From the Church

A new missionary training center is opening—in a country that’s never had one

Missionaries teach in the Congo.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening a new training center for full-time missionaries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Since 2022, a limited number of local missionaries have received training in a temporary center, leading to the need for a permanent facility. This new MTC will help accommodate a growing number of missionaries in this region of Africa and provide training in advance of their missionary service.

The new training center will have a capacity of up to 200 missionaries who already speak French or will learn French before their service. The training center will be a short drive from the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, which will allow missionaries to attend the temple during their training. The new MTC is scheduled to begin operation in August.

This announcement was first shared on Church Newsroom here.

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