History of the Missionary Training Center, locations around the world
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had missionaries spreading the gospel since 1830. In February of this year, the church announced the creation of 58 new missions to accommodate the surge in applications following the lowering of the eligible age for service in October 2012. Currently, the church has more than 64,000 missionaries serving around the world.
Before beginning service in their respective areas, missionaries spend time in training centers. According to Brigham Young University, the purpose of a missionary training center is to provide an atmosphere of peace, love, trust, confidence and respect in which missionaries can prepare for missionary service.
Here is the history of the different missionary training centers around the world.
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- Opposing sides of same-sex marriage... 125
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- Dick Harmon: Holmoe's outward interest... 63
- Kathleen Parker: We're becoming a... 61
- Letter: Climate claims 57