New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles greets missionary tour guides during the open house on August 7. (DDC Consult)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

Nii Kpobi III, the Chief of the La Trafitional Council attended the open house. It is customary in Africa to cover nobility with an umbrella as they walk. (DDC Consult)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

Chief Director Aselaide Anno-Kumi (center) of the Ministry of the Interior looks at a hand-carved picture during the open house. (DDC Consult)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

Mayor Adjei Sowah of Accra gets an imaginary haircut in the Ghana MTC's barber shop. (DDC Consult)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

President Scott M. Brubaker and his wife, Rebecca, chat with missionaries at the Ghana MTC. (A.i.G Photography & Designs)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

The interior courtyard adds to the open design concept, giving a connection to the surrounding environmnent. (A.i.G Photography & Designs)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

Missionaries exercise for an hour every day in the MTC's multipurpose room. They can play basketball, volleyball, or jog. (A.i.G Photography & Designs)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

The MTC is constructed near the Accra Ghana Temple. (DDC Consult)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

Missionaries get the opportunity to gain practical experience in one of several teaching rooms. (A.i.G Photography & Designs)

New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

An instructor teaches missionaries at the MTC. Missionaries learning to speak French or English stay up to 6 weeks while those who don't need to learn a language stay up to 3 weeks. (A.i.G Photography & Designs)

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New Ghana MTC holds open house following completion

The cafeteria serves meals for up to 320 missionaries three times a day. (A.i.G Photography & Designs)

The new Missionary Training Center in Ghana has opened for public tours through August 12.

The original MTC in Ghana, built in 2002, could only house 90 missionaries. Church leaders constructed the new MTC facilities to better serve the growing church in Africa, according to Mormon Newsroom. The new MTC accommodates 320 missionaries, with room for 500 more if necessary.

The Ghana MTC, constructed near the Accra Ghana temple, uses the same design as the recently opened Provo Utah MTC, and features similar artwork and architecture.

MTC tours will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and visitors are not required tickets for entry. The MTC will be dedicated on October 24. For more information, visit mormonnewsroom.com.

Sam Bigelow
Sam Bigelow

Sam Bigelow is a News Media Major at BYU, with a minor in Digital humanities. Sam is also a Web Editor for the Daily Universe. Follow him at @samholden95.

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