4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city. Acts 8:4-8
It was no accident that the Believers were scattered to in all directions. Would the Believers go to these places on their own? Eventually. The Lord just stepped up the pace for them a bit. And he did it through persecution.
Praise the Lord for his incredible wisdom. While persecution is bad for those being persecuted, it can be used for God’s glory.