Latter-day Saints to close a fourth Missionary

Latter-day Saints to close a fourth Missionary Training Center, this one in Argentina

Latter-day Saints to close a fourth Missionary Training Center, this one in Argentina
(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The Argentina Missionary Training Center, located in Buenos Aires, will close in July 2019.

48By The Salt Lake Tribune · Published: 21 hours ago 
Updated: 18 hours ago

Latter-day Saint leaders are closing yet another of the faith’s Missionary Training Centers — this one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July.

This closure, the fourth announced by The Church of Jesus Christ within a year, brings the total number of MTCs, as they are called, below a dozen. The others were in the Dominican RepublicChile and Spain.

MTCs, including the flagship facility in Provo, are boot camps, of sorts, where new missionaries undergo intensive language study and gospel grounding before embarking on their proselytizing service.

The Utah-based faith explained in a release Friday that “the future use of the facilities will be determined in coordination with local leaders.”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWRELATED ARTICLES

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Missionaries who would have been assigned to the Argentina center, the release said, now will be trained in the Mexico and Brazil MTCs.

“The decision comes as church leaders continue to seek the best use of resources worldwide,” church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said in the release.Comments  (48)  Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipPope Francis holds historic public mass in UAEPlay Video

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