The Missionary Training Center: a timeline

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  • Deeno Sandy, UT
    March 31, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    I really appreciated the history of the current MTC facility. As with all historical information there is the official story and then the real story. I picked up my old mission journal to verify the dates and found the following: June 15, 1976 we moved to the new LTM facility. It was not finished but we had been temporarily housed in Helaman Halls and it was not conducive to missionary study. So President Pinegar had us move to the new, unfinished facility. All the Asian and Scandanavian missionaries moved to the new LTM that day. There was no gym, cafeteria, laundry or any other facilities with the exception of two classroom buildings and one dorm facility. The Sisters stayed on the first floor and the Elders on the floors above. It was very inconvenient but better than staying in Helaman Halls. It was loud and dusty and we had to walk to campus for meals, laundry. devotionals and everything but study and sleep. We loved being missionaries just the same. What a nice facility it has become.

  • Mike in Salem Salem, UT
    March 21, 2011 5:34 a.m.

    English speaking Missionaries were being sent to the LTM in Provo as early as June of 1978. I know because I was there on June 22, 1978 (for a Japanese Mission) and my companion and I shared a room with two Elders in that program. They had already been there a while when I arrived at the end of June.