In a statement from Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman, it was announced the missionary training center in Argentia will be closing in July. The statement read:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will close its 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. 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. Specifically, this closure is designed to better utilize the Mexico and Brazil MTCs, among others, to train the large numbers of missionaries who are assigned to serve in Latin America.
The Argentina MTC was one of the first international training centers built by the Church, with the original center opening in an unused chapel in October 1985. A new building was dedicated in March 1994 and has since been servicing over 500 missionaries a year, including a large number of English speaking missionaries learning Spanish.
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