Paul's First Mission Work

  Very likely most Bible students would consider that which is called Paul's first missionary journey (into Cyprus, etc.) as his first work. But he had done much work long before he and Barnabas set out on that journey. After his baptism he immediately began preaching Christ in Damascus. He went into Arabia (his activities unknown) and back to Damascus. It was three years later he went to Jerusalem where he saw Peter and James, the Lord's the brother. He was active in preaching the gospel all that time.

  True enough, he took the gospel to distant places thereafter on three journeys plus his trip to Rome. One way to count is that Paul made five mission trips. He began his work from the beginning of his conversion and continued until his death in Rome. He knew the gospel is for all and did his best to see to it that as many as possible heard it.