Acts 8:1-4 MSG

1 That set off a terrific persecution of the church in Jerusalem. The believers were all scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. All, that is, but the apostles.
2 Good and brave men buried Stephen, giving him a solemn funeral - not many dry eyes that day!
3 And Saul just went wild, devastating the church, entering house after house after house, dragging men and women off to jail.
4 Forced to leave home base, the Christians all became missionaries. Wherever they were scattered, they preached the Message about Jesus.