Welcome Message from the MTC President

MTC President and his wife


Dear Prospective Missionaries and Parents,

We congratulate you on the great opportunity you have to become missionaries! There is no more important work nor any work that brings greater satisfaction, and we promise you that you are going to love this experience.

We welcome you and await you with open arms here at the England Missionary Training Centre.

Our MTC is located on the Preston Temple site (you will note the coincidental similarity to our own surname!), a place that has been set apart and dedicated to strengthen, elevate, motivate, inspire, teach, prepare and train the Lord’s servants.

On behalf of all of our staff, please know that we are committed to giving our very best effort in order to help each one of you become a successful missionary whose purpose it 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, p. 1).

You will have many things to do in order to arrive here safely, physically well and spiritually prepared. Your continued study of the scriptures and in particular the Book of Mormon, plus Preach My Gospel will be a great help in these efforts.

Please come to the MTC clean and worthy with your eye single to the glory of God. We promise you that here you will feel the spirit of missionary work like you have never felt it before.

We look forward to you joining us in this great labour of love.

Very sincerely,

President and Sister Preston