News Release

Couple called to serve in Ghana Missionary Training Center

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called Reid Adams Robison and his wife, Diane Laverne Flint Robison, to serve in the Ghana Missionary Training Center.

President and Sister Robison, together with two counselors in the MTC Presidency and their spouses, will welcome new missionaries from all over the world as they guide the elders and sisters through an 11-day training program before they depart for their assigned English-speaking missions throughout West Africa. Those missionaries who serve in French-speaking African countries and Madagascar stay in the Ghana MTC for six weeks of training.

The Robisons

President Robison and Sister Robison are from Provo, Utah, United States. He was recently released from a French-speaking branch presidency at the Provo Missionary Training Center and is a former president of the West Indies Mission, stake president (a stake is a group of Latter-day Saint congregations, similar to a diocese), bishop and missionary in the French Mission. Currently, he is an adjunct professor and director of organizational behavior and human resources at the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management in Utah, United States. 

Sister Robison served on the Young Women general board for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She previously served with her husband in the West Indies Mission and is a former seminary and institute teacher and gospel doctrine teacher. They have five children.

Ghana MTC is one of 15 missionary training centers throughout the world, and one of two in Africa, along with the MTC in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

Life in the MTC is centered on a rigorous curriculum rooted in teaching others about Jesus Christ. It includes devotional addresses from Church leaders, daily practice teaching situations, learning good study habits and understanding how to spend all day, every day, with an assigned companion.

Missionaries in the MTC also learn how to live on their own. For many of these 18- and 19-year-old men and women, the missionary training center is their first experience living away from home. They do their own laundry, exercise daily, learn how to eat wisely and stay healthy.

President and Sister Robison will have a great impact on the lives of hundreds of missionaries before they depart for their assigned missions. Their leadership and guidance will teach the missionaries self-motivation and self-direction, creating a pattern for missionaries to follow during their missions as well as for the rest of their lives.


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