The Church announced Wednesday that the Dominican Republic MTC will close January 2019.
According to a statement by a Church spokesman:
"This decision comes as Church leaders continue to seek the best use of resources worldwide according to the needs and demands of each area. Plans for future use of this space are still being determined.
"Missionaries who would have attended this center will now be trained at one of the 12 remaining MTCs including Colombia, England, Mexico and Provo, Utah."
The Dominican Republic MTC was dedicated on December 17, 2000. Missionaries assigned to the Dominican Republic MTC typically serve in Santo Domingo East, Santo Domingo West, Santiago, Haiti, West Indies, Jamaica, Guyana, and Puerto Rico missions, according to lds.org.
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