The word of the Lord,
Preaching the gospel
To many villages
Of the Samaritans.”
Οἱ μὲν οὖν διαμαρτυράμενοι καὶ λαλήσαντες τὸν λόγον τοῦ Κυρίου ὑπέστρεφον εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, πολλάς τε κώμας τῶν Σαμαρειτῶν εὐηγγελίζοντο.
The author of Acts indicated that after Peter and John had testified (Οἱ μὲν οὖν διαμαρτυράμενοι) and spoken (καὶ λαλήσαντες) the word of the Lord (τὸν λόγον τοῦ Κυρίου), they returned (ὑπέστρεφον) to Jerusalem (εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα), preaching the gospel or evangelizing (εὐηγγελίζοντο) to the many villages (πολλάς τε κώμας) of the Samaritans (τῶν Σαμαρειτῶν) on their way back to Jerusalem. Finally, Peter with John returned to Jerusalem. However, on the way, they preached the gospel in the various Samaritan villages as they went back to the big city of Jerusalem. Thus, ends this little excursion into Samaria. First the deacon Philip went and evangelized and baptized the folks in Samaria and then Peter and John came to confirm his mission to the Samaritans. They ran across this magician Simon, who wanted to buy his way into power. However, this mission ended in success, much like what happened in Jerusalem. Where to next? Have you ever been successful on a mission?