Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution which had arisen over Stephen went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch; they spoke God's word, but only to Jews.
However, some of these, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, when they arrived at Antioch, began speaking to the Greeks too, proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Yeshua.
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number of people trusted and turned to the Lord.
News of this reached the ears of the Messianic community in Yerushalayim, and they sent Bar-Nabba to Antioch.
On arriving and seeing for himself the grace of God at work, he was glad; and he encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with their whole hearts;
for he was a good man, full of the Ruach HaKodesh and trust.
Then Bar-Nabba went off to Tarsus to look for Sha'ul;
and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. They met with the congregation there for a whole year and taught a sizeable crowd. Also it was in Antioch that the talmidim for the first time were called "Messianic."
During this time, some prophets came down from Yerushalayim to Antioch;
and one of them named Agav stood up and through the Spirit predicted that there was going to be a severe famine throughout the Roman Empire. (It took place while Claudius was Emperor.)
So the talmidim decided to provide relief to the brothers living in Y'hudah, each according to his means;
and they did it, sending their contribution to the elders in the care of Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul.