When Peter got back to Jerusalem some Jews were fighting with him because he went to people who weren’t the children of Israel and ate with them. So Peter told them all about what had happened, how he had been praying and saw the sheet come down from heaven with all the animals in it that they weren’t supposed to eat from the time of Moses.
Peter told them about the soldier who had sent for him because an angel came from heaven when he was praying and told him to send for Peter. Peter told them everything he told the people who were waiting in the soldiers house and he told them how the Holy Spirit from God fell on them while Peter was talking.
He went to the house where the followers were staying and knocked on the door of the gate and a girl came to see who was knocking. Peter told her who it was and she knew what his voice sounded like and she was so happy that she forgot to open the gate and let him in. She went and told the other people inside instead.
As the followers were sitting with the Lord and praying, the Holy Spirit said, Take Barnabas and Paul and send them to go around to the other countries to tell them about Jesus. So the followers took them and put their hands on them and prayed for them and sent them out to go to the other countries.
As they were in one city they were talking to one city leader about Jesus and another man there with bad powers (that pretended to be from God and doing good), tried to say that Paul was lying. Paul looked at him and said, O sneaky one, you are all full of the bad one. The hand of the Lord will be on you and make you blind for a while. When the leader saw the power of what Paul did he was amazed and believed in Jesus.
John was sent in front of Jesus to get the hearts of the people ready. He said, One is coming after me who I am not good enough to even touch his shoes. The leaders killed Jesus but God made Him alive from death forever. This is the One who takes all your bad stuff away and gives you all His good stuff.
The people asked Paul to come back and tell them more about Jesus the next rest day. Paul told them to say close to God and keep in His love. The next rest day almost the whole city came to hear Paul but when the leaders saw how many people came they wanted the people to come to them instead; and so they said bad things about Paul to turn the people away from him so they wouldn't hear about Jesus and be saved.
When the people saw what Paul did, they brought flowers and stuff to celebrate and love and bow down to Paul and the men with him. Paul said, No, no, no! Why are you doing this? We are only men like you. Turn away from this stuff to the living God, the One who made heaven, and the world, and the sea and everything in them.
After they had told all the good stuff in that place they went back to the cities where they had been before and told the words again, making the ones who trusted in Jesus there very strong in Jesus. He told them to keep going and getting bigger faith by getting more words from God. He told them not to stop because bad stuff comes, but just keep with the Lord and keep going.
Paul and the followers with him picked leaders in each city and showed them the right stuff to do and then put their hearts in God’s hands and went back to the city that sent them out. There they told all the stuff that God had done everywhere they went and how He had kept them safe and made sure they had everything they needed and showed them how God had opened the door of faith to the other countries of the world so everyone everywhere could come to God and be well and happy forever.