And Jesus was going around all the towns and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and every sickness.
References for Matthew 9:35
And [when he] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were weary and dejected, like sheep that did not have a shepherd.
References for Matthew 9:36
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest [is] plentiful, but the workers [are] few.
Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest that he send out workers into his harvest."