“Dear Missionary,” A Missionary’s MTC Experience: English 2015 (2015)
“Dear Missionary,” A Missionary’s MTC Experience
Welcome to the Missionary Training Center. During your stay, you will have many wonderful experiences that will prepare you to serve the people in your mission labors. This is your opportunity to learn and grow as never before. We are confident that you will be successful with the Lord’s help.
Your purpose as a missionary is to “invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end” (Preach My Gospel, 1).
You will have many opportunities to fulfill your purpose as you teach people in realistic situations. As you do, seek inspiration to know their spiritual needs and how the message of the Restoration can help meet those needs. Diligently seek to be a better teacher so that you can help others come unto Christ.
Seek God’s help as you learn. Prayerfully study the scriptures, Preach My Gospel, and the Missionary Handbook. Use the information in the following pages as a resource to guide you through your experience here at the MTC. Priesthood leaders and teachers will help you; listen carefully to them as they assist you. Doctors, nurses, custodians, cooks, trainers, secretaries, technicians, and many others stand ready to serve you. You are very important to the Lord’s work.
Thank you for your commitment to serve a mission. May the Lord grant unto you your righteous desires and bless you as you serve here at the MTC and in the mission field.
Missionary Training Center Presidency