Jesus told his disciples to go to a town and to find someone who would receive them as a guest. They were encouraged to eat within the community, build friendships, make contacts and teach the gospel.
In this exciting book, Andrew Francis urges us to notice the order. The disciples were to seek the welfare of others by praying for and healing them – in other words, by meeting their obvious needs. It was only then that teaching and telling about the `reign of God’ would begin. This was Jesus’ strategy for mission. Andrew Francis suggests that it should be ours today.