I am left to wonder that sometimes. I am left to wonder if we put more importance upon our plans and how we want things to be than we do on simply speaking the Gospel.
One of our LCMS Missionaries was recalled. He had raised over a quarter of a million dollars in 2 years. The synod didn't have to pay anything for him. And he was recalled. You can see why here .
I don't know what to say. What is there to say? Pastor, don't do bible studies? Pastor, don't baptize those who desire baptism? Don't let people stay in your house? Don't seek to support your family?
The Synod was formed to send out missionaries - how does this describe the sending out of a missionary at all?