One day Jesus called together his twelve apostles and gave them power and authority to cast out demons and to heal all diseases.
Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the coming of the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
"Don't even take along a walking stick," he instructed them, "nor a traveler's bag, nor food, nor money. Not even an extra coat.
When you enter each village, be a guest in only one home.
If the people of the village won't receive your message when you enter it, shake off its dust from your feet as you leave. It is a sign that you have abandoned that village to its fate."
So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick.