Eagle Missionary School- HOT (Hands on Training)
H.O.T. is a program in which new and prospective missionaries are given the opportunity to work in Moldova for a time. This gives the new missionary a chance to “learn the ropes” in order to get his own mission going sooner and with fewer mistakes.
Moldova offers the new missionary a chance to learn what life is really like living and serving the Lord in an impoverished land, and how to go about it. Until your feet are on foreign soil, you don’t really know what it is like.
Missionaries on the foreign field are truly heroes of the faith. These are the men and women on the front lines of the army of God. While we Americans live a life of comparative luxury and ease, missionaries face hardship and loneliness; they sometimes face dangers that look more like an adventure movie than the tranquil lives that most of us live. While some missionaries serve in conditions that might not be too unfamiliar with our own surroundings, others live lives that resemble an Indiana Jones or James Bond character. They face very real risks, and on occasion die for the cause of The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
What are you doing for Jesus? Have you faced anything more threatening than cursing by a drunk when handing out tracts? Are you waiting for God to send some sort of unmistakable sign that He wants you to be a missionary on the foreign field?
The Bible says: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) To borrow a phrase from a popular advertising slogan, “Just do it.” If God wants you to do something else, He will close the doors. Don’t wait for Him to open doors and extend an invitation – He already did that. Keep going through the doors until God closes them. If you have a burden for the lost in a foreign land, but don’t know where to start, the HOT program is where you should be looking.