About the Peru MTC

Peru MTC Exterior

History

The Peru Missionary Training Center (MTC) was established on July 1, 1986. It was situated in what used to be the mission home for the Peru Lima South Mission, and the first president was Alvin Romney. The capacity was 46 Spanish-speaking missionaries and continued at this location until the new center was constructed and then dedicated by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on August 27, 1998. The new MTC is located in the La Molina District, has a bed capacity of 144 missionaries, and is within walking distance of the Lima Peru Temple. Currently there is an average of about 120 missionaries organized in two branches consisting of both native Spanish-speaking missionaries as well as native English-speaking missionaries who are learning Spanish. The MTC is in its first stage of construction and contains three of the projected five buildings: an administration building; a building with the kitchen and eating area on the bottom floor with an auditorium above; and a building that houses the classrooms on the bottom floor with residence and laundry facilities on the second and third floors. The campus is always meticulously maintained and has a sand volleyball court, an artificial turf soccer field, an outside basketball court, ping-pong tables, and other sporting and exercise equipment.

Weather

If you will be at the MTC during the winter months (May to November), expect cool, cloudy weather and average temperatures between 60 and 64°F (16-18°C). During the summer months (December to April) the air is warm and humid with average temperatures between 70 and 80°F (21-27°C). Annual precipitation is usually less than 2 inches.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. “Lima,” accessed June 25, 2012.