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MTC celebrates 50-year anniversary with devotional

Fifty years ago last year, newly called missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints going to two foreign-language missions began receiving preparatory language instruction in Provo prior to their departure.

"Tonight, we join in joyous jubilee to commemorate 50 years of missionary training here," said Elder Russell M. Nelson of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Tuesday evening at the regular weekly devotional at today's sprawling Missionary Training Center, located just north and east of the Brigham Young University campus.

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