similar excursions are told in Matthew 10, Mark 6 and Luke 9.