Then, though, you have the case of Alaska where - if I am not mistaken - the monastics who moved there lived out their lives the way they had in Russia, and soon the natives of Alaska saw their holiness and invited them to come and preach.
It is certainly true that Paul, and probably most of the other Apostles, first preached in the synagogues to spread the Gospel. It may even be true that early Christians stood on street corners and preached Christ. It was also true that Martin Luther nailed his Theses to a church door. However, none of these things are acceptable in today's society. If I go into a Jewish synagogue today, or a Muslim mosque, etc., and begin preaching, I have either lied and said I am a Jew or a Muslim or whatever, or I have unilaterally decided it is a good idea to interrupt their services. This will anger those present, and while it is possible someone in the audience will be interested in what I had to say, most everyone will instead be forever turned off to Orthodoxy. If I go into a Baptist church or a Catholic church, I was also most likely not invited, in which case my previous sentence applies. If I was invited, then by all means I should preach, and some Orthodox priests have gone to local Protestant churches and shared Orthodoxy with the people there, at the invitation of the pastor.
If I go and stand on a street corner, do you really think anyone will pay attention to what I have to say? When I see someone, in today's world, preaching about anything via a street corner, I do not think to myself, "Maybe he will make a good point; perhaps I should stay and listen." I, instead, think to myself, "That man is probably crazy."
So, exactly, what do you think the Apostles and early Christians did that we don't do today? Go to new lands? Well, the first monastery in Thailand was just consecrated by the Russians. I assume the monks there already have, or are working towards, translation of liturgical works into the native language. Or there is Japan, where it was only in the late 1800's that they first got an Orthodox priest, and today have many thousands of members, all using Japanese. Or the ROCOR just sent the first missionary priest to Tonga. Or we could discuss the reception into Orthodoxy over something like, I believe, 2,000 protestants when the Evangelical Orthodox Church decided to become truly Orthodox. Perhaps we could talk about the Church of China, which is being revived, with Chinese students going to study theology in Russia, and then return to China. Maybe we could discuss how Pakistan now has, I believe, two Orthodox Churches. Or we could talk about the massive missionary work going on within Russia, revitalizing the faith there. Or maybe we could speak about how the Ecumenical Patriarchate now has at least some liturgies served in Turkish.
What is it that anyone thinks the Apostles did, that we do not do today, that we should do today?