The missionary training center in Provo, Utah. ..Every Wednesday 600 new 19-year old missionaries start their training in Provo. They bid their parents farewell as they will not see them for the next 2 years. ..Currently, there are more than 61'000 active missionaries spreading the Mormon gospel. It is compulsory for all mormon men to spend 2 years as a missionary. During that time, they dress according to a strict dress code (short hair, suit, tie), are not allowed to watch television or be alone with a woman. Phone calls are restricted to Christmas and Mother's day during that time.