They, Paul, whose missionary journeys are detailed in the book of Acts, and many more fulfilled their mission. This mission given by Jesus to his disciples, and those who were called Apostles: "[A]nd you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
The importance of being a witness is reaffirmed throughout Acts 1:22, 2:32, 3:15, 5:32, 10:39-41.
Witness is to publicly attest that what was said or done actually happened because one has seen it.
History notes that Christians traveled the width and breadth of their world, turning it upside down, witnessing of the works and words of the Messiah, Jesus.
We, the present day followers of Jesus, are the progeny of those men and women of the first century. The mission is now ours! With 2/3 of the 6.7 billion of the world's population who don't know Jesus, we have much to do.
To be a witness, you must tell others what Jesus has done for you. Share your witness with us on our blog at hopeforlife.org.
We must fulfill the mission given them centuries ago and has been given us as well.