Mormon church operates 14 missionary training centers around the world

Published: Wednesday, March 23 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

It's a conscious effort to provide the same spirit and same experience — such as videotaping the monthly Tuesday night devotional talk at the Provo MTC by a visiting member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It is translated and then sent to be shown at the international MTCs.

"So when the Brethren speak to the missionaries here, they speak to missionaries in training everywhere."

And missionaries all over the world can see the Provo-based contingent of 2,000 strong and sense the magnitude of what they are a part of.

"I think it would be nice sitting there," said Sister Piroska Szvoboda of Switzerland, in the England MTC prior to serving in the Germany Berlin Mission. "But the spirit teaches you if you listen, and I'm glad to be here."

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