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Historical Details[edit]

There is some additional factual material that needs to be added to this article. Of particular note I'd like to see if I can find some dates for the founding of the LTM as well as when ground was broken for the MTC. A couple of pictures of these places, including Criscrau Hall (sp?) (the original LTM building) would be appreciated, especially if a Wikipedian in Provo wants to take a couple of digital pictures of these landmarks. The Salt Lake Mission Home image is likely only to be found in some historical archive.

Some other aspects of the mission organization at the MTC would also be appreciated. --Robert Horning 20:51, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Since the history section of this has been questioned, I'm stating here for the record that it is based on interviews I had with many of the individuals involved with these decisions and missionaries who I've come in contact with while I was working as a missionary on Temple Square, as well as living in Provo, Utah for about 10 years, including working with the staff at the MTC. I might have missed a few details, and it would be awsome if somebody could find some more "official" histories to back up some of the facts that I put in. All of this is verifiable and can be done from an NPOV. Names of some of the individuals involved including LTM and MTC Presidents must be recorded somewhere. For that, the plea for an "expert" to come in and help out would be appreciated. --Robert Horning 13:08, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
All of the information is correct, so I am removing the expert tag, but the citation tag will remain until such information is found. I will work on this in the meantime. Thanks. --Eustress (talk) 22:37, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Dork dot[edit]

What about the dork dot? (talk) 22:38, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to add something about the "dork dot" if you wish. --Eustress (talk) 22:39, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
OK, I give up; what's the dork dot? The round dots some MTCers put on their name tag? What do they represent? MeekMark (talk) 13:50, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
It's an orange dot they give you your first day in the MTC so you receive special treatment and assistance--you take it off after your first day. The only problem is that it might be hard finding a citation for this that's not original research. --Eustress (talk) 14:08, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
This reminds me of the dot program that denoted "tenure" in the MTC. Each week, missionaries would receive one "dot" that would be added to their name tag... usually color coordinated by language as well. I can't remember all of the colors, but English was white, Spanish was red, and other colors were used for other languages. Foreign language speaking missionaries had usually about 8 dots before they left, and some few missionaries that I knew during my time in the MTC (winter 1985) had as many as 20 dots... yeah 20 weeks in the MTC due to visa delays. A change in the MTC mission presidency eliminated the program, although this "dork dot" program seems to be an echo back to this earlier program where dots were earned and carried with pride. I have no source for this information other than myself as a reference. --Robert Horning (talk) 04:42, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Naming conventions[edit]

I searched several articles in relation to the MTCs and what their names are and never found them ever referred by the typical mission name format where the country or state is first followed by the city. Even the Church websites simply referred to the MTCs by their country name ("the England MTC" for example) except the "Provo MTC." I changed the list to reflect that. --JonRidinger (talk) 20:59, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I think it looks great! --Eustress (talk) 21:17, 17 December 2008 (UTC)


Just a reminder to editors, particularly those of us who are Latter-day Saints, to make sure to avoid using Mormon POV terms and phrases like "preaching/teaching the gospel." To Latter-day Saints, yes, missionaries are spreading the gospel. To the rest of the world, however, the missionaries are spreading Mormonism. Remember, this is for a worldwide audience, not a Latter-day Saint audience. --JonRidinger (talk) 23:23, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


The MTC facility located in Seoul next to the temple has been re-purposed as a hostel for members who come from far away to attend the temple. All Korean missionaries, even native Koreans serving in Korea, now go to the Provo MTC. - (talk) 22:52, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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