Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday, Feb. 8 they will close the missionary training center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective July 2019.
Plans for future use of the facilities will be determined in coordination with local leaders, according to Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff. Following the closure, missionaries who would have attended this center will be trained in the Mexico and Brazil MTCs.
This decision comes as Church leaders continue to seek the best use of resources worldwide according to the needs and demands of each area, said Woodruff. Specifically, this closure is designed to better utilize the Mexico and Brazil MTCs, among others, which train large numbers of missionaries who are assigned to serve in Latin America. Three additional Missionary Training Centers closed this month in Spain, Chile and the Dominican Republic.
With the closures, the Church will operate 11 missionary training centers — located in Brazil, Colombia, England, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Provo and South Africa.