Welcome Message from the MTC President



Dear Prospective Missionaries and Parents,

The South Africa Missionary Training Center is one of 15 MTCs throughout the world. Missionaries here are supported by an excellent staff that prepares excellent meals and maintains the complex. The staff also includes very capable and experienced teachers.

Missionaries stay in the MTC for three to six weeks. The South Africa MTC offers training programs in English and Malagasy as well as a program for those who speak English as a second language. During your stay, you will develop a greater understanding of and love for the scriptures. Your experience at the MTC will greatly increase your love and understanding of the doctrine of Jesus Christ. Your training will be based on the scriptures and the wonderful instruction found in Preach My Gospel

Through your obedience, personal prayer, and scripture study, your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will grow and your personal testimony of the restored gospel will be enhanced. You will become skilled in teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. As you learn to teach by the Spirit, you will become a mentor and a righteous example for other missionaries. You will form new, eternal friendships and will feel the power evident in the unity of your group, which will strengthen you throughout your time in the field.

While in the MTC you will enjoy weekly visits to the Johannesburg South Africa Temple and weekly devotionals from Area Seventies and General Authorities, including the Area Presidency and DVD recordings of addresses given by members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the Provo MTC.

We look forward to meeting you when you arrive at the South Africa MTC. We rejoice in your mission call and know that you are embarking on an unparalleled experience. Your family, your parents, and your ancestors rejoice with you in this step. Heavenly Father will bless you as you faithfully prepare to serve.

President and Sister Ashton