News Release

A New Missionary Training Center to Be Created in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This new MTC will be located in Kinshasa

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening a new training center for full-time missionaries in 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 will begin operation in the coming months.

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