A few months ago there crossed my desk the "mission report" of one who complained: "I believe that my missionary activities are of such qualities that they deserve better consideration than they are receiving". The gist of that letter-report was an attempt to prove that a church-sent missionary may rightfully (like Paul and Barnabas) take the initiative and call churches together to hear the message they want to deliver. (Yet, Paul and Barnabas never extolled their own greatness or appealed for funds; nor is it said that they "called together" any church other than the one that had sent them forth -- and where they were probably members.)
Let this pastor-editor go on record as believing that it is not only PROPER for a church-sent missionary to report to the church that sent him; IT IS HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO! Far too often missionaries have sought the sponsorship of a local church, as a necessary step to the mission field, and have thereafter ignored their sponsors -- seeking no counsel and giving no report comparable to that of Paul and Barnabas.