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 Missionary Training Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


                         Name                       Location                       Dedication Date

                  01. Brazil MTC              Sao Paulo, Brazil                    18 May 1997
                  02. England MTC             Preston, England                            1985
                  03. Ghana MTC               Accra, Ghana                         17 May 2002 (see note below)
                  04. Mexico MTC              Mexico City, Mexico                         1979
                  05. New Zealand MTC         Auckland, New Zealand                       1977
                  06. Peru MTC                Lima, Peru                           01 Jul 1986
                  07. Philippines MTC         Manila, Philippines                     Oct 1983
                  08. Provo MTC               Provo, Utah                                 1978
                  09. South Africa MTC        Johannesburg, Africa                 24 Jul 2003
               10. Thailand MTC            Bangkok, Thailand                    15 Jan 2024

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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