Missionary Training Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Name Location Dedication Date
01. Argentina MTC Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct 1985
02. Brazil MTC Sao Paulo, Brazil 18 May 1997
03. Colombia MTC Bogota, Colombia Feb 1992
04. England MTC Lancashire, England 1985
05. Ghana MTC Accra, Ghana 17 May 2002 (see note below)
06. Guatemala MTC Guatemala City, Guatemala 1986
07. Mexico MTC Mexico City, Mexico 1979
08. New Zealand MTC Auckland, New Zealand 1977
09. Peru MTC Lima, Peru 01 Jul 1986
10. Philippines MTC Manila, Philippines Oct 1983
11. Provo MTC Provo, Utah 1978
12. South Africa MTC Gauteng, Africa 24 Jul 2003
Interesting facts about the Missionary Training Centers:
- In 2018, there were 20,515 missionaries trained at the Provo Missionary Training Center, the largest MTC in the Church (numbers-wise)!
- In 2018, there were 376 missionaries trained at the Johannesburg South Africa MTC, the smallest of the twelve MTCs.
- The largest MTC in the Church size-wise is the Mexico MTC, with 88 buildings on 90 acres of land.
- The tallest MTC building is in the Sao Paulo Brazil MTC. The building has seven stories.
Note on the Ghana MTC: In October of 2017, the following article appeared in the Church News — “With an increasing need to accommodate the growth of the Church in Africa, a new missionary training center has been built and dedicated in Accra, Ghana after a special ceremony on October 24, 2017. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with members and dedicated the new facility. ‘To see them is a miracle,’ Elder Bednar said of the 200 missionaries currently in the Ghana MTC, according to a press release published on Mormon Newsroom. ‘You have heard these young people pray, and say things and sing in a foreign language they did not know four weeks ago. That is a manifestation of heavenly help.’ Located next to the Accra Ghana Temple, the new missionary training center is a response to the growing number of missionaries and members in the area. ‘Four years ago this site was a vacant lot. It was covered with trees and a path running through it,’ said Elder Terence M. Vinson, General Authority Seventy and president of the Church’s Africa West Area, in the release. ‘Now it is a spiritual school, which is more than a beautiful edifice.’ During the dedicatory prayer, Elder Bednar asked for a blessing upon ‘those who labor, who study, who live, and who serve at this center’. The campus consists of four structures, including a five-story residency hall with 80 dormitory rooms, and has the capacity to house up to 320 missionaries at a time. The new MTC has 28 classrooms, 18 practice teaching rooms and seven computer labs to help train missionaries before they leave to their assigned areas around the world. The campus also includes a cafeteria, laundry facility, athletic fields and large meetings rooms. ‘They learn skills which will help them listen to the Spirit and support their companions as they teach those seeking the truths taught by the Savior,’ said Elder Vinson in the release. The new MTC makes it easier to teach missionaries in their native language and to learn the language of the area where they have been assigned to serve. Prior to the dedication. leaders and members of the community were able to tour the new building during a week-long open house held in August.”
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